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Sharp questioning from youth pin back Oregon gubernatorial candidates

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, and Gov. Kate Brown debate in Portland Tuesday night. Independent candidate Patrick Starnes also participated. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune) PORTLAND — The most challenging force facing gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler in his first debate wasn’t incumbent Gov. Kate Brown. It was Rose Lawrence, a 15-year-old from[Read More…]

Buehler’s record shows inconsistent approach to immigration

DACA recipients protest at the Capitol in August. (Paris Achen/Portland Tribune) Knute Buehler, Republican nominee for governor, has staked inconsistent positions on immigration, a review of his public record establishes. The Republican legislator from Bend has voted against state legislation that protects immigrants but supported tighter controls over racial profiling.[Read More…]


A dog, a volunteer and help for an ailing owner

Veternarian Nicole Hatch examines Wilson’s ears at a Sept. 25 appointment at VCA Keizer Veterinary Hospital. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) For patients in hospice care, pets can be a source of comfort and love during the final months of life. But taking care of them is often difficult, and many patients[Read More…]