AROUND OREGON: Oregon House boasts record number of women, after swearing-in of Rep. Christine Goodwin, R-Roseburg

Oregon Rep. Christine Goodwin, R-Roseburg, was sworn into office Wednesday, Aug. 25, to finish the remainder of the term of former Rep. Gary Leif, who died in July after reportedly battling cancer. Photo courtesy of Oregon House Republican caucus. The Oregon House broke its previous record for the number of[Read More…]

AROUND OREGON: Malheur County leaders say vaccine mandate could cripple or close schools, ambulance service

Jordan Valley School District. (Malheur Enterprise file photo/DAVID ZAITZ) UPDATED: This story includes a new statement from the governor’s office. VALE – Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate that health care and school workers get vaccinated will trigger a wave of resignations that officials say could shutter ambulance service in the Vale[Read More…]

AROUND OREGON: Malheur County sheriff calls out governor, won’t enforce mandates and will challenge new ones

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe (FILE/The Enterprise) VALE – Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe has written a letter rejecting Gov. Kate Brown’s mask and vaccination mandates as unconstitutional and declaring that his office will not enforce them. “As Elected Sheriff of Malheur County I Believe that; it’s not the governments[Read More…]

AROUND OREGON: Portland police no-show as rival factions brawl, right-wing militant aims replica assault rifle

PORTLAND – A right-wing protester walked through downtown Portland with an airsoft gun Sunday night, at one point leveling the gun at a journalist during one of several clashes between right-wing activists and anti-fascist protesters over the weekend. Several journalists and observers at the scene initially reported that the weapon[Read More…]