Oregon attorney general leads call to end Trump exemptions for religious schools

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 18 other state attorney generals are seeking to eliminate Trump-era measures that relaxed anti-discrimination rules for religious schools. Three Oregon students are among the plaintiffs and one private university in Salem is intervening to defend the Trump rules.  The attorney generals filed a brief[Read More…]

Oregon Employment Department misses target for fixing phone wait times, blames worker shortage

Oregon Employment Department. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Oregon missed its midyear target for improving the employment department’s woeful phone system, but the state says it remains committed to resolving the issues by the end of the year. It was well-nigh impossible to reach the Oregon Employment Department in the early months[Read More…]

Here’s what Salem area lawmakers say they accomplished during the 2021 legislative session

Oregon Capitol (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s YMCA will see $4 million for early learning and childcare spaces in its new building. Cold medicine will be a little easier to get in Oregon. It’s easier to hire a physician’s assistant. Property owners in the Santiam Canyon rebuilding from last year’s historic[Read More…]