Oregon

School Attack Plot
6:08 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Oregon Teen Faces Charges In School Attack Plot

An Oregon teenager will be in court Tuesday on charges that he was planning to set off bombs at his high school. The court appearance comes on the same day that students return to West Albany High School for the first time since police uncovered the alleged plot. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Deeper Cuts in Oregon
7:38 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Southern Oregon Counties Prepare for Deeper Cuts After Safety Levies Fail

Voters in two Southwest Oregon counties have defeated short-term property tax increases that would have raised revenue for public safety. Amelia Templeton reports.

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Oregon Forests
6:37 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Pew Poll Finds Support For Protecting O&C Forests

A majority of Oregon voters favor protections for the so called O and C forest lands in Western Oregon. That’s according to a new poll commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.

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Missionary Statue
6:27 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Oregon House Votes To Remove Missionary, Install Politician In Statuary Hall

Architect of the Capitol

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 11:39 am

The Oregon House voted Monday to remove a statue of pioneer missionary Jason Lee from a prominent place in the U.S. Capitol. In its place they propose to put a statue of former Oregon Republican governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield.

Each state gets two spots in the the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Supporters of the change say it's time to honor a more modern and prominent figure in Oregon's history.

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Oregon State Softball
6:59 am
Mon May 20, 2013

University Of Oregon Softball Team Advances To The NCAA Tournament Super Regional

The University of Oregon softball team is going to the “NCAA Super Regional” after winning the Regional final Saturday in Eugene. The Ducks defeated Big 10 Conference Champions Wisconsin. KLCC's Jes Burns has more.

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Oregon Senate
6:55 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Oregon Senate In ‘Holding Pattern’ As Injured Senator Mulls Comeback

A key Oregon state lawmaker could return to the capitol as early as this week. Democratic Senator Betsy Johnson broke her pelvis in a car accident last month. Her absence has delayed some potentially close votes. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Adoption Bill
6:38 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Adoption Bill Aims For More Access To Paperwork

Courtesy Laura Batt

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 7:43 pm

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would make it easier for people who were adopted as children to access court records about their biological family. A House committee could vote to advance the measure Tuesday.

Oregon Senate Bill 623 is what is sometimes called a housekeeping bill. It's pretty boring, really. The measure clarifies who gets access to certain kinds of paperwork and how they go about getting it.

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Tribes gather in Salem
7:01 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Oregon Tribes Gather In Salem For Tribal Nation's Day

Leaders and representatives of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes gathered at Oregon’s State Capitol in Salem this week for tribal nation’s day.

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Bae's Release
8:14 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Oregon Senators Call For Bae's Release

Federal authorities say they’re working on the release of Kenneth Bae – the University of Oregon graduate believed to be in a North Korean prison. Government-run news outlets in North Korea say Bae has received as much as a 15-year sentence from the country’s Supreme Court for allegedly undermining the government.

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Budget Debates
7:48 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Social Service Advocates Don't Want To Be Left Behind In Budget Debate

Deborah Favors stands in front of her apartment in Stayton, Oregon.
Credit Chris Lehman

Oregon lawmakers will find out later this month how much money will be available to spend in the upcoming budget cycle. So right now, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes maneuvering in the budget-writing process. Education, as usual, is in line for the biggest piece of the pie. But human service advocates say after years of budget turmoil, this year could be their chance to restore funding for Oregon’s social safety net. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports:

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