SALEM, Ore.– Hundreds of bills were introduced in the Oregon Legislature Tuesday as this year’s short legislative session gets underway. Most of this legislative session will be focused on revising Measure 110 and addressing the housing shortage. But local legislators ...

SOUTHERN OREGON – Medford State Representative Kim Wallan announced Thursday she will seek reelection next year. The Republican was first elected to the legislature in 2018. In this year’s session, she served as vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee ...

Author: Tim Gordon (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon state lawmakers wrapped up their session with a big flurry to make up for lost time because of the Republican walkout in the senate. And when the session officially adjourned, Gov. Tina Kotek ...

Author: Bryant Clerkley (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon’s 82nd legislative session is the most diverse in history with 19 legislators of color from the African American, Latino and Asian communities. On Monday, January 9, five Vietnamese American legislators were ...

SALEM, Ore. — Starting tomorrow the Oregon legislature is beginning its special session to adopt a new congressional district map. The Oregon Constitution requires the state to look at redistricting every 10 years. “What we are doing here is to ...

SALEM, Ore — The Oregon House Education Committee is continuing its push for racial equity with a new bill, that would protect teachers of color from being laid off during district budget cuts. House Bill 2001 is currently in the ...

SALEM, Ore — Senate Representatives are preparing to introduce new legislation which would send money to Black Oregonians that are descendants of slaves. “African Americans that were previously slaves, built this land and the economy… and have received nothing but ...

SALEM, Ore — House Representatives may return to voting on the house floor as early as next Monday after a positive coronavirus case paused operations. Only House representatives have been quarantined since last Tuesday after learning about the case. Because ...

SALEM, Ore — Oregon residents are testifying before state representatives and senators virtually over redistricting throughout the next couple of weeks. Senator Cliff Bentz represents district two. It covers 20 counties including all of southern Oregon except Douglas, Curry, and ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —Once every decade Oregon’s Legislative and Congressional Districts are redrawn to ensure each district is fairly represented. Right now, they’re beginning that process once again. The chair of the Oregon Senate Committee is encouraging Oregonians to let their ...

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