Author: Ashley Koch, Brenda Braxton (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — As communities in Oregon and across the country deal with the effects of the pandemic, rising crime, including gun violence and hate crimes, and economic hardship and uncertainty, those issues ...

Author: Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon’s race for governor in 2022 featured three strong candidates, all women. Tina Kotek ultimately won the race, continuing a growing line of Democratic governors. But for months leading up ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – Following the announced departure of Ashland Mayor Julie Akins, an Ashland city council member resigned. On Monday morning, Akins said her last day as mayor will be Friday, January 27. She said she looks forward to spending ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Mayor Julie Akins announced she’s resigning. Mayor Akins, elected in 2020, sent out the following announcement Monday morning: Fellow Councilors, the people of Ashland and Joe Lessard, Today I am submitting my resignation, effective Friday, January ...

Author: Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — In February, the federal government will begin accepting applications for federal tax money intended to help states attract or expand certain high-tech industries — much like the big Intel expansion ...

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan released an audit report of Ballot Measure 110 implementation. In November 2020, Oregon passed M110 which aims to shift the focus of substance abuse from punishment to treatment. A recent report ...

Author: Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon legislature kicked off its 2023 legislative session on Tuesday, one marked by new leadership and a busy agenda. Over the next five months, there will be hundreds of ...

Author: KGW Staff SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon Attorney General is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to step in and allow at least part of Measure 114 to go into effect. A Harney County judge issued an injunction last ...

Author: KGW Staff SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — An Oregon State Senator has introduced a bill advancing the cause of the so-called “Greater Idaho” movement, which seeks to adjust state lines to move several conservative-leaning eastern counties out of Oregon, arguing ...

SALEM, Ore. – One day after officially taking office, Governor Tina Kotek issued three executive orders to tackle Oregon’s homelessness crisis. The governor set a statewide housing production goal of 36,000 per year, declared a “homelessness state of emergency, and ...

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