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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:25:58 GMT

One of the interesting sidelights in this year's legislative session will be the fate of a proposal to create a public records ombudsman. The idea is that the ombudsman's office would help mediate disputes between state agencies and members of the public requesting public records.

Oregon and Arizona move into Top 10 of AP Top 25 rankings

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:47:12 GMT

The Pac-12 may not be as balanced as it has been in the past, but it's sure setting up to be pretty top heavy. This week in the AP Top 25 rankings, the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats joined UCLA in the top 10, giving the conference three teams in the top 10 for the first time this season.

Judge: Oregon Must Reinstate Workers' Comp Agency CEO

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:26:21 GMT

Oregon's workers comp insurance agency must reinstate the chief executive it improperly fired in 2014, a judge has ruled. Marion County Judge Claudia Burton ruled the agency's board violated the state's open meetings law when it considered whether to oust John Plotkin in two private meetings.

Oregon Just Showed States How to Fight Back Against the War on Women

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:11:03 GMT

When Carina Guzman arrived in Troutdale, Oregon, almost nine years ago as an undocumented teenager from Colombia, she wasn't prepared to navigate the vast range of services available in the state. She knew that she wanted contraception, but her inexperience with Oregon's health care system and inability to obtain insurance due to her citizenship status left Guzman confused about her available options.

Jacked Up

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:55:16 GMT

For the past 10 years McGhehey, an Oregon native and Portland resident, has been a member of Johnny Knoxville's Jackass squad, throwing his body into literally breakneck stunts for a TV series and two movies. He describes himself as a "blue-color actor," supplementing his daredevil flicks by running Danger Valley Skateshop in McMinnville.

University leaders send budget message to Ore. governor

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:50:52 GMT

Oregon higher education leaders stepped up the rhetoric Wednesday, saying Gov. Kate Brown's recommended budget plan for public universities would "ensure tuition increases that will make a college degree out of reach for many Oregonians."

State shouldn't lower the bar so quickly for schools: Editorial Agenda 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:52:46 GMT

Students board a Portland Public Schools bus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2016, on a bus snow route stop at S.W. Skyline and Montgomery. Schools resumed operation Wednesday after a two-hour delay, and several days off during the storm.

this Week: School Choice Week Begins in Oregon with 228 Events Across State

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:29:20 GMT

The Beaver State plays key role in National School Choice Week, the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history. )--National School Choice Week begins today in Oregon and across the country.

Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:19:28 GMT

In this May 12, 2013, file photo, wind turbines lining the Altamont Pass near Livermore, Calif., generate electricity. California, Hawaii, Oregon, New York and many other Democratic-leaning states have ambitious goals to wean themselves off fossil fuels, but they rely heavily on federal grants, tax credits and research to support their efforts, programs that could evaporate or be cut significantly under the new Trump administration.

Low wages, irregular schedules of Oregon's 'in-demand' jobs call for new labor laws

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:15:31 GMT

The four occupations projected to add the most jobs in Oregon are not only low wage, as recently reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive's Mike Rogoway , but also subject to new, irregular scheduling practices that make it impossible for employees to arrange regular childcare, attend school, obtain a second job, plan family activities or even get enough sleep. Retail sales, waiters and waitresses, cashiers and fast food jobs are forecasted to add more jobs in Oregon by 2024 than any other occupations, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

Women's March crowd fills Portland streets: 'This is what democracy looks like'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:51:04 GMT

They came from near and far. They came and they stood and they sang and they strode through the soggy streets of downtown Portland on Saturday.

Man suspected in death of Oregon deputy arrested in Mexico

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:32:07 GMT

The Oregon State Police says a man accused of killing a Marion County deputy and another man in a 2007 car crash has been arrested in Mexico. Police say Alfredo De Jesus Ascencio, now 29, was indicted in 2007 for two counts of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and Oscar Ascencio Amaya.

Austin Faoliu, coveted DT, commits to Oregon Ducks over Oklahoma Sooners, others

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:32:06 GMT

TE Josh Falo, DT Austin Faoliu, DT Popo Aumavae, RB/S Cyrus Habibi-Likio and LB Sampson Niu After flipping three-star athlete Darrian McNeal and four-star quarterback Braxton Burmeister , Taggart and his staff were at it again Saturday evening, as former Arizona pledge Austin Faoliu committed to Oregon over Oklahoma at the Polynesian Bowl on ESPN3: The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle, out of Mater Dei High School , also held offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Illinois, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and others.

Isaac Slade-Matautia, 4-star LB from Marcus Mariota's alma mater, commits to Oregon Ducks

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:32:05 GMT

When Willie Taggart was hired as the Oregon Ducks head football coach, he made it clear that he was going to make in-state recruiting a priority. Then, he took his first recruiting visit to Hawaii, seemingly a signal that, "The Aloha State" would also become a key focus.

Captivated by the sights and sensations of Oregon

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:22:13 GMT

I was sure I knew that, and it didn't matter anyway. I'd come to look for America, and I'd found it.

Oregon woman shares views of Women's March in Washington

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:11:14 GMT

Andrea Corradini traveled from Portland to Washington D.C. to add her voice to the hundreds of thousands participating in the Women's March on Saturday. An avid amateur photographer, Corradini agreed to share some of her photos with The Oregonian/OregonLive and she had this to say about her experience: "Many of the photos I see watching the news catch the overhead crowds.

Deadline for Oregon student "Speak up. Work safe." workplace safety contest is Feb. 1

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:52:48 GMT

Oregon high school students can showcase their video skills in the annual "Speak up. Work safe."