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28 Groups Call on Kotek to Intervene in E. Oregon Water...

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle The nonprofit Oregon Rural Action, along with former state environmental regulators and a large coalition of nonprofit groups, is again...

City of Irrigon to Receive $1.7 Million in Funding for Infrastructure

The city of Irrigon is set to receive $1.7 million as part of a Senate bill the Legislature passed during the short session earlier...

CTUIR Commemorates MMIWP Week for Those Missing or Murdered

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Family Violence Services and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center held events on Monday, May 6 as...

Kotek and First Lady Visit CTUIR

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) on Thursday, April 25, welcomed Gov. Tina Kotek and First Lady Aimee Kotek Wilson for...

Governor, EPA Administrator Meet with Local Leaders on Nitrate Issue

Gov. Tina Kotek and Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Administrator Casey Sixkiller met Wednesday, April 24, with local leaders and organizers to hear what...

CTUIR’s Sams Named to Oregon’s Task Force on Tribal Consultation

Gov. Tina Kotek has appointed Corinne Sams, a Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Board of Trustees Member at Large, to the...

Kotek to Sign Expansive Drug Bill While Reviewing Other Proposals

By Ben Botkin, Julie Shumway and Lynn Terry/Oregon Capital Chronicle Gov. Tina Kotek said she plans to sign the centerpiece bill that lawmakers passed in...

Lexington’s Katie Imes Appointed to Energy Facility Siting Council

Lexington Town Council member Katie Imes has been appointed to the state's Energy Facility Siting Council. Imes was appointed by Gov. Tina Kotek and confirmed...

Drug Addiction, Housing and Homelessness to Dominate Session

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon lawmakers are starting the legislative session, promising to aim squarely at the state’s homelessness and drug addiction crisis. From Gov....

Community Counseling Solutions Gets $2M for Youth Behavioral Health

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, in partnership with Coordinated Care Organizations around Oregon, is allocating $2 million to Community Counseling Solutions in Morrow County. According to...

NW States, Tribes reach ‘Historic’ Deal with Feds over Fish, Dams

By Lynne Terry and Bill Lucia/Oregon Capital Chronicle A decades-long battle over dams in the Columbia River Basin had a breakthrough Thursday, as the Biden...

Oregon Economists Say State Will Have Less Money to Spend

By Julia Shumway/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon lawmakers will have less money to spend next year than they anticipated after a promising revenue forecast released last week. The Office...

State Revenue Forecast Shows Stable Economy, Low Jobless Rate

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon state revenues are stable with low inflation and unemployment in the economy, according to the December revenue forecast released on Wednesday...

Oregonians Express Concern About Homelessness and Drug Addiction

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle More than 40% of Oregon adults believe homelessness is the most important issue in the state, according to a recent...

CTUIR Announces J.D. Tovey as New Deputy Executive Director

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) announced that Tribal Planning Director J.D. Tovey has been hired as the deputy executive director, effective Oct....

Assessments Show Little Student Improvement Over Last Four years

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Most Oregon students have not regained ground in key subjects following the COVID pandemic, but steep declines in English language...

Oregon’s Gun Control Law Faces Hearings in Harney County Court

By Lynne Terry/Oregon Capital Chronicle A voter-approved gun control law that’s been on hold for the past nine months heads back to court this week,...

Fire Marshal Says Bensel Road Wildfire Has Been Extinguished

Oregon State Fire Marshal officials said Monday, Sept. 4, that the wildfire that began Sunday near Highway 395 and Bensel Road had been extinguished...

Umatilla Among School Districts to Get $500,000 in Federal Funds

By Alex Baumhardt Thousands of kids across Oregon are guaranteed summer and after-school programs in the coming school year with millions in new federal funding. The...

UCSO Conducting Enhanced Patrols to Target Impaired Drivers

Every year more than 10,000 people die on U.S. highways due to impaired driving. With that in mind, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is conducting...

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