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Schools Hope to Overcome Staff Shortages with State, Federal Funds

By Alex Baumhardt School districts in Oregon plan on spending millions of dollars in state and federal funds to pay teachers higher salaries and offer...

New 988 Crisis Intervention Service Launched in Oregon, Nationwide

By Lynne Terry Oregonians in a mental health crisis have an easy new resource to get help: 988. On Saturday, the new 988 Suicide and Crisis...

Morrow County Residents Press Wyden Over Groundwater Issues

By Alex  Baumhardt At a virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, Oregon’s senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden was pressed by several Morrow County residents about what...

Thousands of Oregonians Will Gain Free Health Care Coverage in July

By Lynne Terry Thousands of low-income Oregonians who would qualify for Medicaid if they were legal residents will receive free health care insurance starting July...

M.C. Commissioner Troubled by Inaction on High Nitrates in Water

This is just a portion of a special report by the Oregon Capital Chronicle. For the full story, click on the link at the...

Morrow County Declares Emergency Over Groundwater Nitrate Pollution

By Alex Baumhardt In an unprecedented action, the Morrow County Commission Thursday declared a local state of emergency over groundwater nitrate pollution that has compromised...

Oregon’s Ag Sector Could Receive Millions of Dollars in Federal Funding

By Lynne Terry Oregon’s thousands of farmers and ranchers have an opportunity to garner millions of dollars in loans and free grants from the federal...

Report: Contamination Worsened as DEQ Went Easy on Port of Morrow

An investigation by the Oregon Capital Chronicle shows that the state’s chief environmental agency knowingly let the Port of Morrow pollute year after year,...

Investigation: Little Has Been Done About Port’s Polluted Water

By Alex Baumhardt, Cole Sinanian and Jael Calloway Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of bottled water by her kitchen sink with just a few...

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