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Tuition increase coming to all of Oregon's public universities

All seven of Oregon’s public universities will raise tuition for the 2019-2020 school year, with officials citing increased costs and less money than expected from legislators. 32 more words

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Schrader calls for BIE director replacement over Chemawa problems

A leading critic of how the federal government manages a Salem boarding school for Native American students wants changes at the top of the agency supervising the school. 24 more words

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Oregon Legislature to create new equity office to address harassment

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries concluded that the state Legislature had not done enough to curb hostile and inappropriate interactions.

Lawmakers in the House have agreed to overhaul a rule addressing harassment and discrimination and to create a new equity office tasked with improving the Capitol’s workplace culture. 20 more words

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Pass small donor elections program Oregon Legislature

My journey from Portland public school student to elected official was so unexpected that the Washington Post called it one of the most unlikely election wins of 2018. 28 more words

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Protect Oregon's Class III and IV soils grape growing ban solar arrays

Guest Opinion: We encourage the solar industry to honor Oregon’s irreplaceable farmland and utilize sites that won’t diminish our ability to grow food.

Source: Protect Oregon’s Class III and IV soils grape growing ban solar arrays

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Aging out foster care adulthood Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers in Oregon have the opportunity to make a wise decision to invest in youth leaving the foster care system by passing SB 745. 43 more words

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Oregon's state parks planning to add land at Smith Rock, Wallowa Lake

Three of Oregon’s most iconic state parks could get a little bigger this month.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will consider buying around 40 acres and adding them to state parks at Smith Rock, near Wallowa Lake and in John Day. 14 more words

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