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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - Gillnetters fish the Columbia River. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday backed off a plan to ban gillnetting in the main channel of the lower Columbia River.
January 21, 2017

Gillnetters retain access to main Columbia channel

by Eric Mortenson/Capital Bureau
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday backed off a plan to ban gillnetting in the main stem of the lower Columbia River.
STATE OF OREGON - DHS Director Clyde Saiki
January 21, 2017

DHS director says safety, alleviating poverty will be prioritized

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
DHS director says legislative budget framework falls 9 percent short of what's needed to meet department's needs.
PARIS ACHEN - Left to right, Oregon Transportation Commission Commissioners Paul Brown, Alando Simpson, Tammy Baney and David Lohman listen to presentation on the state highway fund revenue forecast Jan. 19, 2017 at the state Transportation Building in Salem.
January 19, 2017

Commission nixes expected release of ODOT review

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Oregon Transportation Commission heard an update on the schedule for completion and release of the findings.
January 19, 2017

Lawmakers' spending framework includes cuts, no new taxes

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Joint Ways and Means Committee co-chairs lay groundwork for budget talks in the 2017 session.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF OREGON - A demonstration sign by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Jan 18, 2017 21

Bill expands insurance mandate to cover abortions, other services

Legislators want to protect, expand Obamacare reproductive health insurance mandates.
EO MEDIA GROUP - The chairwoman of the Oregon Transportation Commission has written a letter to Gov. Kate Brown asking for greater oversight of the Department of Transportation.
Jan 16, 2017 34

OTC chair seeks greater oversight of ODOT

In a letter to the governor, Oregon Transportation Commission Chairwoman Tammy Baney asked for independent staff person, involvement in ODOT director's performance review.
PARIS ACHEN - Demonstrators march around the Oregon Capitol Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's positions on immigration.
Jan 15, 2017 37

Pro-immigration rally marchers 'stand united against hateful rhetoric'

Rally and march at the Oregon Capitol in Salem opposed President-elect Donald Trump's positions on immigration.
BASIC RIGHTS OREGON - A sign from Basic Rights Oregon's May Day rally May 1, 2015, at the Oregon Capitol in Salem.
Jan 11, 2017 69

Hundreds expected at rally against Trump's immigration proposals

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader are among hundreds who plan to attend the rally Saturday on the steps of the Oregon Capitol in Salem.
Jan 11, 2017 64

Two proposals take aim at reducing PERS liabilities

Legislators are mulling ways to reduce the public retirement system's unfunded mandate.
JAIME VALDEZ/PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Gov. Kate Brown takes the oath of office Monday from Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer. Brown was elected in November to finish the remaining two years of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's term. She succeeded him to the post when he resigned in February 2015.
Jan 09, 2017 72

Brown takes oath as Oregon's elected governor

Brown became Oregon's 38th governor in February 2015 when Gov. Kitzhaber stepped down