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PARIS ACHEN - Left to right, Tracy Barry of KGW, Gov. Kate Brown and Bud Pierce, Republican candidate for governor at the Oct. 20, 2016, gubernatorial debate at the KGW 8 studio
October 20, 2016

Gubernatorial candidates meet in last debate

by Paris Achen
Brown, Pierce discuss foster care, Measure 97.
October 18, 2016

PUC recommends more taxpayer-funded solar incentives

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Press
SALEM — The state’s public utility commission has recommended the Legislature consider adopting taxpayer-funded incentive programs for solar energy projects. The PUC spent the past few months evaluating and gathering input on the state’s solar incentive…
October 17, 2016

Consultant suggests improvements to state crisis unit

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Feedback from a consultant hired to assess safety within the state’s residential crisis services for people with developmental disabilities is “not glowing,” according to the director of the state’s Stabilization and Crisis Unit. SACU operates 21…
PARIS ACHEN - Gov. Kate Brown and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce debate at Medford's NBC5.
October 13, 2016

Governor candidates court Southern Oregon in fourth debate

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
MEDFORD - Gov. Kate Brown and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce courted Southern Oregon Thursday in their fourth debate. The debate, hosted by KOBI-TV/NBC5, challenged the candidates for solutions to the region’s most critical problems, such as…
EO MEDIA GROUP - Oregon legislators are already considering ways to change a controversial corporate gross receipts tax if voters approve it next month.
Oct 12, 2016 32

Lawmakers look at changes to Measure 97

Before Oregonians even cast their vote on a $3 billion corporate sales tax proposal on…
EO MEDIA GROUP - Environmental groups oppose the sale of the Elliott State Forest organized a protest at Tuesday's State Land Board meeting in Salem.
Oct 11, 2016 23

Elliott forest sale draws State Land Board protest

SALEM — Nearly one month before acquisition proposals for a major parcel of the Elliott…
Oct 10, 2016 28

Secretary of state candidates lay out positions at forum

ALOHA, Ore. — In a race that’s become largely a heated back-and-forth between the…
EO MEDIA GROUP - A Linn County judge has certified class action status to a lawsuit challenging the State of Oregon's management of state forest land. The certification allows 15 Oregon counties and roughly 130 taxing districts to pursue the case jointly, alleging they are owed $1.5 billion in damages.
Oct 07, 2016 36

Class certification raises stakes in $1.4 billion forest lawsuit

It’s unlikely any county will opt out of the recently certified $1.4 billion class action…
Oct 06, 2016 51

Kitzhaber says Cover Oregon settlement vindicates him

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber says he is feeling somewhat “vindicated” by the recent…
PARIS ACHEN - Left to right, Moderator OPB Think Out Loud host David Miller, Gov. Kate Brown, GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Bud Pierce and Cliff Thomason, candidate for the Independent Party of Oregon during a debate Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Eugene's Churchill High School.
Oct 06, 2016 42

Independent joins Brown, Pierce in gubernatorial debate

EUGENE — Candidates in the contest for governor faced off in a debate at Churchill High…