Gov. John Kitzhaber is defending his proposed budget from critics who say it shortchanges education.
Kitzhaber spoke Tuesday to a crowd of business leaders, lawmakers and lobbyists at the annual Oregon Business Summit in Portland.
The Democratic governor says pouring more money into the education system won't improve graduation rates or student achievement.Read More »
At the rate things are going, Oregonians can continue to expect to pay less for gasoline. The statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is 2-45 and 2-19 on the national level. In southern Oregon, the average is 2-41. Triple-A Oregon-Idaho says the price could drop another 10-cents as pump prices catch up with the lower price of crude oil.Read More »
Oregon agriculture officials are drafting rules that would allow industrial hemp farmers to plant crops this spring.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1FgkoUM) the state Department of Agriculture is holding a public hearing Tuesday in Salem on the draft rules.
Prospective producers said they're happy the state is finally moving ahead with a hemp program, but they're concerned Read More »