The state Department of Education has given Oregon public schools their report cards, and some show marked improvement.
The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/Zu8vXT) reports 28 schools rose from the ranks of worst performers, and 49 more were ranked as top performers.Read More »
The Oregon Employment Department says Oregon businesses reported 49,600 vacancies this summer. That's 6,700 more vacancies than last summer and the most found by any Oregon Job Vacancy Survey, which began in the spring of 2008. The growing number of vacancies reflects the busy summer hiring season and long-term improvement in the job market.Read More »
The battle over whether Oregon should grant driving privileges to immigrants who can't prove legal presence in the U.S. is ramping up in rural parts of the state.
Backers say it's a safety issue and point to growing Latino populations across the state. They've been holding events in rural Oregon, including a planned seven-mile march from Scappoose to St. Helens this weekend.Read More »
A psychotic man who was using methamphetamine when he carjacked a van last August in Medford was sentenced Wednesday to up to 20 year at the Oregon State Hospital.
A Jackson County Circuit Court judge gave 26-year-old Christopher Cody Willard the maximum period under the care of the Psychiatric Security Review Board.Read More »