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What They're Watching: Ted Quinn, Activate Care

Emily Boerger | Jul 13, 2020 | Oregon

Inslee, Brown call on Congress to invest in broadband infrastructure

Emily Boerger | Jun 26, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

Govs. Kate Brown and Jay Inslee joined a group of 11 governors from across the country calling on the president and congressional leadership to invest in broadband connectivity to assist the roughly 18 million Americans who lack access to internet. In a joint letter sent Thursday, the state leaders described...[ Read More ]

A rundown of COVID-19 legislation in Oregon's special session

Emily Boerger | Jun 24, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon’s 2020 Special Session convened this morning to consider policies related to COVID-19 and police accountability. On Tuesday afternoon, the Legislature published a series of bills up for consideration that touch on a broad range of issues including use of force by police, state school fund distributions, teleconference meetings, and...[ Read More ]

State public health director Lillian Shirley to retire this fall

| Jun 18, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon Public Health Division director Lillian Shirley, who worked to increase awareness of the social factors affecting people’s health and led the state’s effort to modernize its public health system, is retiring. Shirley, who has served as the Oregon Health Authority division’s leader for the last seven years, plans to...[ Read More ]

Brown calls special session on COVID-19 and police accountability, says state budget discussions will take place during a second special session

Emily Boerger | Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday morning she will convene a special session of the Oregon State Legislature next week on June 24. During the special session, lawmakers will take action on bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic and police accountability. “We are at a unique moment in America,” Governor Brown...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: COVID uptick, Black leaders in health care, Rep. Marty Wilde

| Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

I'm particularly excited to be hosting a unique conversation on Black leadership in US health care this Friday. Among the speakers is Eric Hunter, CEO of CareOregon. It's a free event, and I feature it for you in item 1 below. Growing up in Bend, Oregon, didn't provide me with a...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Marty Wilde

Emily Boerger | Jun 12, 2020 | Oregon

Rep. Marty Wilde represents House District 11 which stretches across Lane and Linn Counties. Among several committee appointments, Wilde is a member of the Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care and the House Interim Committee on Water. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss...[ Read More ]

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