The state Legislature allocated nearly $6 million for residential water wells in Morrow, Umatilla and Klamath counties. (Photo by Environmental Protection Agency)

State legislators approve nearly $6 million for water emergencies in rural Oregon

Lawmakers allocated $5 million for drought problems in Klamath County and nearly $900,000 for contaminated well water in Morrow and Umatilla counties

State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting of the state’s legislative Emergency Board on Friday. The board approves emergency expenditures and federal grant applications between legislative sessions. In northeast Oregon, Morrow and Umatilla counties…

Oregon’s novel approach to drugs hits ‘milestone’

A year behind schedule, Oregon’s novel approach to drug addiction has reached primetime. In November 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 110, making Oregon the first state nationwide to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugs and establish service centers…

Survey: Oregonians still support Measure 110 despite flawed rollout

Despite a much-criticized rollout, Oregonians still support a 2020 law that decriminalized possession of small amounts of hard drugs and allocated millions of dollars towards addiction services, according to a recent poll by a progressive think tank. The survey by…

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