Salem Correspondent, Northwest News Network
Chris Lehman is the Salem correspondent for the Northwest News Network.
He landed his first job at Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for the NPR affiliate, WNIJ. In 2006 he headed west. Chris has also reported from overseas as a freelancer. He's filed stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Chris holds a degree in journalism from Temple University.
He lives in Salem with his wife and their two children.
The Oregon House has narrowly passed a measure meant to scale back a tax break intended for small businesses.
As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue.
Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.
Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.
Legisladores de Oregón quieren que sea más difícil para los agentes federales de inmigración encontrar personas que viven en el país ilegalmente.
The Oregon House has postponed a key vote on the state's K-12 education budget. Democrats put off the decision until next Tuesday at the earliest.
The future of a possible corporate tax hike is in doubt at the Oregon Capitol.
As Oregon lawmakers continue to debate whether to change the way the state taxes businesses, some public employee unions are threatening to take the question to voters.
Nation | News | TransportationOPB | June 1, 2017 5:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
A proposed $8.2 billion transportation package in the Oregon legislature would fund highways, mass transit and bike routes -- and impose several new taxes and fees to do it.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign a bill Thursday that aims to make sure women are paid the same as men. Advocates say the measure also helps ensure disabled people are paid fairly.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law Wednesday that will make it easier for transgender people to change their government identity documents.
Several Oregon lawmakers hailed the victims of Friday's stabbing on a Portland light-rail train as "heroes."
Politics | Business | News | Transportation | localOPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon
A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.
A measure that would stop children under 18 from being physically restrained during juvenile court proceedings is on its way to the Oregon governor's desk.
Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.
Oregon lawmakers have signed off on a measure to ensure women will be paid the same as men.