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.
Three Northwesterners were among those honored at the White House Tuesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown's chief of staff has resigned. Brown issued a press release Friday announcing the immediate resignation of Brian Shipley.
Newly released emails are shedding some light on John Kitzhaber's final days as Oregon governor.
Gov. Brown told reporters Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has taken the "appropriate action" in hiring an outside investigator.
Oregon should create an anonymous statewide tip line and a database of school floor plans, according to a new report released Wednesday.
State agencies in Oregon struggle to fulfill complex requests for public information. That's one conclusion of an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon...
A group that's lobbying for expanded health coverage said the number of uninsured Oregonians may be higher than previously thought.
Religious leaders gathered at the Oregon capitol Monday to urge lawmakers to increase the state's minimum wage. It came as activists are gathering...
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants an independent review of the state's foster care system.
Oregon lawmakers return to Salem Monday for a three-day series of meetings.
Oregon says it's making strides in finding housing for homeless veterans and just announced funding for two new housing projects for vets.
An Oregon judicial commission kicked off a two-week hearing Monday.
Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day faces an inquiry into a wide range of misconduct allegations. Day will face the Oregon Commission on...
When the sand on the beach threatens to overrun your house and your driveway, long walks on the beach might not seem quite so romantic anymore.
It takes a lot of electricity to grow marijuana indoors. Lights and ventilating fans are some of the biggest culprits.
The fiancée of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber takes aim at the media while at the same time letting her consulting clients know she's open for business.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum convened a task force Thursday that will consider overhauling the state's 40-year-old public records law.
Cleaning up impromptu piles of you-know-what is taking up a lot of Stephanie Beall's time these days — but she’s working to change that.
Train passengers in Oregon will see new schedules take effect Saturday. The changes are an attempt to boost ridership on the Portland-to-Eugene corridor.