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.
A plan to hike Oregon's minimum wage is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would close what some activists call a "loophole" in the state's criminal background check law.
A political showdown at the Oregon Capitol could result in some very long floor sessions this month. And at the heart of the debate is a clause in the state constitution.
Oregon lawmakers want to continue to root out cases of police profiling. A House panel Tuesday advanced a measure that would require additional research into the issue.
An Oregon state lawmaker is making what he calls a long shot attempt at heading off an initiative that would raise corporate taxes.
People from three Pacific island nations have the right to live and work in the United States, but they are not eligible for Medicaid — even those who become taxpayers.
As law enforcement increases its activity surrounding the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said her primary concern continues to be the safety of Oregon residents.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants state lawmakers to approve roughly $500,000 in emergency funding to cover costs associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wants state lawmakers to fund a new set of investigators specializing in elder abuse cases.
The initiative would hike taxes on companies with more than $25 million in Oregon sales.
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An Oregon county is suing the state over forestry money. Commissioners from Linn County, located between Salem and Eugene, announced the $1.4 billion class-action lawsuit.
Oregon is the only Northwest state that doesn't require businesses selling tobacco products to be licensed.