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.
Sexual assault victims under age 21 could come forward to police without being cited for underage alcohol possession under a measure moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.
A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.
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The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's executive order does not apply to positions considered critical to life, health or public safety. It also doesn’t apply to jobs that generate revenue for the state.
Oregon lawmakers have a better sense of what's remaining on their agenda. That's because a key deadline for measures to advance has passed.
Oregon lawmakers heard public testimony Monday on a set of bills to regulate guns.
Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for a pair of hearings Monday on a set of bills that would regulate firearms.
What happens if the Oregon Legislature holds a hearing on a tax increase and no one shows up to testify?
Oregon lawmakers won't vote on a measure that would create a new crime called "militia terrorism." That announcement came from a key lawmaker Wednesday during a hearing on the bill, which drew plenty of opposition.
Oregon schools might get a break when it comes to providing physical education classes.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown is leaning on the state's public college and universities to curb tuition increases.
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he'll restore ballot access to roughly 60,000 Oregonians whose voting status had been changed to "inactive."
People who legally buy marijuana in Oregon would enjoy a greater level of privacy under a measure headed for Gov. Kate Brown.
Parents would have to keep their small children in rear-facing car seats until they turn 2 under a bill approved Monday in the Oregon House.
Lobbyists in Oregon would have to publicly disclose their positions on bills they're trying to influence under a measure approved by the state House Thursday.
Should Oregon politicians be allowed to engage in duels? One state lawmaker thinks so.
The Oregon House narrowly voted Tuesday to ban most no-cause evictions and to allow cities to pass local rent control ordinances.