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 newly released report from the left-leaning Oregon Center for Public Policy has found that Oregon corporations today are paying a smaller portion of the state's income and property taxes than they did 40 years ago.
The evangelist who was a part of the negotiations that ended the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in February returned to Oregon Tuesday.
Oregon lawmakers continued to debate the future of the state's Department of Energy on Monday, when a special legislative panel grilled the leader of that agency against the backdrop of a potential criminal investigation.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a federal corruption case involving the former governor of Virginia could have implications in Oregon.
The initiative would require the state to invest in dropout-prevention, as well as college and career readiness programs in Oregon high schools.
School officials are asking how quickly can lead testing be done and how much will it cost.
News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016Northwest News Network | June 22, 2016 3:09 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she won't debate her Republican challenger until September at the earliest. Brown declined an appearance at the traditional opening debate.
News | NW Life | local | Lead In The WaterNorthwest News Network | June 21, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland
The move stems from the recent discovery of elevated lead levels in drinking water at two Portland Public Schools campuses and the ongoing public relations crisis that followed.
News | Election | Politics | local | Election 2016Northwest News Network | June 17, 2016 2:40 p.m.
No, really. The Independent Party primary in Oregon's House District 30 was decided by rolling dice after two candidates received an equal number of write-in votes.
Not a single school district has told the state of Oregon how it plans to test for radon gas. Every district in the state is required to do so by September 1.
Four county governments in Oregon are still struggling enough that the state should continue to monitor their financial condition.
A bill that makes sweeping changes to Oregon's oversight of foster care providers takes effect next month. The reforms were proposed after numerous media reports of abuse and neglect at several foster care providers.
Following Friday's derailment in the Columbia Gorge, environmental groups are petitioning the Obama administration to ban rail transport of the most...