Good morning, it’s Monday, July 21. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Oregon’s 32nd governor Victor “Vic” Atiyeh died Sunday night at a Portland hospital. Atiyeh served two terms from 1979 to 1987 and was the nation’s first Arab-American governor.
- Portland Public Schools fell short of its minority hiring goals in every staffing category: Teachers of color make up less than one-fifth of classroom instructors.
- Nearly 7,000 firefighters and personnel are battling some 20 wildfires east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington. Officials have also closed the Ochocho National Forest due to fires. Though cooler weather over the weekend gave the crews some reprieve, temperatures are picking back up through the week.
- Jefferson County is trying to keep a deal with Crook County to keep its jail open. Crook County rents beds from Jefferson County’s jail, but county officials say it may be time to get a larger facility. A public meeting is set for Tuesday at Prineville City Hall.
- University of Oregon hosts the World Junior Championships track meet in Eugene this week with 176 countries participating.