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Biden administration promises $200M to help reintroduce salmon in Columbia River

Dams have blocked salmon's passage, driving them toward extinction and violating tribal fishing rights. The money will fully fund Native tribes’ plans to bring fish back to the region.



Oregon auditors raise questions about millions of dollars in state agency spending

Though it was well documented that the rollout of millions of dollars in aid during the COVID-19 pandemic was botched, it turns out, that the Oregon Housing and Community Services agency also had no controls in place to ensure the federal money it sent to local programs aimed at helping struggling tenants was spent appropriately.

Oregon House GOP leader stepping down

Amid rumblings that she could face a challenge to her role, House Minority Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, announced on Thursday she will step down as caucus leader when GOP representatives meet to elect new leadership next week.

Portland artist Eatcho wants you to make discoveries in the details

Mehran Heard’s work is so rich with detail, it invites you in for a deep exploration. He creates elaborate paintings, illustrations, comics and colorful murals all around Portland. “You're going to have to look at that work and move around it and discover things on your own. And once you come to that personal discovery, you kind of own it personally.” Mehran’s recent piece “Mothers” is featured in the Portland Art Museum exhibition Black Artists of Oregon.