Oregon’s Vietnamese families reflect on how and why they celebrate Tết
Over the weekend, Vietnamese communities around the world celebrated Tết, more commonly known as the Lunar New Year. For many, it’s the time of year to honor ancestors and pray for good luck in year ahead. OPB reached out to Vietnamese American Portlanders to reflect on the holiday, its meaning and their traditions.
OSU-Cascades starts scholarship to ease child care worker shortage
Central Oregon has a gap of more than 3,000 childcare spots, while the rest of the state faces similar shortages.
Oregon’s Paid Family and Medical Leave: How will it affect the future of work?
For now, states are passing their own bills. Oregon’s supports people who are welcoming a new child through birth, adoption or foster care, or who are ill or caring for sick family, with up to 12 weeks of paid time off.
Washington’s paid family leave program running short on cash
Washington state’s paid family leave program could hit a deficit as early as March and there are concerns about long-term solvency following a significant increase in demand for the benefit launched in 2020.
Easing of COVID travel restrictions lets loved ones reunite
Travel restrictions that have separated couples and relatives living in different countries are about to end.
Celebrating Eid Al-Adha in Oregon
Hundreds of Muslims gathered at Hillsboro Stadium on Tuesday to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Muslims celebrate two Eids every year. Eid Al-Fitr, after the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate Hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.
Oregon House votes to stall rollout of paid family-leave benefits
A proposal to stall the family leave benefits by 8 months now heads to the state Senate.
Oregon schools to require, receive masks for start of year
The state is expanding its mask requirement to include all children five and older, a step initially announced by Gov. Kate Brown at a press conference Wednesday morning. That includes schools.
Portland Pickles return to baseball in new league hits snag with coronavirus cases
Earlier this month, the Portland Pickles baseball team took to the field for the first time in 2020 to play ball against the Portland Gherkins.
Furloughed Educators, School Employees Across Oregon Not Receiving Promised Pay
School employees still haven't received the weekly $600 and unemployment benefits included in Oregon's Work Share program.