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Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas, attends an Oregon House session on Monday, April 29, 2019, in Salem.

Oregon’s mental health system falls short for people of color. A state lawmaker is trying to change that

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become clear that Oregon doesn’t have enough therapists to meet everyone’s needs. For Oregonians of color, therapists that provide culturally competent care are scarce, partly due to the shortfalls of Oregon’s mental health care system. Here's what one Oregon lawmaker is doing to try and change it.

Time to ‘fall back’ despite lawmakers’ vote to stop the clock

Daylight saving time goes away this Sunday, Nov. 1. You’ll get an extra hour of sleep from the time-change ritual. But wait, wasn’t this hassle of resetting our clocks supposed to go away? Bide your time, folks, because multistate coordination and inaction by Congress are mucking with the gears.

Cliff Bentz and Alex Spenser face off in Oregon’s largest congressional district

After nearly 22 years as Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District representative, Republican Greg Walden is retiring from Congress. That leaves a race without an incumbent this year for the massive district that covers more than half the state. Republican Cliff Bentz and Democrat Alex Spenser are the two leading candidates vying for the seat.