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Politics Official: Oregon hemp industry not what was envisioned Official: Oregon hemp industry not what was envisioned
A state agriculture official said Tuesday that Oregon's hemp industry is not turning out the way lawmakers envisioned, so the department will recommend changes to the law regulating how it is grown.
Politics Audit criticizes security at Oregon's state data center
Oregon technology managers never resolved known security vulnerabilities at a state data warehouse that stores a trove of sensitive information about Oregonians, state auditors concluded in a report released Tuesday.
Politics Inslee, lawmakers meet to discuss court sanctions over education funding Inslee, lawmakers meet to discuss court sanctions over education funding
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday encouraged legislative leaders to work with him on coming up with a plan to comply with a Supreme Court order on education funding. But he said there's no timeframe yet to call lawmakers into special session until they reach an agreement that could quickly be passed by both chambers.