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Politics Democrats, school officials tussle on education budget Democrats, school officials tussle on education budget
Education interests have mounted an unusually vocal challenge to the schools budget proposed by Democratic legislative leaders, saying the plan would lead to larger classes and shorter school years.
Politics Oregon hospitals to maintain community benefit spending
Oregon hospitals won't reduce spending on services that benefit the community, even though the facilities are spending far less on uncompensated charity care because more people are insured, an industry group said Tuesday.
Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': One-on-one with Gov. Brown 'Your Voice Your Vote': One-on-one with Gov. Brown (Video)
Gov. Kate Brown talks with On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta at the Capitol about the three ways she plans to bring accountability back to the governor's office, in our first one-on-one interview with the governor.

Plus, why did Oregon state Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward drop her vaccine mandate bill? Our panel of Salem journalists analyze the sudden about-face.