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Politics State auditor investigation: Employee's hard drive was damaged State auditor investigation: Employee's hard drive was damaged
The hard drive of a state worker's laptop computer was damaged when he turned it over as part of a federal investigation involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, but officials say there is no evidence of an intentional effort to destroy data.
Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': Expanding Gun Background Checks 'Your Voice Your Vote': Expanding Gun Background Checks (Video)
New gun regulations in Oregon are getting closer to reality. Supporters say they'll keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. Critics say the new law would be unenforceable. KATU's Steve Dunn talks with Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski who is pushing the change and Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse who is opposing it.
Politics Education Overseers: Spending sheds light on ed board’s priorities Education Overseers: Spending sheds light on ed board’s priorities
The Oregon Education Investment Board has spent hundreds of thousands of General Fund dollars on consultants to analyze and summarize data relating to educational outcomes, develop a statewide literacy campaign and, most significantly, foster partnerships within communities around the state.
Politics Oregon bill would make school vaccine opt-out rates available Oregon bill would make school vaccine opt-out rates available
A month after a bill eliminating nonmedical exemptions from taking vaccines died in committee, Oregon lawmakers could have another fight over the issue after a Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill requiring all schools to make public the rate of students opting out of one or more immunizations.