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Candidates announced for Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Salem OR – After initial interviews earlier in February, the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has named the final three candidates for Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation…

DMV to waive drive test for those with new, plastic “Driver Education” card

SALEM — Beginning in January 2014, Oregon DMV will waive the drive test for provisional driver licenses if the applicant completes a state-approved driver education program. Students who pass the…

Tentative Medford teachers strike set for February 6th

By Maya Moore-staff A yearlong dispute between the Medford teachers union and Medford School District has resulted in few concessions and little agreement, leading to the possibility of a district-wide…

Oregon school board members head to DC to urge support for education priorities

Federal payments to counties, NCLB waiver, and investing in programs to help disadvantaged students to be discussed Board members and officers of the Oregon School Boards Association are heading to…

Nominations now open for 2014 Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, conducted by Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service and sponsored by Wells Fargo. The 20-year-old awards program…

Beaverton named safest city in Pacific Northwest

The City of Beaverton is the safest city in Oregon and the entire Pacific Northwest according to statistics published by the CQ Press, The City Crime Rate Rankings 2014: Crime…

Oregon unemployment rate drops to 7.0 percent

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in December from 7.3 percent in November. December marked Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since August 2008, when the rate was 6.7…

New Oregon Heritage MentorCorps launched

A new statewide network of 33 volunteer mentors trained in collections care and emergency management will work directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives starting today. Mentors will voluntarily work…

“Reel Science” launches in new Empirical Theater at OMSI

“Reel Science” Launches in New Empirical Theater at OMSI Monthly Movie-Science Program Kicks Off with LAIKA on January 15 WHAT: A monthly series focused on the science behind movies to…

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