Oregon Capital Chronicle Staff

Oregon Capital Chronicle Staff

The Oregon Capital Chronicle was launched in October 2021 as part of the States Newsroom, a 501c3 nonprofit that has newsrooms across the country covering state politics, agencies and legislatures. None has a paywall and none takes corporate dollars or ads. We thrive entirely on public donations. In Oregon, Lynne Terry is editor-in-chief, Julia Shumway is senior reporter and Alex Baumhardt and Ben Botkin are staff reporters.

The Warm Springs reservation will get a new water treatment plant.

Federal government approves more than $30 million for Warm Springs, Burns Paiute tribes

By: - May 22, 2023

The state’s two U.S. senators visited the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs reservation in central Oregon on Monday to celebrate a $28 million federal grant for a new water treatment facility. Hundreds of tribal members have faced successive boil water notices and a temporary shutdown last March due to a fire at the plant, which […]

Fentanyl seized with other drugs in La Grande.

Fentanyl education bill heads to Gov. Kotek

By: - May 19, 2023

A bill aimed at reducing use and deaths from fentanyl and other opioids among young people is headed to Gov. Tina Kotek to sign. Senate Bill 238 requires the Oregon Health Authority, Board of Education and Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to develop education materials to teach schoolchildren about the dangers of opioids, as well […]

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Eye insurance company agrees to $2.5 million settlement in 2020 data breach

By: - May 17, 2023

A vision insurance company at the heart of a data breach that affected thousands of Oregonians has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement, state officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a news release that Oregon will receive $750,000 on behalf of the 11,000 state residents whose personal information was compromised as part […]