A legislative debate for requiring homing devices for Mount Hood climbers is expected to renew as local county commissioners take to the cause. As many as 10,000 climbers attack Mount Hood each year, with this past week's search representing the...
The governor's office said former state Sen. Vicki Walker won't serve on the board of parole due to the budget. Walker told KVAL News her husband was recenlty laid off by The Register-Guard. "This is happening to all Oregonians," she said. "I feel their pain."
The Lane County Board of Commissioners appointed Val Hoyle to replace Chris Edwards in the House representing West Eugene, Santa Clara and Junction City. Edwards is now a State Senator, replacing former Senator Vicki Walker who joined the Oregon Board of Parole.
After selling her business last year, Sen. Vicki Walker had been looking for a new job. A recent call from the governor's office asking if she'd be interested in being chair of the state parole board took her by surprise, she told KVAL News.
Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill sponsors say will curb abuses of Oregon's century-old initiative system that lets citizens put proposed laws on the ballot. Critics included Sen. Vicki Walker of Eugene, the only Democrat to vote against the bill.
Less than a day after the tax measure failed a key vote, Democrats were able to pass a tax increase on many Oregon businesses and upper-income earners. The plan will raise $733 million in revenue for the state over the next two years.
The state is another half-billion dollars short for July 2009 to June 2011 -- and $350 million short between now and this June 30, roughly $7.6 million per day. | Interviews: Republican Rep. Tim Freeman | Democratic Sen. Vicki Walker | Post your own
A stimulus bill passed the Oregon legislature and was signed by the governor, sending $8 million to Lane Community College to fund work on a health center and other deferred maintenance. The University of Oregon will receive $2 million for building projects.