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Issues in Salem bigger than just laws


June 26, 2019

It’s been a wild end of the week in Salem.

Of course, from the perspective of much of rural Oregon, it’s been wild since early February, the start of the long legislative session, in early February.

As of last week, of the 2,765 measures introduced in the legislative session, which is supposed to end this month, 480 have been signed by the governor.

They include, in no particular order:

– A permanent switch from standard to daylight saving time;

– Wording changes (from “inmate” to “adult in custody,” “nurse midwife nurse practitioner” to “nurse practitioner speciali...

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