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Listen Now: Special Statewide Conference Call

LOC, Sep. 21, 2021

Our latest call for city leaders included updates on the federal infrastructure package from Congressman Peter DeFazio, and the latest on COVID-19 from Governor Brown's office, the Oregon Health Authority and the LOC. more

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Apply to Serve on the LOC Board of Directors

LOC, Sep. 20, 2021

The LOC is currently soliciting applications for service on its board of directors beginning in January 2022.   more

Salem pauses plans on mental health response unit modeled after CAHOOTS in Eugene

Mayor, City Council

KVAL TV News, Sep. 27, 2021

...mental health crisis teams to stand in for police "I plan on talking with my city councilors and my mayor about next steps. You know, roadblocks happen in government. That’s just a fact of life. So this is... more

Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read announces run for governor

Mayor

KATU ABC 2 Portland, Sep. 27, 2021

...include House Speaker Tina Kotek, Salem physician Bud Pierce, Medford businesswoman Jessica Gomez, Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam and Baker City Mayor Kerry McQuisten. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is... more

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