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A donation box in downtown Corvallis in August of 2022. Since Gov. Tina Kotek’s declaration of homelessness as a state of emergency this last January, multiple legislative bills have been proposed to address the issue that has been an increasing issue in Oregon.

Oregon’s attempt to tackle homelessness: State legislature introduces several housing bills, one endorsed by Benton County

Skand S. , News Contributor
March 6, 2023

With Gov. Tina Kotek having declared homelessness as a state of emergency in several counties across Oregon, numerous housing related legislative bills have been proposed to tackle this priority.  One...

Rural Oregonians suffer from more health problems than urban counterparts

Rural Oregonians suffer from more health problems than urban counterparts

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 7, 2023

Rural Oregonians’ ability to access healthcare — a point of focus for Tina Kotek’s gubernatorial campaign — has become a topic of significant concern, experts say. As her second month as Oregon’s...

Andrew May (he/him) who moved to Corvallis in the summer of 2013 with his former wife, children and in-laws at the time, sits on a cement wall while speaking about homelessness on Jan. 25. As of Jan. 11, Tina Kotek has signed off on a state of emergency in regards to various counties in Oregon. However, this state of emergency does not currently apply to Benton County.

Governor declares a state of emergency for homelessness

Nino Paoli, News Contributor
February 7, 2023

Governor Tina Kotek declared a homelessness state of emergency in multiple Oregon counties on Jan. 10, following her signing of three executive orders to address the issue. Though Benton County was...

Democratic candidate for Governor of Oregon, Tina Kotek speaks to a crowd of students and community members at the Oregon State Memorial Ballroom on Oct. 24 in Corvallis Kotek answered questions from students addressing multiple pertinent issues including abortion access and climate change

What changes can Oregonians expect from incoming governor Tina Kotek?

Wes Flow, News Contributor
November 28, 2022

Oregonians have elected Tina Kotek to be their next governor, and the governor-elect will face several policy challenges, from houselessness to education and healthcare issues. Kotek, a Democrat, defeated...

Kotek wins Oregon Gubernatorial race by nail biting margin

Kotek wins Oregon Gubernatorial race by nail biting margin

Adriana Gutierrez, News Reporter
November 10, 2022

After three days of counting ballots, Tina Kotek appears to be Oregon’s new governor, according to poll numbers released by the Associated Press.  AP has counted 73% of votes as of midday Thursday,...

Keeping up with the race for governor

Keeping up with the race for governor

James Kelley, News Contributor
November 7, 2022

Neck and neck, they approach the finish line, after months of intense advertising, making speeches, and campaigning throughout the state. Do they seem tired? Exhausted? Burnt out? Not at all. In fact,...

Democratic candidate for Governor of Oregon, Tina Kotek speaks to a crowd of students and community members at the Oregon State Memorial Ballroom on Monday in Corvallis Kotek answered questions from students addressing multiple pertinent issues including abortion access and climate change.

Tina Kotek meets with students at OSU ahead of election

Nino Paoli, News Contributor
October 26, 2022

Democratic Candidate for governor, Tina Kotek, rallied and met with students at Oregon State University’s campus Monday as part of a series of visits around Oregon ahead of the primary election.  Stephanie...

Katie Fast, executive director of Government Relations at Oregon State University, serves as the “conduit” between the university and elected officials. She most frequently works with the state legislature as well as the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

OSU seeks continued, added funding from state legislature in 2022 short session

Sam Misa, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

On Feb. 1, the Oregon Legislature began the 2022 short session, a 35-day process which will affect both Corvallis, Ore. and Oregon State University.  Short sessions are legislative sessions which occur...

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