Chris Lehman

Northwest News Network

Lehman is a correspondent for Northwest News Network

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Oregonians Adapt To Pumping Their Own Gas

Sunday, January 14, 2018

In Oregon, residents of rural counties can now pump their own gas. For lifelong Oregonians, it marks a significant change to what they're used to.


Oregon Stands Out In 20 Years Since National Welfare Reform

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark welfare reform bill, which overhauled how the government hands out cash assistance to poor people. Oregon is considered one of the most successful states at implementing the reforms.


20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

Monday, August 22, 2016

The new program did work for millions of families. The idea was that people would be encouraged to find work if they knew their monthly checks would end, but instead, some have been left high and dry.


Oregon Gun Buyers Debate Stronger Mental Health Screenings

Monday, October 05, 2015

At a gun show in Oregon, buyers and sellers talk about gun laws following last week's shooting at a community college. Some gun owners say the attack shouldn't be used as a reason to pass more laws.


Oregon To Test Switching To Mileage-Based Gas Tax

Monday, June 01, 2015

So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.

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Oregon Ushers One Governor Out, Another One In On Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as Oregon's governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.


Embattled Oregon Governor Says He Will Resign

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Ore. Governor Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In ...


Pressure Mounts On Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber To Resign

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.


Secrets Revealed in the Race for Oregon Governor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term. 


Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.


Despite Drama, Oregon GOP Choice Comes Down To Purity, Practicality

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.


Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.


Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.

Opponents are lining up against the measures, but some gun control advocates say the proposals don't go far ...


neck-and-neck in Oregon Senate race

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Oregon the Senate race is in a dead heat. Republican incumbent Senator Gordon Smith is respected for his legislative record and his centrist ways. But this year his party affiliati...