May 2, 2024 - News

Rose City Rundown

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Gov. Tina Kotek said she would not create an Office of the First Spouse within her administration after all.

  • The reversal comes after her wife's involvement in behavioral health policy discussions led to high-level staff departures and concern among some Oregonians. (Willamette Week)

💰 All seven of Oregon's public universities are raising the cost of tuition this upcoming school year — with increases ranging from 3%-5%. (Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Negotiations between Portland State University officials and pro-Palestinian students failed after the two parties could not agree on terms for students to leave the library, which they've occupied since Monday. (OPB)

  • PSU officials said the campus would reopen Thursday but that the library is closed and that anyone remaining inside is committing criminal trespass. (PSU)

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