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2022 Legislative Wrap-up

Lasting only five weeks, Oregon’s 2022 Legislative Session packed a lot of action into a short amount of time.

2022 Legislative Review

The Oregon Legislature’s 2022 session opened on February 1 and will close by March 7. Traditionally, the “short” session is used to make technical changes to past legislation, handle emergency matters, and pass non-controversial legislation.

Oregon's first Black woman landowner defied all odds

For Black History Month this year, we take time to highlight an inspiring Oregon pioneer, Letitia Carson. She was a former slave, farmer, midwife, and the only Black woman to successfully make a land claim in Oregon under the Homestead Act of 1862.

Victory at Oregon Supreme Court protects 55 acres of farmland

The repeated attempts to expand the Aurora Airport’s runway onto farmland not only violates Oregon’s land use planning laws, but also wastes the public’s time and money. We hope this is the last we’ll be hearing about the expansion.

The Intersection of Land Use Planning and LGBTQ+ History

The month of October is LGBTQ+ History Month. This month marks a time to educate ourselves on the rich history of LGBTQ+ Oregonians, acknowledge historical and current discrimination, celebrate hard-won policy victories, and recommit our efforts to make Oregon a more inclusive place to live for us all.