John Kitzhaber en Project To Recharge Aquifers With Columbia River Water <p>There’s not enough water in eastern Oregon for farmers and fish. Governor John Kitzhaber designated one basin as a place to try a possible solution to this problem.</p><p>Farmers and environmentalists talked about what’s being done at the Oregon Leadership Summit Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>In some areas of the Umatilla Basin, aquifers have dropped 500 feet since the 1970s. But some farmers and environmentalists say they’ve come up with a better way to manage the area’s water supply.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:44:18 +0000 Courtney Flatt 17576 at Oregon Governor Wants Power Users To Help Meet Clean Energy Goals <div id="full_story"><p>Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday that power customers could play a bigger role in the state&#39;s clean energy future. He spoke at the Northwest Smart Grid Summit in Portland.</p><p>The governor says a smarter power grid can help Oregon reach his 10-year goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 19:37:50 +0000 Cassandra Profita 5937 at Oregon Governor Wants Power Users To Help Meet Clean Energy Goals Care Groups Line Up To Receive Oregon Health Dollars <p>The state of Oregon wants to reshape the way it provides medical services to low income people in rural parts of the state. And it&rsquo;s getting a robust response from health care providers. Before a deadline this week, state health administrators received more than 50 proposals to create regional collaborations. The strategy is part of what Oregon&rsquo;s Governor is calling a health-care transformation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:51:55 +0000 Chris Lehman 3665 at