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Today wraps up National Nurses Week, an important reminder to thank the hardworking healthcare providers in our state. Nurses play a critical role in keeping Oregonians healthy and educated, and I am proud to stand with nurses to increase access to healthcare. Please join me in thanking the nurses who keep our communities safe and healthy! ... See MoreSee Less

For years I have been a strong proponent of vision and hearing screening for young children. Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation does remarkable work in schools across the state to detect vision problems and provide low cost eye glasses for those in need. I am honored to have been recognized with the Lions' Helen Keller award, and appreciate to their continued advocacy for Oregonians across the state. ... See MoreSee Less

Over the weekend I volunteered with Friends of Trees - planting trees along the Tualatin River Greenway. I'm pleased to support their ongoing work to improve watershed quality and our environment. We had a great turnout, including folks from Tualatin Parks, Clean Water Services, Clark College, and pictured here, members of Portland's Ismaili Muslim community. ... See MoreSee Less