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Oregon adds House seat
Oregon grew from 3.8 million residents to 4.2 million residents will be adding a seat in the House of Representatives.
Oregon's population grew by roughly 10% in the last decade and will gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Beaver State grew from 3.8 million residents to 4.2 million residents. Adding a seat in the House will bring the state's tally to six. Some other states will be losing representation to make up for those gaining seats. There are 435 available seats in the House of Representatives.
A new district is most likely to be carved out of the Portland area, which has the most population density in the state. The decision where to place the new district will be the role of a Legislative redistricting committee, which will also be redrawing state representation lines.
Once the three maps are redrawn, state lawmakers must vote to approve them and the governor has to sign off on the maps as well. Gov. Kate Brown has the right to veto any line drawn. If lawmakers fail to redraw the three maps, the secretary of state steps in.
COMMUNITY Dec. 8
Elf the Musical debuts at Ken Collins Theater
The McNary band, choir and theater departments have collaborated to put on Elf the Musical, which opens tonight at 7 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW Dec. 6
Book review: "Lightning Down"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival" by Tom Clavin
SPORTS Dec. 6
Celts fall to Central Catholic in season opener
The shorthanded McNary girls' basketball team kept the score within single-digits for most of the contest, but couldn't contain Central Catholic's Gretta Baker down the stretch.
COMMUNITY Dec. 6
Cat of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
COMMUNITY Dec. 6
Holiday Parade returns to River Road
After a two-year hiatus, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade sponsored by Cascade Floors makes its grand return to River Road N. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.