Panel: OR lawmaker accused of harassment must get training

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The conduct committee of the Oregon House of Representatives has unanimously decided that an Oregon state representative who sent inappropriate texts to a fellow lawmaker must attend coaching and training. The committee on Tuesday had decided that Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, violated workplace rules against sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment with a series of texts to Rep. Vikki Breese Iverson, R-Prineville, in April. The committee also found Witt did not intend to create a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would exchange his vote on a bill for a date or sexual favors. The four-member committee on Friday met virtually to decide what “remedy” to impose.