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Tilikum bridge gets added improvements, stays under budget

Tilikum bridge gets added improvements, stays under budgetOregon Senator Jeff Merkley walked across the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge Monday, heralding the massive TriMet project, which is set to finish under budget, even with added improvements.
  • Money
  • 21 hours, 37 minutes ago
Vancouver

Fed. judge evaluates WA policy to hold mentally ill in jail

Fed. judge evaluates WA policy to hold mentally ill in jailA federal judge says she'll decide by the end of the week whether to force the Washington to end its practice of holding mentally ill people in jail for weeks or months while they wait for competency evaluations and treatment.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Politics

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to Know

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to KnowA furor has erupted over an Indiana law that opponents say could give businesses the right to refuse service to gay people. And the controversy is reaching its height just as the Final Four comes to town.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
News

Washington lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban

Washington lawmakers consider powdered alcohol banA bill making its way through the state Legislature could make Washington one of a growing number of states to ban powdered alcohol.
  • News
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Marijuana

OLCC marijuana head fired after leaking internal documents

OLCC marijuana head fired after leaking internal documentsThe director of Oregon's new legal marijuana programs has been fired by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission after just three months.
  • Marijuana
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Hackers access Ore. Department of Administrative Services

Hackers access Ore. Department of Administrative ServicesOregon officials say they'll be restructuring information technology functions after a state network was hacked.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Oregon Democrats introduce gun background checks bill

Oregon Democrats introduce gun background checks billThe measure would require private gun buyers and sellers who aren't related to visit a licensed gun dealer for a background check.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
Local

Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports assisted suicide

Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports assisted suicideBrittany Maynard says in a video recorded 19 days before her assisted suicide death that no one should have to leave their home to legally end their life under doctor's care.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon Legislature

Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon LegislatureAn Oregon legislative committee has advanced a bill that would require nearly all employers to give workers up to five days a year of paid sick leave.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

AG Rosenblum wants stronger laws to protect women from violence

AG Rosenblum wants stronger laws to protect women from violenceOregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum spoke out Wednesday in support of domestic violence survivors and victims of sexual assaut on college campuses.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion

Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertionSgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to a source familiar with the case.
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

GOP says Dems not spending enough on Oregon schools

GOP says Dems not spending enough on Oregon schoolsDemocrats on an Oregon legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance a $7.255 billion spending plan for primary and secondary schools.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

Cylvia Hayes commends Monica Lewinsky in Facebook post

Cylvia Hayes commends Monica Lewinsky in Facebook postThe fiancée of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber took to Twitter and Facebook Tuesday to sound off about media judgment, citing Monica Lewinsky for her "powerful statement" in a recent Ted talk.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

Gov. Brown asks state employees to report fraud, abuse

Gov. Brown asks state employees to report fraud, abuseIn her first direct message state employees, Governor Kate Brown stressed her commitment to "fostering a culture of accountability and trust within public service."
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Western Congress members seek full quake warning funding

Western Congress members seek full quake warning fundingThree dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Senate to vote on tax break for Internet companies

Senate to vote on tax break for Internet companiesThe Oregon Senate is nearing a final vote on a bill giving tax breaks to Internet providers and companies that own data centers.
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  • 1 week ago
News

Democrats, school officials tussle over education budget

Democrats, school officials tussle over education budgetEducation interests have mounted an unusually vocal challenge to the schools budget proposed by Democratic legislative leaders.
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Taxpayers footing bill for Cylvia Hayes' lawyers

Taxpayers footing bill for Cylvia Hayes' lawyersFormer first lady Cylvia Hayes now has two public defenders in the influence peddling scandal that took down her fiance and former governor John Kitzhaber, according to the Oregonian.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Vancouver

Western governors request federal wildfire-prevention aid

Western governors request federal wildfire-prevention aidGovernors of Western states, including Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, have written Congress to ask for more money to reduce the threat of major wildfires.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Oregon House passes bill allowing sunscreen use in schools

Oregon House passes bill allowing sunscreen use in schoolsThe Oregon House has unanimously passed legislation allowing students to use sunscreen and sun-protective clothing during school hours and at school events.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with drones

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with dronesLawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Starbucks in hot water over 'Race Together' campaign

Starbucks in hot water over 'Race Together' campaignThe initiative was borne of a series of open forums at select Starbucks stores since last December, in which employees of different backgrounds shared their stories about race.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
News

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with drones

Oregon House votes to outlaw hunting with dronesLawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.
  • News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Ducks

Obama has Ducks losing to Wisconsin in round of 32

Obama has Ducks losing to Wisconsin in round of 32The president has Villanova losing to Kentucky in the final. Kentucky beats Notre Dame and Villanova beat Virginia to reach the championship game.
  • Ducks
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Vancouver

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' sign

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' sign"In God We Trust" is less than a month from hanging on a wall in the Clark County public hearing room, but it will have a neighbor if Seattle's Satanic Temple chapter gets its way.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Wash. e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.

Wash. e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.A new bill would make Washington's laws regulating e-cigarettes some of the toughest in the nation.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Zombie lobby descends on Olympia

Zombie lobby descends on OlympiaCast and crew members staged a mock zombie apocalypse at the Washington Capitol as they lobbied in support of a measure to expand a tax incentive program designed to lure more TV and movie production to the state.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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