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Hayes admits to previously undisclosed $118K consulting contract

Hayes admits to previously undisclosed $118K consulting contractCylvia Hayes confirmed in an email to the EO Media Group that she was paid $118,000 over two years to work with a clean energy organization.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Politics

WA motorcyclists push bill allowing lane splitting, sharing

WA motorcyclists push bill allowing lane splitting, sharingHouse Bill 1515, sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen (R- Union) would allow lane splitting when traffic is traveling no more than 35 mph. Motorcycles would be allowed to go no more than 10 mph over that.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
News

Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz to run for re-election

Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz to run for re-electionPortland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will run for re-election in 2016.
  • News
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Vancouver

DoD letter: Pot shops off limits to military members

DoD letter: Pot shops off limits to military membersDozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have been sent letters from the military saying the shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces, an official said Tuesday.
  • Vancouver
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

GOP pressure in Salem may nix gas tax increase

GOP pressure in Salem may nix gas tax increaseLegislative Republicans are threatening to block a proposed transportation package if Democrats move forward with legislation aimed at combating greenhouse gases.
  • Politics
  • 3 days ago
Animals

Oregon wolf population meets level to consider delisting

Oregon wolf population meets level to consider delistingWolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list.
  • Animals
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
News

Bergdahl likely to be charged with desertion, officials say

Bergdahl likely to be charged with desertion, officials sayArmy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, senior defense officials tell NBC News
  • News
  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Marijuana

'Marijuana listening sessions' planned for pot concerns

'Marijuana listening sessions' planned for pot concernsOregon residents concerned about the ramifications of legal pot will be able to talk with officials at eight upcoming 'marijuana listening sessions.'
  • Marijuana
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Bill could abolish death penalty in Washington

Bill could abolish death penalty in WashingtonLawmakers in the House have introduced a measure to abolish the death penalty.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Calif. lawmakers pursue right-to-die legislation

Calif. lawmakers pursue right-to-die legislationAdvocates for aid in dying are ramping up their efforts across the U.S. using the story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who moved with family to Oregon and ended her life in November
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Metro residents on what State of the Union should cover

Metro residents on what State of the Union should coverOn the day of the State of the Union, people traveling and shopping in Portland had a number of thoughts on what they'd like to hear from the President.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Beaverton teacher attends State of the Union

Beaverton teacher attends State of the UnionA Beaverton teacher is headed to Washington D.C. to attend the President's State of the Union Address.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Watch Live: State of the Union

Watch Live: State of the UnionLive coverage: State of the Union
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Complete coverage: State of the Union

Complete coverage: State of the UnionPresident Obama will give his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Southern Oregon

Fed county timber payments in Ore. drop from $68M to $5M

Fed county timber payments in Ore. drop from $68M to $5MForest Service payments to Oregon counties drop from $67.9 million to $5.9 million; California, from $35.6 million to $8.7 million; Idaho, from $28.3 million to $2 million; Washington, from $21.5 million to $2.1 million; and Montana, from $21.3 million to $2 million.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 2 weeks ago
Marion County

Ore. Dept. of Corrections honors slain prison director

Ore. Dept. of Corrections honors slain prison directorThe Oregon Department of Corrections has dedicated a conference room at its Salem headquarters to slain prison director Michael Francke.
  • Marion County
  • 2 weeks ago
News

2014 was Earth's warmest year on record since 1880

2014 was Earth's warmest year on record since 1880The average temperature for 2014 was 58.24 degrees globally, 1.24 degrees above the 20th-century average, NOAA said.
  • News
  • 2 weeks ago
Business

Nike begins $150 million expansion

Nike begins $150 million expansionNike is expanding its World Headquarters
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Kitzhaber replaces fired chair of transportation commission

Kitzhaber replaces fired chair of transportation commissionGov. John Kitzhaber has named a new chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, moving swiftly to replace the leader he fired earlier this week.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Portland street fee will not appear on May ballot

Portland street fee will not appear on May ballotOne week after the Portland city council announced it would put a handful of street fee options on the May ballot, Mayor Charlie Hales said the city would hold off on local efforts to fund street projects.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Former Mayor Sam Adams leaving Portland for DC

Former Mayor Sam Adams leaving Portland for DCFormer Portland Mayor Sam Adams is leaving the city to direct the U.S. Climate Initiatives at the World Resource Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Education

Oregon leaders propose $600M boost in education budget

Oregon leaders propose $600M boost in education budgetOregon's Democratic legislative leaders are proposing a nearly $600 million increase in funding for primary and secondary schools during the next two-year budget cycle.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Gov. Kitzhaber, fiancee hire lawyers amid scrutiny

Gov. Kitzhaber, fiancee hire lawyers amid scrutinyGov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, have hired lawyers as they face scrutiny over Hayes' consulting work.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Gov. Kitzhaber diagnosed with treatable skin cancer

Gov. Kitzhaber diagnosed with treatable skin cancerGovernor John Kitzhaber has been diagnosed with a treatable form of skin cancer.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber begins unprecedented 4th term as Ore. governor

Kitzhaber begins unprecedented 4th term as Ore. governorJohn Kitzhaber has kicked off his fourth term as Oregon governor. The Democrat took the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol on Monday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Wash. Senate vote requires higher threshold for new taxes

Wash. Senate vote requires higher threshold for new taxesThe Senate took quick action at the start of the newest legislative session, approving a rule change that would make it harder for that chamber to take action on new taxes.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Business

Cover Oregon shutdown leads to 62 layoffs

Cover Oregon shutdown leads to 62 layoffsCover Oregon has announced 62 layoffs in connection with the shutdown of the failed health insurance exchange.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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