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Politics

Interview: Kitzhaber on 4th term as Oregon Governor

Interview: Kitzhaber on 4th term as Oregon GovernorGovernor John Kitzhaber has been busy in recent days, crunching numbers for the state budget. It's an important, if mundane, job for the governor of any state.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Watch Live: State of the Union

Watch Live: State of the UnionLive coverage: State of the Union
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 17 hours 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
  • 5 days, 18 hours 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Business

Nike begins $150 million expansion

Nike begins $150 million expansionNike is expanding its World Headquarters
  • Business
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 4 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
  • 1 week, 4 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
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 week, 6 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
  • 1 week, 6 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
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Blazers

Blazer Batum dons 'Je suis Charlie' shirt

Blazer Batum dons 'Je suis Charlie' shirtPortland Trail Blazer and native of France Nicolas Batum donned a 'Je suis Charlie' t-shirt during warmups before the Thursday night game against Miami Heat at the Rose Garden.
  • Blazers
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Portland swears in new Police Chief Larry O'Dea

Portland swears in new Police Chief Larry O'DeaPortland has a new police chief.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Southern Oregon

Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack status

Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack statusState and federal wildlife agencies said Wednesday they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack, for their location in the Rogue River drainage in the Cascades east of Medford.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Street fee will go to May ballot; 'no' not an option

Street fee will go to May ballot; 'no' not an optionPortland residents will get to vote on a residential street fee proposal instead of city councilors choosing one option, Mayor Charlie Hales said Wednesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

First transgender mayor in U.S. leaves Silverton office

First transgender mayor in U.S. leaves Silverton officeOn Monday, Jan. 5, Stu Rasmussen handed a small wooden gavel to Mayor Rick Lewis at the first city council of 2015, his final act after serving six years as mayor of Silverton.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Fritz says she will vote against latest street fee plan

Fritz says she will vote against latest street fee planJust days away from the City Council vote, Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz announced she will not support the latest proposal for a street fee based on gas use and income levels.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Novick responds to dwindling support for street fee

Novick responds to dwindling support for street feeIt seems as though the controversial Portland Street Fee may be doomed before it even gets a vote.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Clackamas County

Court: State failed to protect salmon in Clackamas River

Court: State failed to protect salmon in Clackamas RiverWater draw permits are held by the city of Lake Oswego and water districts serving people in Oregon City, West Linn and northern Clackamas County.
  • Clackamas County
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Ducks

Eugene City Council postpones meetings for Ducks game

Eugene City Council postpones meetings for Ducks gameThe Eugene City Council has postponed its January 12 meeting because of the National Championship game.
  • Ducks
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Fed car-charge stations rarely used in Ore., U.S.

Fed car-charge stations rarely used in Ore., U.S.In 2013 electric vehicles throughout Oregon were plugged into public chargers installed through The EV Project just 4 percent of the time.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
World

US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattackThe United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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