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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
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Cubans in Portland react to new U.S. policy

Cubans in Portland react to new U.S. policyNews of a change in U.S. policy toward Cuba brought a smile to Milko Escalera.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

Fired Nordstrom worker defends violent Facebook post

Fired Nordstrom worker defends violent Facebook postA Nordstrom worker fired for a Facebook post defended himself, saying he often makes brash statements and did not literally mean a white officer should be killed.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Oregon officials confirm: GMO labeling lost by 837 votes

Oregon officials confirm: GMO labeling lost by 837 votesSecretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results that show the defeat of an Oregon ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Marijuana

Oregon hires manager for marijuana regulations

Oregon hires manager for marijuana regulationsAn Oregon official who oversaw the rollout of medical marijuana dispensaries will now lead preparations to regulate recreational marijuana.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Marijuana

Congress could withhold money from states with legal pot

Congress could withhold money from states with legal potIt's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Southern Oregon

Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow it

Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow itMany in Indian Country are wary of the idea of growing and selling marijuana on tribal lands, even if it could present an economic windfall and the U.S. Department of Justice says it's OK.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Yes on 92 campaign concedes GMO labeling race

Yes on 92 campaign concedes GMO labeling raceSupporters of the Oregon measure requiring labeling of genetically modified foods conceded on Thursday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

'Driving While Black' app being created by 2 Portland lawyers

'Driving While Black' app being created by 2 Portland lawyersThe app allows you to alert friends that you have been pulled over. There is an easy record button, plus a complaint function and a commend function for officers who have handled an incident well.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Blazers

5 Blazers wear 'I Can't Breathe' tees, coach supports them

5 Blazers wear 'I Can't Breathe' tees, coach supports themThe players wore them in Minnesota during the national anthem and introductions.
  • Blazers
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Congress secretly gives itself campaign raise, nixes pot in DC

Congress secretly gives itself campaign raise, nixes pot in DCAs the political world was busy flipping through the pages of the graphic and headline-grabbing Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush Era torture practices, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill -- all without formal debate.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

GMO labeling loses court fight to count rejected ballots

GMO labeling loses court fight to count rejected ballotsBackers of Oregon's measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Special Reports

Oregon pot getting mailed: $1M found in 2014

Oregon pot getting mailed: $1M found in 2014Marijuana is being shipped out of Oregon by U.S. Mail in greater amounts than ever.
  • Special Reports
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon GMO label backers sue over rejected votes

Oregon GMO label backers sue over rejected votesThe sponsors of an Oregon ballot measure that would require labels on genetically modified foods filed an emergency lawsuit Monday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Washington lawmakers face new rules for free meals

Washington lawmakers face new rules for free mealsWashington lawmakers face new rules for meals that lobbyists pay for, starting in January.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Oregon enrollment dips after health website switch

Oregon enrollment dips after health website switchOnly about one in 10 Oregonians who previously signed up for private health care insurance through the state health insurance exchange have re-enrolled through the federal portal, officials said.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Marijuana

Oregon master gardeners mum on marijuana

Oregon master gardeners mum on marijuanaStarting this summer adults in Oregon can grow up to four marijuana plants in their home.
  • Marijuana
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

GMO labeling campaign claims opponents playing dirty

GMO labeling campaign claims opponents playing dirtyThe No on 92 Coalition attempted to place out-of-state election observers in at least four Oregon counties Tuesday, in violation of state law, proponents are complaining.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Analysis: Right, left condemn chokehold death decision

Analysis: Right, left condemn chokehold death decisionUnlike in Ferguson, conservatives have united with liberals to criticize the decision out of Staten Island, NY.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Portlander, longtime MLB umpire comes out as gay

Portlander, longtime MLB umpire comes out as gayTo say that Dale Scott's 29 years as a Major League Baseball umpire have been a success would be an understatement.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Re-count for GMO labeling measure begins in Oregon

Re-count for GMO labeling measure begins in OregonThe ballot re-count for Oregon's hotly contested GMO labeling measure has officially begun.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber: Give schools more money next year

Kitzhaber: Give schools more money next yearIn total, the state's education system would receive $9.4 billion, roughly half the general fund budget for the two years of the 2015-17 budget.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Corvallis considers restrictions to open carry gun rules

Corvallis considers restrictions to open carry gun rulesA Corvallis City Council committee will again consider restrictions on the open carrying of loaded firearms in public places.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

A peek at the Oregon Legislature's 2015 session

A peek at the Oregon Legislature's 2015 sessionWith legislative elections in the rearview mirror, Oregon lawmakers are turning their attention to the 2015 Legislature session.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recount

Oregon GMO Measure 92 headed for recountTallies of the last remaining ballots show an Oregon measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods lost by only 809 votes and is headed for an automatic recount.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in OregonTurnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states, including Oregon.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Oregon Measure 92 likely headed for recount

Oregon Measure 92 likely headed for recountA recount appears likely for Oregon's Measure 92, which would require labels on many food products made with genetically modified ingredients.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
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