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Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposal

Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposalOregon House legislators have conducted a rare marathon public hearing on a bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all private gun transfers.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
News

Inslee vetoes proposed raise to Washington speed limits

Inslee vetoes proposed raise to Washington speed limitsIn his first veto of 2015, Gov. Jay Inslee struck out a section of a bill that would have enabled raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour on state highways.
  • News
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Jeb Bush fundraises in Portland with $12,500/plate dinner

Jeb Bush fundraises in Portland with $12,500/plate dinnerOregon got its first taste of the 2016 Presidential race Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Protests target PSU student body president race

Protests target PSU student body president raceTony Funchess, who has a prior attempted rape conviction, faces that hurdle as he runs for student body president.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Oregon bill would prohibit charges for filming police

Oregon bill would prohibit charges for filming policeThe Oregon Legislature is looking to make it legal for citizens to film the police, as long as they don't interfere.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Ore. Democrats

Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Ore. DemocratsWith Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Green

Mult. Co. has fourth highest diesel pollution in U.S.

Mult. Co. has fourth highest diesel pollution in U.S.It may be hard to believe, especially since Portlanders like to view ourselves as environmentally conscious, but Multnomah County has the fourth highest diesel pollution when compared to other counties in the United States.
  • Green
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Education

Senate Republicans: Teacher pay reform needed to fix budget

Senate Republicans: Teacher pay reform needed to fix budgetRepublicans in the state Senate want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

House votes to extend statute of limitations for sex crimes

House votes to extend statute of limitations for sex crimesHouse Bill 2317 would double Oregon's current statute of limitations.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Southern Oregon

2 dams on Rogue on track to be removed this summer

2 dams on Rogue on track to be removed this summerRemoving the crumbling and abandoned Fielder and Wimer dams would open prime spawning habitat for the Rogue River Basin's wild salmon and steelhead.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Business

Oregon Legislature debates minimum wage hike

Oregon Legislature debates minimum wage hikeThe Oregon Legislature is opening debate about several proposals to boost the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Ore. Senate votes for cable barriers on freeway medians

Ore. Senate votes for cable barriers on freeway mediansThe Oregon Senate has voted to require cable barriers between opposing traffic lanes on interstate highways.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Independent Party of Oregon to have open primary

Independent Party of Oregon to have open primaryThe Independent Party of Oregon has decided to open its 2016 primary election to non-affiliated voters.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Idaho challenges Oregon over Chief Joseph statue

Idaho challenges Oregon over Chief Joseph statueOregon lawmakers are considering a recommendation that Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and pioneering woman rights activist Abigail Scott Duniway replace two other symbols of Oregon among the statues on display at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon lawmakers, counties spar over public safety spending

Oregon lawmakers, counties spar over public safety spendingTwo years ago, Oregon lawmakers agreed to shorten sentences for some crimes and let certain low-risk inmates out early to save money and avoid building new prisons.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Statute of limitations for rape cases could rise to 12 years

Statute of limitations for rape cases could rise to 12 yearsRight now, the state of Oregon has one of the weakest rape statutes in the country.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Oregon bill would make school vaccine rates available

Oregon bill would make school vaccine rates availableOregon lawmakers could have another fight looming over vaccines after a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill requiring all schools to make public the rate of students opting out of one or more immunizations.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Marijuana

Senator wants medical shops to sell recreational pot

Senator wants medical shops to sell recreational potWhen recreational pot becomes legal in Oregon on July 1, there will nowhere to legally buy it.
  • Marijuana
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Bill banning microbeads considered by Oregon committee

Bill banning microbeads considered by Oregon committeeOregon could be the latest state to ban the tiny plastic beads that are often used in soaps and other personal care products.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owlFederal biologists have agreed to consider changing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl from threatened to endangered.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Dying patients can try experimental drugs under Ore. bill

Dying patients can try experimental drugs under Ore. billThe House has voted to make Oregon the latest state to give dying patients a right to try experimental medical treatments that haven't been approved by government regulators.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Partisan vote sends $7.3B school budget to Gov. Brown

Partisan vote sends $7.3B school budget to Gov. BrownAfter complaining for weeks that the Democratic budget was inadequate, Republicans offered suggestions to increase it by $200 million. They were quickly dismissed by Democrats as unworkable.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Brady Adams, Senate leader, bear sculpture booster, dies

Brady Adams, Senate leader, bear sculpture booster, diesBrady Adams, a former president of the Oregon Senate and a local booster who made fanciful sculptures of bears a signature of summer in downtown Grants Pass, has died.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Green

Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. counties

Gov. Brown: Drought emergencies in 5 Ore. countiesOregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in three more counties - Crook, Harney, and Klamath - due to low water levels and record low snowpack.
  • Green
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon Senate sends education budget to governor

Oregon Senate sends education budget to governorA two-year budget for Oregon schools is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon committee approves bill expanding background checks

Oregon committee approves bill expanding background checksAn Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill requiring background checks on most private gun sales.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Emails: Ex-Oregon governor's fiancee played active state role

Emails: Ex-Oregon governor's fiancee played active state roleThe former First Lady has been under scrutiny for her lobbying and consulting practices while her fiance, John KItzhaber, was governor
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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