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Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term

Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd termJeff Merkley, who was chosen by the Democratic Party establishment over a liberal activist in his first run for U.S. Senate, makes an unlikely hero for the party's left wing.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

Richardson, Kitzhaber clash over staff-pay issue

Richardson, Kitzhaber clash over staff-pay issueGov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson held their second debate Friday in the campaign for Oregon governor.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
World

Kim Jong-un 'suffering discomfort,' likely from gout

Kim Jong-un 'suffering discomfort,' likely from goutNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from "discomfort," state media reported in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.
  • World
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

Official says Holder resigning as attorney general

Official says Holder resigning as attorney generalAttorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.
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  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Local

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times size

Obama to expand Pacific Ocean preserve to 6 times sizePresident Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve.
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  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Biden, McCain to campaign for Merkley, Wehby

Biden, McCain to campaign for Merkley, WehbyOregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Monica Wehby are calling in big names to help their campaigns for the U.S. Senate.
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  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Wyden: Ground troops not the answer in Islamic State fight

Wyden: Ground troops not the answer in Islamic State fightOregon's senior senator believes current events in the Middle East were bred by the missteps of previous administrations.
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  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Marijuana

Leaders prepare for legal pot on Oregon ballot

Leaders prepare for legal pot on Oregon ballotIn the months before a marijuana legalization measure goes before voters, the leadership of Oregon's largest agencies quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with it.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Wehby fights roadblocks in campaign for senate

Wehby fights roadblocks in campaign for senateLooking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Former Wehby staffer fires back: 'I did not author those papers'

Former Wehby staffer fires back: 'I did not author those papers'After claims surfaced that U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby plagiarized large portions of her economic plan, the Wehby campaign blamed a former staff member for publishing the content.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Minimum wage in Oregon rises to $9.25 an hour

Minimum wage in Oregon rises to $9.25 an hourMore than 140,000 Oregon workers will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up the first of the year, the state Bureau of Labor and Industries said Wednesday.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrantsIt will be the first time that voters in any state will weigh in on the driver's license issue.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

WA Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WA Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins nameA U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminalThe decision is a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market. Last month, Oregon state regulators rejected a proposed terminal on the Columbia River because it potentially would interfere wi
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  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Cover Oregon tax credit error leaves at least 775 owing feds

Cover Oregon tax credit error leaves at least 775 owing fedsCover Oregon has identified 775 households that will owe money to the federal government because they were given tax credits that were too large.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Oregon to mail 900,000 voter-registration reminders

Oregon to mail 900,000 voter-registration remindersNearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver's license or state identification card but aren't registered to vote will soon get a postcard reminding them to register.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Oregon to mail 900,000 voter-registration reminders

Oregon to mail 900,000 voter-registration remindersNearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver's license or state identification card but aren't registered to vote will soon get a postcard reminding them to register.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Legal pot debate down to contrasting drug stats

Legal pot debate down to contrasting drug statsAfter a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon's most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

NW pot grows will need power to light McMinnville for year

NW pot grows will need power to light McMinnville for yearNew energy demand among growers of marijuana is estimated to expand to as much as 163 megawatts a year by 2035.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber, Richardson agree to Portland debate

Kitzhaber, Richardson agree to Portland debateOregon's gubernatorial candidates have finalized plans for a debate in Portland.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Republican Wehby campaigns on support for gay marriage

Republican Wehby campaigns on support for gay marriageRepublican Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby is pushing her support for gay marriage and landed an endorsement from a prominent gay couple in Oregon.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Merkley & Wehby turn negative in race for U.S. Senate

Merkley & Wehby turn negative in race for U.S. SenateWith eight weeks to go before the November 4th election, the tone of the race for U.S. Senate in Oregon has turned negative.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Oregon congressman spent $300K on meals

Oregon congressman spent $300K on mealsOregon Congressman Greg Walden spent more than $300,000 in donors' campaign contributions on food since 2011.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Gun background check expansion campaign starts ads

Gun background check expansion campaign starts adsA campaign that supports universal background checks for gun sales will start running TV ads this week.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh remembered for leadership

Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh remembered for leadershipRepublican Rep. Greg Walden and Democratic former Gov. Barbara Roberts are scheduled to speak at Wednesday's public memorial service for former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Low voter turnout could plague November Ore. election

Low voter turnout could plague November Ore. electionOregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 electionsBy the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the...
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  • 1 month ago
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