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Cylvia Hayes public records case goes before Salem judge

Cylvia Hayes public records case goes before Salem judgeA lawyer for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes is scheduled to plead his case before a Salem judge who is considering whether Hayes must release her emails that deal with public business.
  • News
  • 5 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Washington lawmaker facing ethics violations resigns

Washington lawmaker facing ethics violations resignsState Rep. Susan Fagan sent has sent Gov. Jay Inlsee her letter of resignation following allegations that she falsified travel expense forms.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Ore. Senate passes bill to better protect domestic violence victims

Ore. Senate passes bill to better protect domestic violence victimsThe Oregon Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill giving better protection to victims of domestic violence.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
News

Senate kills bill requiring seatbelts for all passengers

Senate kills bill requiring seatbelts for all passengersThe Oregon Senate voted Wednesday to kill a bill that would have made it illegal to sit on the floor or on someone's lap in a moving vehicle.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
News

Oregon House approves 'ban the box' bill

Oregon House approves 'ban the box' billThe Oregon House has approved a bill that limits how employers can ask job applicants about their criminal records.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Ore. measure would ban 'gay conversion therapy' for kids

Ore. measure would ban 'gay conversion therapy' for kidsPeople who say they used to be gay but are now straight are asking an Oregon Senate panel to say no to a bill barring health professionals from trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Ore. Senate backs ban on ivory sales, to protect elephants

Ore. Senate backs ban on ivory sales, to protect elephantsThe Oregon Senate has voted to ban ivory sales in an effort to tamp down on poaching that has reduced elephant populations.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Invasion of privacy bill passes Oregon House

Invasion of privacy bill passes Oregon HouseMembers of the Oregon House unanimously passed a bill on Tuesday that would increase the penalties for people who secretly record video of unsuspecting victims during private moments.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Decoding the Tuesday high court hearing on gay marriage

Decoding the Tuesday high court hearing on gay marriagePivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee

GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committeeSix Republican-sponsored ethics and transparency bills have been drafted in the wake of the scandal that led to former Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Oregon U.S. Attorney resigns amid investigation

Oregon U.S. Attorney resigns amid investigationThe U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon has reportedly resigned from her position as the top federal prosecutor in the state.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Bill would let motorcyclists drive between cars during jams

Bill would let motorcyclists drive between cars during jamsThe Oregon Senate has backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Oregon House Committee approves gun control proposal

Oregon House Committee approves gun control proposalLegislation expanding background checks will be getting a full House vote for the first time since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting after an Oregon House committee narrowly approved it on a party-line vote.
  • News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

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
  • 2 weeks 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
  • 2 weeks 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
  • 2 weeks 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 6 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
  • 3 weeks 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
  • 3 weeks 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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