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Gov. Kate Brown issued an order Monday directing Oregonians to stay home “to the maximum extent possible,” except for when carrying out essential tasks like getting groceries, refueling their …

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Federal regulators on Thursday approved the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay and the 230-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline, presaging a battle with Oregon, whose reg…

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PORTLAND — The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions Monday, March 16, through Thursday, March 19.

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It’s hard to argue that truckers haven’t been the loudest opponents of cap and trade in Oregon.

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SALEM — As Oregon lawmakers clash over a controversial bill to curb the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, Mimi Casteel says climate change is already posing a major identity crisis for winegrowers.

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PORTLAND — On a recent Saturday afternoon, Alan Evans strolled through the hallways of northeast Portland’s Wapato Jail singing Freddy Fender’s 1974 hit “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.”

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SALEM — The fate of the landmark deal signed between a coalition of timber companies and environmental groups depends on lawmakers acting on legislation that would reform certain Oregon loggin…

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SALEM — Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast.

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A group that wants to bring back wild sea otters to the Oregon Coast is taking a big step forward. The federal government has awarded them a grant to launch a feasibility study for a possible …

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SALEM — Cities struggling with homelessness are expected to be one of the biggest beneficiaries under legislation sponsored by state House Speaker Tina Kotek. But not every city official fully…

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SALEM — The semi-independent Oregon agency overseeing tourism initiatives should be more transparent about managers’ pay and strengthen controls on contracting, Secretary of State Bev Clarno s…

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SALEM — Activists seeking to clean Oregon’s environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions turned out by the hundreds at Capitol Tuesday, pushing legislators to move ahead with a cap and tra…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Legislature has mandated renewable electricity, subsidized the purchase of electric vehicles and dictated how much energy air compressors, generators and other …

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SALEM — The state’s top elections official wants voters to know Oregon is doing everything possible to ensure the security of the state’s elections by working with county and federal agencies.

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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon legislature's short session began Monday, and lawmakers plan to renew last session's cap-and-trade proposal, a failed bill that would have limited carbon emissions.

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Tillamook County was struggling to get its computer and telephone systems running again after it was hit by a cyberattack, a week after a nearby city lost data and computer programs in another…

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The Oregon Legislature could be poised to make its most significant investment to relieve the effects of a statewide homelessness crisis as House Speaker Tina Kotek prepares a bill that would …

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SALEM — Angelita Sanchez’s message was loud and clear when she spoke about the renewed effort in the Oregon Legislature to pass a new cap-and-trade bill.

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LONGVIEW, Wash. — Pacific County, Wahkiakum County and the Naselle-Grays River School District have joined a lawsuit against the Washington Department of Natural Resources to challenge the age…

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Snowpacks in Oregon and Washington have rebounded significantly over the last two weeks thanks to recent winter storms that have dumped several feet of fresh mountain snow.

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SALEM — The Oregon state legislature’s short session begins Feb. 3, with lawmakers planning to resurrect climate legislation after last session’s controversial “cap-and-trade” proposal failed.

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TIERRA DEL MAR — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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Burning issue: Growth in wildland-urban interface challenges fire managers, local planners

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A view of the Elliott State Forest in this file photo. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, Feb. 10, unveiled an agreement between environmental groups and timber companies in Oregon, which have …

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Motorists should be extra careful on Oregon highways over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend with a forecast calling for windy, cold temperatures throughout the Willamette Valley and a chance o…

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SALEM — Most of the farm and forest properties made available for development in Oregon under a decade-old ballot initiative haven’t yet been subdivided, according to state land use regulators.

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SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response on Tuesday released recommendations on how to spend $4 billion it says is need to improve the state’s response to catastrophic wildfires.

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A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are “radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives being pursu…

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SALEM — Tucked away inside a vault within the Oregon Department of State Lands sits several safes.

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David Alport’s retail cannabis shop is neat as a pin. The glass counters at north Portland’s Bridge City Collective gleam, and the products are carefully positioned. The only unusual note is a…

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It’s been nearly four years since Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts filed a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oregon and the state Department of Forestry.

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The Oregon Department of Education has released its At-A-Glance Profiles for schools and districts — brief dashboard summaries of how schools are doing, with data on attendance, student achiev…

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SALEM — A third Oregon union says it won’t endorse or contribute to primary campaigns for legislators who voted for reforms to the state’s costly public pension system earlier this year.

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Wildlife biologists successfully placed a GPS collar on a juvenile wolf from the Indigo group in Western Oregon, seeking to learn more about the movements and territory of packs in the region.

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SALEM — A state council formed to improve Oregonians’ access to government records has endorsed a slate of reforms to make the state’s public records advocate more independent from political i…

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Council of Agricultural Employers say proposed changes to the H-2A-visa agricultural guestworker program could increase, not decrease, labor costs.