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.
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…
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.
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.
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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Extremely dry conditions have fueled a widespread die-off of fall Chinook salmon on the North Coast.
Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners are reconsidering whether to grant endangered species protections for the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in coastal old growth forests.
Reforms to Oregon’s system for dealing with people unfit to stand trial aren’t working as planned, with judges challenged to find local treatment options for those they used to send to the Ore…
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…
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.
ALBANY, Ore. — Jurors in Oregon on Wednesday found in favor of 14 counties in their $1.4 billion lawsuit against the state over revenue from logging on state lands.
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.
Idaho shivered through its coldest October on record, while Washington weathered its second-coldest October and the coolest in more than a century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosp…
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…
SALEM — Tucked away inside a vault within the Oregon Department of State Lands sits several safes.
Greg Walden, the only Republican member of Oregon's congressional delegation, announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020.
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…
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.
PORTLAND — Environmentalists want to reinstate an injunction against salvage logging on 1,800 acres in California’s Klamath National Forest while the federal government and a timber group argu…
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…
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.
The Oregon Department of Revenue will provide $1.5 billion tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2018 tax year.
The Pacific fisher population could get a boost as the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed an agreement that will enhance protections for the Pacif…
Gov. Kate Brown will choose from six diverse candidates to fill a vacancy on the Clatsop County Circuit Court.
Razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to the California border.
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.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown has imposed a six-month ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
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…
Improving Oregon’s ability to fight wildfires could cost an estimated $4 billion, according to the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, which has outlined more than 50 recommendations the …
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.
Cathy Markin is a lung doctor at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. In 2011, she had a 42-year-old patient who came to her with serious breathing problems. She had suffered from a cou…
Oregon’s public record’s advocate on Friday urged her role be made explicitly independent from the governor’s office, following allegations attorneys for Gov. Kate Brown attempted to unduly in…
PORTLAND — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens amid a nationwide scare over severe l…
New research at Portland State University says climate change is decreasing the amount of snow in the Pacific Northwest. And that has implications for water resources in the region.
SALEM — Oregon’s first-ever public records advocate is resigning from her post on Oct. 11.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5 about 192 miles off the southern Oregon Coast near Bandon, west of Coos Bay, according to the United States Geological Servic…
Gov. Kate Brown plans to convene lawmakers next month in a bid to end outcry over recent far-reaching changes to Oregon’s death penalty laws.
It’s official: Oregonians will see the largest-ever “kicker” tax refund next year.
Gov. Kate Brown trimmed her veto list down to just two line-item vetoes on Friday, the deadline for the governor to decide which if any bills to kill after the 2019 session.
The state has landed a federal grant that will fund research into whale entanglement issues off the Oregon Coast.
The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
SALEM — Oregon’s ambitious and costly plan to transform its public schools begins with one person.
The Oregon State Marine Board, in partnership with 32 county sheriff’s offices and the Oregon State Police, will be out in force Aug. 3-4, looking for expired boat registrations as part of “Op…
SALEM — When Republican senators fled the state in June to avoid voting on controversial legislation, they were gone for nine days.
To highlight the availability of summer food programs around the state, Governor Kate Brown has issued a proclamation making July 15-19 Summer Meals Week in Oregon. While more than 300,000 chi…
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters and other waterway users in the Pacific Northwest area to be safe and cautious during the expected busy Fourth of July weekend.
The 2019 Oregon Legislature ended with pros and cons for agriculture, and culminated in a series of rallies outside the Capitol opposing a controversial climate change bill.
Less than 24 hours after the 2019 Legislature closed, Gov. Kate Brown renewed the fight for a cap and trade program, saying Monday she might act with her executive authority to drive ahead wit…
The state agency in charge of earthquake study and preparation, as well as monitoring mining efforts in Oregon, could be shut down after going over budget for the second time in four years.
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature sprinted to finish its work Sunday, passing bills that require cleaner diesel engines in the Portland area, allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses and…
SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s controversial attempt to address climate change.
SALEM — The Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.
SALEM — The political standoff over a plan to cap carbon emissions in Oregon has left the Legislature listing toward its final deadline at the end of the month.
As Oregon braces for another hot and dry summer, one of its biggest utility companies has announced a new wildfire policy aimed at reducing wildfire risks across their service area.