The Legislature held its third special session of 2020 on Monday, amid a pandemic and violent protests at the Capitol organized by a right-wing group.
Extensions of Oregon’s current moratoriums on residential evictions and foreclosures will be among the issues sharing center stage when lawmakers meet Monday for their third special session of…
Most of Oregon will greet the holiday season and New Year's Eve as "extreme risk" locations requiring tight COVID-19 limits on gatherings, dining and activities.
After weeks of negotiations with lawmakers, Gov. Kate Brown announced a one-day special session of the Legislature will be held Monday to deal with COVID-19 related issues.
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Pending federal approval, the first 35,100 of the Pfizer vaccine shots could be in Oregon on Dec. 14, Gov. Kate Brown's office confirmed Monday.
Oregon on Thursday transitions from a COVID-19 freeze to a frosty list of new restrictions that will likely last into the start of 2021.
Rep. Janelle Bynum of Clackamas has declared she will seek to wrest the House speakership from Tina Kotek, the Portland Democrat who has held the job for the past eight years.
SALEM — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley won reelection Tuesday to the Oregon seat that he was first elected to in 2008.
Oregon made history on Tuesday in the movement to reconsider the nation’s war on drugs by becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other street drugs through Measu…
All four statewide ballot measures appeared headed for passage in the first round of ballot returns counted Tuesday night.
Democrats appeared to be sweeping the three statewide offices up for election Tuesday in Oregon.
More than half of ballots have already been returned for the Nov. 3 election, as campaigns ramp up for the final days of what will likely be a record-breaking turnout when Election Day ends at…
The Cascades roughly divide Oregon's five congressional seats along party lines. To the east is one solidly Republicans seat, and to the west four held by Democrats.
State health officials could distribute the first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations as early as the end of this month if it’s approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Congressional District 2 is a big splash of Republican red in the otherwise solid blue Democratic map of Oregon's House districts.
The U.S. Senate is facing a stimulus vs. Supreme Court time crunch before the Nov. 3 election, says Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley is seeking to sew up his seat for another six years, hoping Democrats can snatch the Senate majority from Republicans on Nov. 3.
A state ban on evictions from residential rental units has been extended through the end of the year.
Oregon lawmakers have approved money to start paying wildfire costs and helping homeowners rebuild, add workers to process unemployment claims and update technology and expand capacity for cor…
Oregon on Friday reported a record-breaking 457 new COVID-19 cases, sparking concern of a new spike in infections and deaths.
A new webpage will track progress on reopening highways and roads damaged by the fires in Oregon.
Five Oregon cities set all-time records for air quality in the past week, due to smoke from dozens of wildfires.
Even as thousands of firefighters continue to suppress dozens of wildfires spread over 1 million acres, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden called separately for actions to help Oregon rec…
Smoke from five massive wildfires caused the worst air in the nation — likely in the world — to blanket Central Oregon.
Dozens of people are missing as state officials look for those who may have stayed behind in the over 1 million acres that have burned in major wildfires across Oregon since Monday.
Oregon is being swept by likely the most deadly and destructive fires in its history, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.
Oregon voters will not decide Nov. 3 if they want an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional district lines after every 10-year census.
Oregon will stay under the COVID-19 state of emergency in place since March until Nov. 3, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday.
The Oregon Republican Party announced Monday afternoon that it had fallen short of the minimum required signatures on petitions to put a recall of Gov. Kate Brown before voters.
Oregon's COVID-19 case rate seems to be in decline, but state health officials are nervous about a potential uptick in cases, following the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.
The $500 Emergency Relief Check Program has exhausted its 70,000 available payments in just three days.
With the spread of coronavirus in Oregon holding fairly steady, Gov. Kate Brown on Friday said she is prepared to impose new restrictions if things don't improve.
Oregon lawmakers were poised Monday to achieve their special-session aims by cutting spending and rebalancing the state budget, and passing other bills affecting unemployment claims and furthe…
Even as Oregon lawmakers opened their second special session of the summer, the political battle lines are being drawn over legislation that would disconnect the state tax code from three fede…
Office workers will be required to wear masks indoors to help keep Oregon on track to suppress the growth of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday.
Oregon Employment Department officials have now worked through a backlog of 70,000 claims by people whom Congress has made newly eligible for unemployment benefits.
Oregon lawmakers approved $94 million more to expand coronavirus testing and contact tracing, but deadlocked on $105 million more for the state to buy personal protective equipment for distrib…
Oregon is likely a day away from crossing the threshold of 20,000 cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state reported Wednesday.
CORVALLIS — As a first-year graduate student studying truffle ecology at Oregon State University, Dan Luoma attended a scientific meeting in 1981 on Orcas Island in Washington. Having recently…
The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests cases hit their highest levels in four months, state health officials reported Monday.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a Racial Justice Council to advise her on the next state budget and to help reform a wide range of state programs and policies.
Gov. Kate Brown has made it official: She has called Oregon lawmakers back into a special session starting Monday, Aug. 10, to close a $1 billion gap in the state budget.
Only a third of Oregonians believe the state is "going in the right direction," and the majority support racial justice protests and police reforms, according to a new statewide survey.
The acting director of the Oregon Employment Department confirmed Wednesday that overpayments have been made to some people who are working reduced hours, but who also draw unemployment benefi…
An informal coalition of local governments, civic and business groups across Oregon say they are being short-changed by state political leaders in charge of allocating about $1.6 billion in fe…
The Oregon Legislature’s chief budget writers have proposed to shield state aid to schools, but to cut almost $400 million in other spending and draw down reserves to offset reduced tax collec…
A steep drop in lottery funds due to the COVID-19 crisis has killed the sale of $273 million in state bonds to pay for major projects, state officials said Tuesday.
SALEM — One down and one to go.
The Oregon Department of Revenue extended Oregon tax filing and payment deadlines for personal income taxes on Wednesday.
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 …
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…
SALEM — Three Oregon state agencies will suspend camping to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.