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.
SALEM — Nine public employees are asking the state’s highest court to review a new state policy that slashed their retirement benefits.
Gov. Kate Brown is considering using her veto power to kill proposals championed by rural lawmakers of both parties.
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.
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SALEM — Oregon’s ambitious and costly plan to transform its public schools begins with one person.
Controversial bills in Salem over issues like cap and trade and vaccinations were a clarion call to people who feel underrepresented, state Sen. Betsy Johnson said.
The auction lasted 15 minutes Monday and ended with EO Media Group buying the Bend Bulletin.
SALEM — Oregon state lawmakers abandoned a multimillion-dollar project to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, and scientists warn that the funding shake-up could endan…
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…
SALEM — The state Legislature, delayed by a walkout by Senate Republicans, sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.
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 — Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business.
SALEM — A controversial climate bill that caused a standoff between Democrats and Republicans, prompting Republicans to flee the state, could maybe have been resolved with a simple floor vote.
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.
Products arrive from federal aid package
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.
SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.
The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the approval of a 9-mile transmission line across farms and forestland in Tillamook County without explaining its legal reasoning.
Opposition from multiple environmental groups has failed to stop the Oregon House from approving a bill aimed at simplifying the state’s ditch-cleaning regulations.
SALEM — When you get takeout food from your favorite restaurant, you might be handed a thin plastic bag, with foam containers inside containing your meal, plus a plastic straw or two if you or…
“Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks, reminds the Office of State Fire Marshal reminds area residents.
PORTLAND — Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda of the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast handed command to Cmdr. Daniel Ursino at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland on Sunday.
PORTLAND — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, …
SALEM — A proposal to put Oregon on year-round daylight saving time passed the state House on Thursday, and now the only hurdles to the change are outside the state.
SALEM — State lawmakers are considering putting a stop to license suspensions for drivers who don’t pay fines for certain traffic tickets.
SALEM — Last week, 31 Democrats voted to cut into benefits promised to public employees in what was likely their toughest vote of the 2019 legislative session, if not their careers. It prompte…
Oregon is on its way to joining a movement to ignore the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote in presidential elections.
SALEM — EO Media Group’s presence in Oregon is set to get even stronger.
SALEM — Saturday marked the official start of Oregon’s wildfire season, but without new resources, the state is only incrementally more prepared to combat fire this summer than in past years.
Local officials, first responders and members of the media were invited to watch the simulation, was designed as a joint exercise to determine how food, supplies and health care will be delive…
SEATTLE — U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.
In a dramatic afternoon, the state House voted 31-29 on a bill Thursday to cut retirement benefits for the state’s public employees.
SALEM — Democrats in the state Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans.
The state House on Thursday passed sweeping changes to sentencing rules for juvenile offenders, a dramatic shift to tough-on-crime guidelines voters approved 25 years ago.
A legal tool that allows Oregon farmers to prevent irrigation shutdowns is safe for now but lawmakers may revisit a proposal to eliminate it.
PORTLAND — Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student ar…
SALEM — Oregon has come into an unexpected windfall, and now it's up to lawmakers to figure out what to do with it.
Critics and proponents agree that recently passed legislation intended to shield Oregon from federal “rollbacks” of environmental regulations is meant to send a message.
SALEM — Oregon’s pipes, roads, bridges and other structures for moving around the state and to get power and water need significant work, civil engineers say.
The threatened western snowy plover lays her eggs in a shallow scrape in the sand along the west coast. These camouflaged nests are barely visible, making the young very vulnerable to disturbance.
Spruce aphids are at work beyond Oregon’s North Coast.
SALEM — A massive proposal to inject more money into Oregon's struggling public school system is headed to the governor's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states.
SALEM — Undocumented immigrants and others who can’t prove they are in the country legally could get a driver’s license under a proposal in the state House.
Oregon farmers and ranchers can expect mixed irrigation supplies heading into summer, after months of erratic and fast-changing weather.
Irrigation districts in the Yakima Basin, Wenatchee River and Okanogan and Methow rivers likely will deal with shortened water supply in late summer because of drought or near-drought conditions.