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SALEM — Nine public employees are asking the state’s highest court to review a new state policy that slashed their retirement benefits.

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Gov. Kate Brown is considering using her veto power to kill proposals championed by rural lawmakers of both parties.

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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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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SALEM — Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business.

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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.

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SALEM — The Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.

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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.

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SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.

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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…

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“Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks, reminds the Office of State Fire Marshal reminds area residents.

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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.

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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, …

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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…

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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.

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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…

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In a dramatic afternoon, the state House voted 31-29 on a bill Thursday to cut retirement benefits for the state’s public employees.

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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.

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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…

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Critics and proponents agree that recently passed legislation intended to shield Oregon from federal “rollbacks” of environmental regulations is meant to send a message.

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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.

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states.

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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.