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Brown’s budget outlines her rural agenda
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Brown’s budget outlines her rural agenda
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Grants Pass Rep. Carl Wilson chosen as House minority leader
Grants Pass Rep. Carl Wilson chosen as House minority leader
Carl Wilson believes the Republican caucus of 22 representatives will be “under a tremendous amount of stress” as it faces a much larger Democratic caucus.
Oregon sees surge in Hispanic candidates, office holders
Oregon sees surge in Hispanic candidates, office holders
According to the U.S. Census, Oregon had about 495,000 Latinos in 2017 — 13 percent of the state’s population. That’s up from 11 percent in 2000.
Freedom Foundation takes its latest shot at Oregon unions
Freedom Foundation takes its latest shot at Oregon unions
Think tank says unions are collecting dues in violation of U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Evans, Pierce battled it out in District 20
Evans, Pierce battled it out in District 20
A House race in the Salem area was perhaps the nastiest in the state, with relentless attack ads making accusations of campaign finance violations, sexism and military general order violations.
Oregon pot tax revenue grows as consumption booms
Oregon pot tax revenue grows as consumption booms
In August, recreational and medical consumers in Oregon bought at least 16,000 pounds of usable marijuana, about 400,000 units of edibles and tinctures and more than 600,000 units of marijuana extracts and concentrates.
ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
Results of a test program suggest that using salt can reduce weather-related crashes.
Governor stops bid to raise alcohol taxes
Governor stops bid to raise alcohol taxes
The Oregon Health Authority wanted to boost taxes on beer and wine, in part to push down consumption and in part to raise millions
Sources: Richardson’s tumor is aggressive, fatal cancer
Sources: Richardson’s tumor is aggressive, fatal cancer
Oregon secretary of state alerted key state leaders that he is battling an aggressive form of cancer, according to two sources. His staff maintains he is vowing to continue in office.
State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle
State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle
Tax collection, lottery revenues exceed expectations, likely triggering personal income tax “kicker” in 2020.
State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces
State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces
Our Oregon collected ballots, but failed to turn in 96 until day after the election.
Brown, Wheeler support river ferries to relieve I-5 congestion
Brown, Wheeler support river ferries to relieve I-5 congestion
Frog Ferry would carry passengers, but not cars, across the Columbia between Portland and Vancouver
State helping feds find addresses for Census
State helping feds find addresses for Census
The effort could lead to enumeration of larger population, which could increased federal funding and representation in Congress.
Women to hold record number of seats in Oregon Legislature
Women to hold record number of seats in Oregon Legislature
In six state races, women defeated men and bolstered their numbers in the Oregon House and Senate. Winners note that they are focused on issues, not gender.
Student success committee begins work on large education package
Student success committee begins work on large education package
A joint legislative committee worked in the mold of the recent transportation package by touring the state to find out what fixed educators and students need to be successful.
Six Oregon cities vote to allow marijuana business
Six Oregon cities vote to allow marijuana business
Ontario, Joseph, Klamath Falls, Gates, Sumpter and Clatskanie rejected or lifted bans on recreational marijuana sales.
Voters block sanctuary law repeal, grocery tax ban
Voters block sanctuary law repeal, grocery tax ban
Voters reject socially conservative priorities by large margins
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Three incumbent Republican state representatives fell Tuesday night, shifting more of the Oregon House power to Democrats.
With win, Brown looks ahead to four more years
With win, Brown looks ahead to four more years
In a surprisingly swift end, Brown fended off a state legislator many saw as the Republican’s best chance to return to the governor’s suite
With hours to go, Brown and Buehler hit campaign trail one last time
With hours to go, Brown and Buehler hit campaign trail one last time
After more than a year of campaigning, Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler finished up their bid for the governorship with rallies, phone calls, and time with family.
More caregivers lean on state training as they aid the elderly
More caregivers lean on state training as they aid the elderly
The Oregon Department of Human Services reports a large spike in completion of educational courses for Oregon’s professional and volunteer caregivers as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise.
Oregon officials confident election systems are secure
Oregon officials confident election systems are secure
Elections officials reiterated the security of Oregon’s procedures amid national concerns about foreign interference in this year’s midterms and reports earlier this month that Oregon voter information was being peddled online.
Nonaffiliated voters key to victory in governor’s race
Nonaffiliated voters key to victory in governor’s race
The last-minute choices of those voters could determine the outcome of the race, political analysts say.
OHA wants $2.7 million to help mentally ill inmates
OHA wants $2.7 million to help mentally ill inmates
The request comes as state lawmakers renew their focus on diverting mentally ill Oregonians from the criminal justice system to mental health treatment and resources.
Early voting hits new high for mid-term elections
Early voting hits new high for mid-term elections
By the end of the day Tuesday, 657,480 ballots had been collected throughout the state.
There’s no ‘do over’ for Starnes voters
There’s no ‘do over’ for Starnes voters
Even though he dropped out, Independent candidate remains eligible to take office if he wins the race.

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