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Environmental lobby capitalizing on majorities
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Environmental lobby capitalizing on majorities
Environmental lobbyists are capitalizing on Democratic majorities in the Oregon House and Senate to advance their agenda.

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Walker wins Oregon GOP straw poll
Walker wins Oregon GOP straw poll
The Dorchester Conference ponders 2016 and staying relevant.
Republicans look to future following bruising 2014 election
Republicans look to future following bruising 2014 election
After a punishing election that gave Democrats — once again — all statewide offices and expanded majorities in the Legislature, Republican activists and elected officials gathered Saturday for the annual Dorchester Conference.
Remains identified: Sheriff asks for help California man’s death
Remains identified: Sheriff asks for help California man’s death
The remains are of Justin Anthony Eraci, 31 at the time of his death.
It’s a lie!: Fake IRS agents target many in scam
It’s a lie!: Fake IRS agents target many in scam
More than 3,000 people have fallen for the ruse since 2013. They were conned out of a total of $15.5 million.
Spring forward? Oregon bills spark debate
Spring forward? Oregon bills spark debate
The idea has cropped up in more than a half-dozen statehouses, but it’s generated more talk than action.
Oregon political, academic leader Dave Frohnmayer dies at 74
Oregon political, academic leader Dave Frohnmayer dies at 74

PORTLAND (AP) — Dave Frohnmayer, a widely respected leader in Oregon politics and academics, has died at 74.

A statement from the family said Frohnmayer died Monday night after “a quiet battle” for five years against...

Exec who started email leak investigation resigns
State COO, the executive who called for a criminal investigation into the leak of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's personal emails, has resigned.
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
The American Forest Resources Council had argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in designating the U.S. population of marbled murrelets distinct from birds in Canada.
No strings attached: Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
No strings attached: Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking “far too long” to pass it.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to run again
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to run again
Oregon's attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, has announced her intention to run for for another term in 2016
Tide gate failure threatens Brownsmead
Tide gate failure threatens Brownsmead
No structures or roadways have been flooded as of Monday afternoon from the tide gate break, which was first noticed Sunday.
Broken press may delay some print Daily Astorians
Press trouble may mean your newspaper is late today.
Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind’s future
Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind’s future
Clues to answering humanity’s most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What’s the fate of our warming planet?
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives.
Congress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
Acting without fanfare, the Senate cleared the measure less than four hours before the deadline that would have triggered a partial shutdown at the federal agency with anti-terrorism responsibilities.
Leonard Nimoy, word famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies
Leonard Nimoy, word famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies
Leonard Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are “unjust or unreasonable,” represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades.
FBI, IRS join in Kitzhaber clamor
FBI, IRS join in Kitzhaber clamor
Michael Jordan also disclosed Wednesday in an interview with The Oregonian that state technicians went through the offices of the governor after Kate Brown took office to gather computers and other electronics used by Kitzhaber staffers.
New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
The new name, !Nami#nus, is proposed by some local officials and tribal authorities, incorporates click-like sounds in the language spoken by the Nama ethnic group in the southern African nation.
WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Monday
WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Monday
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.
Fractured Framework: Oregon has plans but not enough money for highway projects
Fractured Framework: Oregon has plans but not enough money for highway projects
The federal gas tax hasn’t been raised in 21 years, and Oregon’s share has been declining for years.
Fractured Framework: States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Fractured Framework: States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Built in the 1950s and ’60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches, requiring more frequent...
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Two family-owned Oregon media groups create electronic newsletter to provide indepth, timely coverage of state government.
New gov. inherits a
daunting to-do list
New gov. inherits a daunting to-do list
America's first openly bisexual governor was sworn in Wednesday, becoming Oregon's 38th leader after fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber resigned amid ethics questions.
US labor official to sides in seaport dispute: Reach a deal
US labor official to sides in seaport dispute: Reach a deal
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez held what his office characterized as “positive and productive meetings” Tuesday with both the dockworkers’ union and the maritime association representing companies that own, load and unload massive...