SALEM — Oregon’s snowpack is below normal again and data shows the state is reaching historically normal levels less often.
SALEM — State officials know of 160 doctors with suspicious prescribing patterns but Oregon law shields those doctors from further scrutiny.
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday endorsed legislation to lower the state’s drunken-driving limit, saying that she thinks society is moving toward discouraging driving after any amount of drinking.
The Humboldt marten is in line to get new protections in Oregon.
A storm system bringing two rounds of snow is expected to hit Oregon’s Cascade Range passes this weekend, bringing the possibility of 1 or 2 feet of snow.
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SALEM — A five-month state investigation found that Democratic leaders in the Oregon Legislature knew legislative employees in the Capitol worked in a hostile environment amid pervasive sexual…
A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.
In two generations, Oregonians might drive along freeways and not see a single industrial smokestack. They might instead see solar panels or wind turbines. And they might see them from an elec…
SALEM — Oregonians saw $62 million in private grazing and timberland go up in flames this fire season.
SALEM — State senators put state labor regulators in the hot seat Wednesday over why they waited 18 months to finalize rules for Oregon’s landmark pay equity law, which takes force Jan. 1.
PORTLAND — They didn’t sing “Kumbaya,” and no baked goods were shared, but for the first time in years, a bipartisan group of Oregon and Washington state lawmakers met Tuesday afternoon in nor…
Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.
SALEM — Workers across Oregon could receive pay raises under the state’s unique pay equity law that goes into force Jan. 1, but state officials have been late directing employers how to obey.
SALEM — Oregon is collecting valuable information about opioid prescribers and their patients but state law hamstrings using the system to confront drug abuse, state auditors said Tuesday.
SALEM — Thousands of Oregonians could see more money taken out of their paychecks and companies would be writing bigger checks to fund Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget and revamp the state’s …
Governments in Oregon unreasonably delay handing over public documents or charge too much for access, and put records of elected officials sometimes nearly beyond reach of citizens, according …
SALEM — State Rep. Carl Wilson, a Republican of Grants Pass, was elected Monday to serve as House minority leader.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez was a high school junior from Forest Grove when he encountered President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., through the Boys Nation leadership program.
A conservative think tank is suing two Oregon labor unions, saying they are collecting union dues in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last June.
The campaign signs are down and the door knocking has stopped but bruises remain for a Salem legislative race some judge the harshest in the state this year.
SALEM — Oregonians are buying more legal pot than expected.
SALEM — Chance of snow? Expect a sprinkling of salt too.
SALEM — Tax hikes on beer, cider and wine are “off the table,” Gov. Kate Brown said Friday.
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson privately notified top Oregon officials earlier this summer that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fatal form of cancer, according…
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is investigating the return of 97 ballots by two officials connected with Our Oregon a day after the general election deadline.
SALEM — Taxpayers and lottery patrons are pouring millions of extra dollars into state coffers.
A monthslong effort to fashion a new ferry service across the Columbia River in Portland comes into public view Friday before the Oregon Transportation Commission.
Oregon officials say their participation in a new Census program could win the state $400 million a year and perhaps even a sixth seat in the U.S. House.
SALEM — A record 37 Oregon women will serve as state legislators in 2019.
After traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens of schools, one thing was clear to all members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success.
SALEM — Voters in six Oregon cities appear to have lifted or rejected bans on recreational marijuana businesses.
SALEM — Oregonians on Tuesday blocked attempts to overturn the state’s sanctuary law and affirmed public funding for reproductive health care, holding onto its status as a socially liberal state.
SALEM — Democrats gained key seats in the Oregon House and Senate Tuesday night, securing a long-coveted “super majority” in each chamber.
In the closing hours of Oregon governor’s race on Monday, Kate Brown and Knute Buehler took very different approaches to finishing up a campaign that has stretched out for more than a year.
On Tuesday night, Gov. Kate Brown ended a record-breaking year for campaign spending and anticipating what could be her last four years in public office.
More of those who care for elderly Oregonians are completing free training from the state that helps them perform better.
SALEM — State and county officials say they have buttressed the state’s voting systems against intruders.
With polls showing the two main gubernatorial candidates only a few percentage points away from victory, their campaigns are focused on winning votes from nonaffiliated and independent voters …
State health officials are seeking $2.7 million to add beds at the state’s psychiatric hospital in Junction City to house a burgeoning number of mentally ill inmates from county jails.
Perhaps there is something to all the fundraising, television ads and “get out the vote” efforts.
SALEM — If you cast a ballot for the Independent Party of Oregon candidate in the governor’s race and now want to vote for someone else, you’re out of luck.
SALEM — Advocates have long tried to curtail political spending in Oregon, and are back at it again now, circulating an initiative petition in an effort to let voters decide, in 2020, whether …
On Sunday evening, Patrick Starnes, a cabinet maker and would-be governor, hit “send” on his home computer, dispatching an email that triggered events that would jolt Oregon’s close governor’s race.
Patrick Starnes, a Brownsville cabinetmaker who took the political stage to spotlight campaign finance reform and third-party inclusion, announced Tuesday that he was dropping out of the race …
SALEM — State health officials say they want a substantial tax to drive down smoking and binge drinking.
The Oregon Court of Appeals late Friday granted a request by state officials to keep secret for now the details about proposed legislation, acting just minutes before the state was due to publ…
Voters are turning ballots in more slowly than the last time Oregon elected a governor, according to the state Elections Division, as big money continues to flow to the campaigns of Democrat K…
Editor’s note: Youth in this story are identified by their first names only at the request of the Oregon Youth Authority.
Gov. Kate Brown, embroiled in a sudden political firestorm, on Wednesday directed her state education administrators to immediately release school performance data they intended to withhold un…
SALEM — Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner, challenging longtime Congressman Greg Walden, R-Hood River, in Oregon’s Second Congressional District, is touting new poll numbers showing her opponent w…
A Marion County judge ordered state officials to disclose legislative proposals they have been trying to keep secret.
SALEM — Oregonians could see significant increases in alcohol and tobacco prices if a state agency succeeds in raising millions from consumers in the next two years.
Two weeks from election day, a spending frenzy continues in the race to be Oregon’s governor.
SALEM — Lawmakers are trying to figure out what’s keeping Oregonians of color from buying homes when loans and subsidies are available.
A solar consultant who illegally profited off the sale of Oregon business energy tax credits has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and owes hundreds of thousands in unpaid …