- With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up Updated: Feb-11-16 7:07 pm
BURNS, Oregon - With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land.
- Amid steady growth, warning signs loom for Oregon's economy Updated: Feb-10-16 4:50 pm
SALEM, Oregon - State economists say the upward trend in Oregon's economy and job market has stayed the course, but they warn growth may soon begin tapering as ongoing problems in the stock market, among other issues, could take a big chunk out of tax revenues starting next year.
- Oregon considering local seed, crop regulation Updated: Feb-10-16 3:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Local governments could regain control over crop and seed regulation under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.
- Oregon State Police investigating Seaside police shooting Updated: Feb-10-16 1:50 am
SEASIDE, Oregon - An investigation into a Seaside police shooting that left a suspect and one officer dead is expected to be complete within the next two weeks.
- House lawmakers support removing wolf from endangered list Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers have come a step closer to upholding the state's controversial decision late last year to remove the gray wolf from its endangered species list.
- Oregon lawmakers propose bill to address chronic absenteeism Updated: Feb-08-16 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that addresses the high rate of chronic absenteeism in the state's schools.
- Washington bill seeks partial automatic voter registration Updated: Feb-06-16 11:41 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, several lawmakers and Secretary of State Kim Wyman say they want to help increase engagement with automatic voter registration for some.
- Minimum wage hike gains momentum in Legislature Updated: Feb-05-16 9:11 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The minimum wage debate gained momentum at the Legislature on Friday when a handful of senators narrowly favored a newly proposed bill to raise wages in a three-tiered approached aimed at pleasing Oregon's wide spectrum of urban and rural areas.
- Colorado right-to-die bill approved by House panel Updated: Feb-05-16 2:25 am
DENVER - A Democrat-led state House committee has approved a Colorado right-to-die bill that would provide a legal option for the terminally ill to end their lives.
- Lawyers seek $343K in case against OSP trooper Updated: Feb-04-16 3:57 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The state could end up paying more than $500,000 to settle an excessive force case brought by a Eugene motorcyclist who was kicked in the chest by an Oregon State Police trooper in 2012.
- Lawmakers consider upping court fees to fund construction Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 pm
BEND, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are considering raising fees on some citations and court filings to fund construction of new courthouses.
- 2 killed in head-on vehicle crash near Burns Updated: Feb-01-16 10:08 pm
BURNS, Oregon - Oregon State Police say two people have died in a head-on vehicle collision just east of Burns.
- Senate Democrats unveil new corporate tax proposal Updated: Feb-01-16 6:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - On the opening day of Oregon's legislative session, Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a new corporate tax proposal that would raise an extra $1 billion for the state during its next two-year budget cycle.
- The Latest: Lawmakers rally support for tax overhaul Updated: Feb-01-16 3:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Latest on the start of the Legislative session (all times local):
- Oregon lawmakers will again consider recording grand juries Updated: Feb-01-16 3:00 pm
BEND, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers will have a chance to reconsider the merits of recording grand jury proceedings as the legislative session gets underway in February.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Feb-01-16 12:48 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- Gov. Brown, lawmakers lay out priorities for 2016 session Updated: Jan-26-16 8:35 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders on Tuesday presented their priorities for the legislative session that starts next week, and her fellow Democrats made it clear they intend to press ahead with passing legislation to raise Oregon's minimum wage.
- US Rep. Smith speaks against Missouri DNR land purchase Updated: Jan-25-16 10:52 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Rep. Jason Smith on Monday said the state Department of Natural Resources didn't seek enough public input on its plans to build a new state park in southeastern Missouri.
- Panel recommends removal of controversial judge Updated: Jan-25-16 8:50 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A state judicial fitness panel has recommended the removal of a Marion County judge who came under scrutiny last year for refusing to perform same-sex marriages based on his religious beliefs.
- Oregon lawmakers consider liquor tax ahead of Nov. ballot Updated: Jan-24-16 9:55 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregonians have many options for places to buy wine and beer. Hard alcohol, however, requires a separate trip to one of the limited state-owned liquor stores. But that could change if voters pass a ballot measure proposed for November that would allow hard alcohol to sit alongside beer and wine on grocery-store shelves.
- Oregon lawmaker proposes new transportation package Updated: Jan-23-16 1:57 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon lawmaker is proposing a new transportation package to improve roads, with money from raising gas taxes.
- Oregon's Attorney General demotes head of criminal division Updated: Jan-22-16 8:19 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has removed the head of the state Department of Justice's criminal division from his post.
- Effort aims to investigate, prosecute illegal firearm buys Updated: Jan-18-16 6:18 pm
BEND, Oregon - The Oregon State Police now has a trooper in Deschutes County who focuses on investigating suspected illegal firearms purchases.
- State police investigate poaching of 5 deer in Baker County Updated: Jan-17-16 12:21 pm
BAKER CITY, Oregon - Oregon State Police are now asking for the public's help in solving the poaching of mule deer outside of Baker City late last year.
- Oregon struggling to agree on minimum wage hike Updated: Jan-16-16 12:48 pm
SALEM, Oregon - There's general agreement about increasing Oregon's minimum wage from the current $9.25 an hour.