SALEM — Two women who interned at the state Capitol are suing a former state senator who they say sexually harassed them.
SALEM — About 75 people answered the legislative Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction’s call for comments Monday, weighing in on a proposed sweeping change that would put a price on carbon emissions.
Owners of 13 to 15 dairies near Sunnyside, Wash., deal with about $4 million in direct loss of dead cows from a blizzard, not counting lost milk production.
A recent wave of winter storms has increased Oregon's total snowpack across the state by 20 to 30 percent since the beginning of February.
He uses a sharp pen and blunt language to make his point. He is paid to write press releases at the Legislature. But Jonathan Lockwood’s style also disrupts Oregon’s political geniality.
Oregon’s proposed cap and trade system will change the state’s economy, providing lucrative opportunities to some industries and potentially putting others out of business.
SEASIDE — Twenty-three former Miss Oregons want more answers after a settlement between the state Department of Justice and former pageant directors Steve and Dana Phillips.
More than 1,600 dairy cows died in a blizzard in Eastern Washington, Feb. 9. The final tally is likely to top 1,700.
A proposal to allow industrial development outside cities in 10 Eastern Oregon counties has passed a key legislative committee without encountering opposition from farm and conservation advocates.
SALEM — Oregonians could see their cell phone bills go up to raise money for expanding rural high-speed internet.
Defend Oregon, a union-backed political action committee supporting progressive ballot measures, is facing the second largest election penalty in state history for failing to properly submit 9…
SALEM — State Sen. Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls, finds himself alone on a political island this week after being publicly rebuked by fellow legislators for an inflammatory statement about…
Salem resident Paula Pena often slips cash into her father’s wallet when he’s not looking. The money is to help pay rent on a duplex in Northeast Salem.
HOOD RIVER (AP) — A tanker truck slid out of control amid snowy conditions on Interstate 84 between Cascade Locks and Hood River and spilled 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway.
SALEM — Four days before Chloe Wilson took her life, the 14-year-old from Eugene was meeting with her legislators at the state Capitol, eager to push for more recognition of people with mental…
Oregonians would no longer be compelled by employers to avoid off-duty use of marijuana under a proposal being considered at the Legislature.
SALEM — Organic farmers gathered Feb. 6 at the Oregon State Capitol to meet with legislators and push for support of an industry that annually generates $350 million in farm gate sales.
A bill requiring Oregon government agencies to protect against “rollbacks” of federal environmental regulations has been dismissed as “political theater” by farm, ranch and timber organizations.
Smokers paying higher taxes would help buy health insurance for low-income Oregonians under a plan being advanced by Gov. Kate Brown.
SALEM — The growing bloc of Oregonians who don’t belong to any political party could have more say in elections under a new proposal from Secretary of State Dennis Richardson.
OCEAN PARK — Will Schaefer, 20, doesn’t have a swastika tattoo or a white hood. He doesn’t go to cross-burnings or goose-step at rallies. Instead, like a growing number of isolated young white…
Southern Oregon rancher Ted Birdseye has received two inflatable tube men from the environmental group Defenders of Wildlife to help prevent further wolf attacks on his cattle.
Dennis Richardson announced he had brain cancer in June. Since then, his workload has continually declined. Richardson has not said what kind of cancer he has, or what his prognosis is.
As Oregon considers limiting carbon emissions to spare the environment, experience in Canada with a similar effort yields clues to what might happen.
SALEM — After nearly a year of work by a legislative committee, a bill released Thursday afternoon outlines how Oregon would drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions and become the second …
Oregon’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a law to decrease sentences for repeat property thieves.
BEND (AP) — A proposed statewide rule would curb the use of a controversial weedkiller linked to the death of more than a thousand trees near Sisters, but some environmentalists are concerned …
SALEM — Oregon’s system for regulating legal cannabis likely fails to prevent spillover to the black market, state auditors said Wednesday.
Most people who testify at the Capitol bring slide presentations, graphs or official letterhead to make their point.
SALEM – Just a week into the 2019 Legislature, unrest between Democratic and Republican legislators has surfaced over landmark legislation to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Patrick Starnes, former candidate for governor, earns a living now as a carpenter renovating an 1878 house in Brownsville.
Oregon’s land use regulators have temporarily expanded restrictions on solar arrays on high-value farmland over the objections of advocates who claim they’ll impede development.
As state Rep. Cheri Helt, a freshman Republican legislator from Bend, left the floor of the Oregon House Tuesday, she introduced herself to two pages stationed at the exit.
When state Sen. Jackie Winters hears the word “felon,” she often thinks of her late husband, Marc “Ted” Winters.
Help during economic limbo
Marlin Steem helps organize donations at the Be the Light food pantry Saturday.
SALEM — When Oregon legislators convene on Tuesday, they could raise or lower your taxes, cut or boost government services and decide how much your landlord can hike the rent.
In November, educators and school children got a champion. The homeless got an advocate and environmentalists got a steward. But perhaps the people most happy with Gov. Kate Brown’s re-electio…
SALEM — Claims that legislative leaders mishandled sexual harassment reports cast a shadow over the Capitol this week as lawmakers gathered to kick off the 2019 Legislature.
The caller told Hannah Lene about a child disciplined at school for spraying water who begged school employees not to send a note home because he feared his mother would then punch him.
SALEM — The Oregon legislature wants to try to settle a complaint accusing legislative leadership and administrators of creating a hostile work environment at the Capitol.
Government and commercial loans in limbo, a tethered safety net and a lapse in crucial data are putting farmers and ranchers at risk.
As a state representative in 1983, Peter Courtney introduced legislation to lower the drunk driving threshold from 0.10 blood alcohol content to 0.08.
SALEM — State officials know of 160 doctors with suspicious prescribing patterns, but Oregon law shields those doctors from further scrutiny.
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 sexu…
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday endorsed legislation to lower the state’s drunk-driving limit, saying that she thinks society is moving toward discouraging driving after any amount of drinking.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said Wednesday that the high cost of campaigning for president is one of the big factors that could keep him out of the Democratic primary field in 2020.
New research provides insight into risk
A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.
An apparent relocation of wild horses to Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has upset ranchers who say the area is already overstocked with the animals.
SALEM — Oregonians saw $62 million in private grazing and timberland go up in flames this fire season.
SALEM — State officials could have saved up to $1.6 billion over a two-year period by being smarter shoppers, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
Portland-area drivers facing freeway tolls may get some protection from seeing that money diverted to anything but expanding highways.
Reporter Aubrey Wieber: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-575-1251. Wieber is a reporter for Salem Reporter who works for the Oregon Capital Bureau, a collaboration of EO Media Group, the Pampli…
SALEM — After 18 years in prison, Gerard Richardson walked free in 2013. He had been found wrongfully convicted in New Jersey of murder.