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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As Oregon considers limiting carbon emissions to spare the environment, experience in Canada with a similar effort yields clues to what might happen.

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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 …

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SALEM — Oregon’s system for regulating legal cannabis likely fails to prevent spillover to the black market, state auditors said Wednesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Government and commercial loans in limbo, a tethered safety net and a lapse in crucial data are putting farmers and ranchers at risk.

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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.

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A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.

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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.

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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.

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Reporter Aubrey Wieber: aubrey@salemreporter.com 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…