State wildlife biologists documented at least 137 wolves in 2018, a 10% increase over the previous year, according to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's annual wolf report released April 8.
The breeding male of the Walla Walla Pack captured on a remote camera on private property in northern Umatilla County in Feb., 2019.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown has tapped former legislator Bev Clarno to be Oregon’s 37th secretary of state.
SALEM — Two constitutional amendments next year could bring the most dramatic changes in a generation to how Oregon conducts its elections.
SALEM — Oregon’s legislators are halfway around their political track in Salem and major reforms in taxation, environment and education remain in the works. They now have about 90 days to fini…
Oklahoma on Tuesday settled a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over the OxyContin manufacturer’s role in the over-prescribing of opioids leading to a national spike in overdoses. The lawsuit mirr…
SALEM — Nearly 150 years ago, the nation’s attention was fixed on a remote area near the Oregon-California border, where 50 Modoc Indian soldiers were fending off a thousand U.S. Army soldiers…
SALEM — Oregon may not go it alone on switching to daylight saving time year-round.
SALEM — Oregon employers and workers could get more help from the state’s labor bureau if Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle gets her druthers.
SALEM — Climate advocates are coming up roses after legislative revisions to a proposed carbon pricing policy for Oregon left unchanged the most significant mandates while softening the impact…
SALEM — A phishing scheme that successfully compromised 2 million emails from the Oregon Department of Human Services accounts targeted more than 400 accounts at two major state agencies.
SALEM — A bill introduced in the House would allow more gas stations to offer self-service pumps.
The Oregon Department of Human Services Thursday disclosed that millions of agency emails had been breached in January, potentially exposing the personal medical information of hundreds of thousands.
SALEM — The Legislature’s top personnel executive, embroiled in the sexual harassment controversy at the Capitol, has retired but will draw more than $12,000 a month until September to work fr…
New revenue generated from increasing Oregon’s tobacco tax would come with an additional decline in sales because Washington buyers would likely stop crossing the river to buy, economists said…
SALEM — Oregon is earthquake country, and students across the state practice duck-and-cover drills just the same as they practice fire evacuations, learning to protect themselves in the event …
SALEM — Many political observers around Oregon were surprised late last October when the most prominent third-party candidate for governor dropped out of the race and endorsed Gov. Kate Brown …
State lawmakers are considering more than two dozen bills that could affect Oregonians who consume recreational and medical marijuana.
A proposed ban on clear-cutting, pesticide-spraying, road-building and fertilizing in Oregon’s forested watersheds is raising fears of severe disruptions to timber production.
Whether they’re for standard time or daylight saving time, Oregonians are tired of changing their clocks twice every year. That’s the message state senators considering a time change in Oregon…
In 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed reforms into law to promote government openness and transparency.
SALEM — In the next month, the Legislature will write a check for $1.1 million to finish its settlement of sexual harassment claims at the Capitol.
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature will pay $1 million to nine victims of harassment at the Capitol, settling a complaint by state labor officials that has put a cloud over the 2019 session.
SALEM — Senate President Peter Courtney is taking a 10-day medical leave at the recommendation of his doctors.
SALEM — As the 2019 Legislature steams ahead, an army of 1,000 lobbyists is at work to gain political favors from the state’s 90 legislators.
SALEM — Oregon on Thursday enacted the nation’s farthest-reaching law limiting rent increases and restricting no-fault evictions, providing immediate protection to roughly 1 million renters ac…
Routine Columbia-Snake lock closures set for March 2 for annual maintenance.
Dennis Richardson, Oregon secretary of state and former candidate for governor, died at his Central Point home Tuesday night, his office announced Wednesday. He has been fighting brain cancer …
SALEM — House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday finally accomplished her longstanding goal to protect tenants from abusive landlords with passage of sweeping rent control legislation.
Introducing vaccine-related legislation is the political equivalent of swatting a hornet’s nest.
SALEM – Growing political tensions at the Legislature boiled over Thursday as House Speaker Tina Kotek stripped a powerful Portland Democrat of two committee chairmanships because of his behavior.
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.
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 …