SALEM — Advocates are reviving efforts to require Oregon gun owners to securely store their guns.
A proposal to raise much-needed research money for Oregon’s fast-growing hemp industry failed to pass muster during the legislative session that just ended, but supporters say it will likely r…
SALEM — Oregon-based gun safety group State of Safety Action filed an initiative petition Thursday to put a safe firearms storage law on the November 2020 ballot.
A proposal to streamline ditch-cleaning regulations got in just under the wire to win approval from Oregon lawmakers, though farmers will likely wait another year to use the program.
BAKER CITY — For the first time since 2017, the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in Baker County.
BAKER CITY — Raynmon Haze Garcia, the 21-year-old man who set the fire that destroyed a block of historic buildings in Huntington in late May, pleaded guilty to arson and reckless burning on T…
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has ruled environmental groups are likely to prevail in their claim that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke improperly renewed a grazing permit lost by Dwig…
SALEM — In response to the recent legislative session, Oregon Democrats have cheered a wide array of policy proposals they were able to muscle through with supermajorities in the state House a…
SALEM — State employees got a win unlike anything they have seen since before the recession with the Legislature dedicating $200 million to pay increases.
The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
The number of licensed hemp farmers in Washington has more than doubled since May, according to the state Department of Agriculture.
The Grouse Flats wolfpack in southeast Washington killed a calf in a 160-acre fenced pasture, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said today.
SALEM — Oregon’s legislative session is over, but Senate Republicans are about to get their hands on a whole new crop of bills.
A short spell of unseasonable rain in early July isn’t expected to diminish yields for Oregon seed farmers during this summer’s harvest — unless it persists.
SALEM — Oregon’s years-long effort to reform Medicaid took a big step Tuesday. The Oregon Health Authority awarded coordinated care contracts to 15 organizations.
SALEM — Government agencies across Oregon will go on a run of remodeling public buildings and erecting new ones under legislation recently approved.
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Transportation says it doesn’t run photos through its facial recognition system to help law enforcement agencies identify individuals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two representatives of Oregon’s #TimberUnity movement were at the White House Monday, where they had been invited to hear President Donald Trump deliver remarks on “America’…
BEND — In a 2017 proposal to add names at Newberry Volcano, Julie Donnelly-Nolan, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, called the region the land of many cones and no names.
SALEM — Pseudoephedrine is an efficient way for someone with a cold to get decongested.
SALEM — Oregonians, say goodbye to your Washington sales tax break — at least as you’ve come to know it.
ROSEBURG — A conservation group in Southern Oregon has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help build a tall fence around a local ranch. Eight cows and two dogs at Jackson County’s Mill-Mar R…
SALEM — Over the past two years, a Republican legislator once an ally of Democrats has become a one-man force waging war against his colleagues to the left.
SALEM — The Oregon FFA, an agricultural education and leadership organization, will receive funding from the state this biennium for the first time in eight years.
SALEM — When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal goals.
SALEM — Two members of a quickly rising political activist community of Oregon loggers have been invited to the White House to attend a speech on “America’s environmental leadership” on Monday…
A new area of wolf activity has been designated for the Northside group of wolves in Grant County.
SALEM — Auditors say Oregon’s central administrative agency lacks basic controls to protect its information and systems from a cyber attack.
SALEM — Christmas has come to Oregon’s legislators.
SALEM — Fire season is now officially in effect on all Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands.
PORTLAND — AAA projects a record-breaking 48.9 million Americans will be traveling for the Fourth of July holiday. That’s the most people traveling since AAA started tracking holiday travel in 2000.
SALEM — The highly public downfall of a legislative plan to cap the state’s greenhouse gas emissions cast a long shadow over the last two weeks of the legislative session.
SALEM — Less than 24 hours after the 2019 Legislature closed, Gov. Kate Brown renewed the fight for a cap-and-trade program, saying Monday she might act with her executive authority to drive a…
SALEM — The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and…
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers concluded their work for the year on Sunday, marking the close of the most remarkable and contentious legislative sessions in modern memory.
SALEM — Legislative leaders were advised this week to ban Sen. Brian Boquist from the Capitol over his threatening language, but Boquist remains able to return to work.
SALEM — The penultimate day of the 2019 Legislature was a busy one.
SALEM — Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business Saturday.
PORTLAND — After hours of testimony, a federal judge in Portland extended a temporary restraining order as he considers whether or not to prevent a controversial Harney County ranching family …
SALEM — The longest serving Senate president in Oregon history greeted a half-empty legislative chamber on the first day of the Republican walkout last week.
SALEM — Senate Republicans will return back to work Saturday following a nine-day walkout, setting the stage for a weekend where lawmakers sprint toward adjournment.
SALEM — The days before the Oregon Legislature adjourns are typically chaotic affairs, with lawmakers rushing to pass bills in time to meet the constitutional deadline.
SALEM — Loggers and logging trucks made their way from the fairgrounds in Salem to the Capitol on Thursday morning to protest two bills — House Bills 2020 and 2007.
SALEM — The head of Oregon’s embattled child welfare agency is retiring — effectively immediately and with an apparent push from the governor.
SALEM — A week after they left Salem to protest a sweeping Democratic proposal to address climate change, Republican senators are finding other reasons not to return.
BOARDMAN — Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in Morrow County on Saturday, July 6.
BAKER CITY — The Baker City Fire Department on Monday closed the Super 8 motel and Motel 6 in Baker City after inspectors found the fire alarm systems had been intentionally disabled at both m…
It will be easier to build a brewery but harder to organize an outdoor festival on Oregon farmland under land use changes the Legislature approved in 2019.
PORTLAND — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding ove…
CANYONVILLE, Ore. — When governmental regulations are being considered regarding any number of issues, “we need to make ourselves part of the discussion,” said Ethan Lane.
SALEM — Seven minutes.
BAKER CITY — A group of Baker City residents has created an online petition gauging local interest in trying to establish a “quiet zone” in which freight trains wouldn’t sound their horns at c…
SALEM — The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Senate continued Monday morning.
New plan may leave out wilderness safeguards
COQUILLE — Early this past June, Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni was in his Coquille office fielding an email from a sovereign citizen. The sender was claiming that the Oregon state government…