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SALEM — Oregon’s carbon cap and trade proposal passed out of its legislative committee on a party-line vote Friday, setting it up as the next landmark piece of legislation to pass in the 2019 …

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SALEM — Four Oregon senators leading the charge to inject new lifeblood into the state’s troubled education system said in their combined 88 years in the Legislature, the passage of the Studen…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states.

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SALEM — Senate Republicans appear to have won significant concessions as Democrats have agreed to abandon their central gun control proposal and drop a controversial bill modifying vaccination…

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SALEM — There aren’t many Republicans in the Oregon Senate, but on Tuesday, there weren’t any at all.

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Senators would give juveniles charged with crimes a second chance to avoid treatment as adults under a reform to Measure 11 passed by the Senate Tuesday on the slimmest of margins.

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SALEM — Expectant mothers, marijuana users and caregivers for ailing relatives could all benefit from worker protections that legislators are scrambling to write into law this year.

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SALEM — Two elements make budgeting a painful math exercise for the Umatilla School District: employee health benefits and retirement benefits.

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SALEM — Oregon took a step toward moving to year-round daylight saving time on Thursday, as the state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that could stop the changing of the clocks for mo…

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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…

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Environmentalists have failed to convince a federal judge that a 2,000-acre thinning project in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa-Whitman National Forest violated environmental law.

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SALEM — A USDA official, Alexis Taylor, has been nominated to head the Oregon Department of Agriculture, replacing former director Katy Coba.

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Harney County rancher Travis Williams says he’s “riding the fence” on a recent anti-government proposal to stop paying fees for grazing on public lands.

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Divers equipped with suction hoses began this week removing flowering rush from sites on the Columbia River where the irrigation canal-clogging weed was discovered last year.

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Federal standards for the welfare of egg-laying hens suffered a defeat when they failed to make it into the farm bill legislation voted out of the agriculture committees in the U.S. House and …

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TUMWATER, Wash. -- Ken and Bonnie Miller's tree farm is well off the beaten track, but plenty of folks have found their way to their home in the woods. Over the past 20 years, the Millers have…

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A crowd of Army National Guard troops, city leaders and media watched as the 14-foot-long drone — or unmanned aerial vehicle — revved for several minutes on a slingshot-like platform before fl…