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Ranchers are urging Oregon lawmakers to invest $800,000 in the state’s wolf compensation fund to help mitigate adverse livestock impacts from the predators. Environmental advocates claim the p…

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Officials from Oregon’s 241 cities have renewed their call for direct state aid, based on population, as the best way for Oregon to reduce the number of unhoused people and provide more shelte…

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Freshman GOP lawmaker Brian Stout got a chilly reception in Salem this month after a judge upheld a protective order against him just a week after being sworn in. Reporter Anna Del Savio repor…

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Up to 1,000 rabbits per year could be slaughtered on-farm without an Oregon meat processing license under a bill that would expand an existing poultry exemption. House Bill 2689 would allow th…

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Recreational vehicles could be used to guard against theft on Oregon farmland under legislation that would broaden a land use rule currently limited to forestland. Under House Bill 2203, RVs c…

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Oregon State University's Horticulture Department has started taking pre-orders on its newly designed "pollinator paradise" license plate, which aims to celebrate the more than 600 bee species…

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A bipartisan bill in the Oregon Legislature would enact a statewide ban on flavored tobacco and nicotine products — a step that the Washington County Board of Commissioners hoped for when it e…

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Oregon state Rep. Brian Stout was removed from all legislative committee assignments this week, just days after a judge declined to dismiss a protective order filed by a woman who accused Stou…

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Gov. Tina Kotek has announced several appointees to her staff, among them a deputy chief of staff who will oversee agencies, a communications director, and a former state representative who wi…

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The Medford Mail Tribune, the state's fifth largest newspaper, shut down all operation on Friday. 

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined two Astoria seafood processors a total of $42,200 for repeatedly violating the limits in their permits to discharge wastewater …

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SALEM — The Senate and House met Monday morning, Jan. 9, at the Oregon Capitol in Salem to organize for the 2023 session of the Legislature. Later in the day, Gov.-elect Tina Kotek was sworn-i…

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With the pageantry and pleasantries of Monday now over, Oregon's new governor and legislative leaders face six months of partisan politics to hammer out a new state budget and up or down votes…

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SALEM — Tina Kotek wasted no time in laying out her priorities once she was sworn in Monday, Jan. 9, as Oregon’s 39th governor.

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Tina Kotek (center) was sworn in as Oregon governor at the state capitol building in Salem, OR on Mon., Jan. 9, 2022.

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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, left, with her wife, Aimee Kotek Wilson, waves to people gathered in the Senate chambers during her swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol in Salem on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

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The Oregon Senate at ease early Monday, allowing the 30 members to get to know each other better informally before launching into the new session. 

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A nonprofit group is working with Polk County in western Oregon to test broadband internet in rural homes, measuring whether the service meets minimum speeds required by the Federal Communicat…

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About 24 hours after wind and rain sent a large, likely 100-year-old elm tree crashing down between the Portland Art Museum and St. James Lutheran Church, residents and passers-by were still o…

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PENDLETON — A total of 20 new laws out of the 2022 Oregon legislative session go into effect Jan. 1.

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