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SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming was her top priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month and she was “cautiousl…

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SALEM — Oregon’s gun owners will face penalties for not securing their firearms when not in use under a proposal that’s likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session.

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SALEM — A county judge in Oregon on Thursday ordered the secretary of state to process two clean energy ballot initiatives that environmentalists want to bring before voters in November, after…

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SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is calling for a major expansion in the state’s wildfire response plans in a new legislative concept lawmakers heard on Tuesday.

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Snowpack in Oregon and Washington have rebounded significantly over the last two weeks thanks to recent winter storms that have dumped several feet of fresh mountain snow.

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PORTLAND — Despite crude oil price fluctuation and growing geopolitical concerns with Iran in the last week, pump prices remain fairly steady, according to AAA Oregon/Idaho.

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Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, is out of the Capitol this week while being treated for a hip injury at Oregon Health & Science University, according to his office.

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SALEM — More than 145,000 Oregonians signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov during open enrollment last month.

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SALEM — The Oregon state legislature’s short session begins Feb. 3, with lawmakers planning to resurrect climate legislation after last session’s controversial “cap-and-trade” proposal failed.

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PORTLAND — Gas price averages are showing little movement this week, according to the latest report from AAA Oregon, but that could change if crude oil prices fluctuate due to geopolitical con…

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A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy responding to an emergency call on U.S. Highway 97 on Sunday night collided with another driver in a three-car crash that sent the drivers to the hospital.

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SALEM — State Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, was chosen Monday by county commissioners representing a wide swath of Eastern Oregon to succeed Cliff Bentz, who resigned his post Jan. 1.

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Early season snowfall is lagging again across Oregon heading into the new year, potentially foreshadowing another dry and difficult summer ahead for farmers and ranchers. But as 2019 proved, t…

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Here’s some good news at the tail end of a particularly contentious political year. It’s a story of how a group of Beaverton fifth graders navigated the intense and dramatic legislative sessio…

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PORTLAND — A new federal spending bill passed by Congress Thursday includes money for a welter of Oregon projects that range from hemp research at Oregon State University to irrigation piping …

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SALEM — Consultants hired to lift Oregon’s foster care system out of dysfunction were expected to close up shop Friday. All told, they are expected to walk away with $3.5 million after eight m…

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is defending its renewal of grazing permits for two Oregon ranchers who received a presidential pardon after they were convicted of arson.

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SALEM — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission passed a ban Thursday on manufacturing and selling alcohol that’s been mixed with CBD, an inactive ingredient of cannabis, but one that has medicin…

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SALEM — The Oregon State Hospital is suspending all civil admissions until Dec. 27 to prioritize patients ordered by courts to receive competency restoration treatment. 

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Madras residents will have a chance in the May election to vote for a tax on prepared foods and beverages that could generate $1 million to address the city’s deteriorating transportation system.