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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…

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BAKER CITY — For the first time since 2017, the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in Baker County.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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SALEM — Auditors say Oregon’s central administrative agency lacks basic controls to protect its information and systems from a cyber attack.

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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.

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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…

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SALEM — The penultimate day of the 2019 Legislature was a busy one.

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SALEM — Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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SALEM — The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Senate continued Monday morning.

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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…