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SALEM — The second of four increases in the gas tax goes into effect Jan. 1. The increase is part of House Bill 2017, the “Keep Oregon Moving” act the Oregon Legislature passed in 2017.

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Just call him Finlay. That’s the name given to the first steelhead to officially climb the newly opened fish ladder at Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project, once a barrier to anadromous fish try…

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SALEM — Most of the farm and forest properties made available for development in Oregon under a decade-old ballot initiative haven’t yet been subdivided, according to state land use regulators.

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TIGARD — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive …

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Oregon's two U.S. senators are probing the USDA over what they describe as "unintended and potentially harmful effects" of the agency's interim hemp rule, released last month.

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SALEM — Legislators this week considered a plan intended to impose greater controls on Oregon’s increasingly expensive political campaigns and reduce the influence of money on state politics.

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ONTARIO — As Oregon state lawmakers prepare to take up climate-change legislation once again next year, Senate Republicans are about to lose their key expert on the subject.

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SALEM — Oregon’s population increased by more than 40,000 people over the last year, or 1%, according to an estimate from Portland State University’s Population Research Center.

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SALEM — The number of hate crimes reported in Oregon dropped in 2018 after a three-year increase, according to a new report released earlier this week by the FBI.

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SALEM — As a joint committee of Washington and Oregon lawmakers considers the possibility of a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, its members face a question: whether to rely lar…

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SALEM — The state has agreed to pay $510,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former deputy director at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

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PORTLAND — The Republican National Committee is sending mailers to some Oregon voters that mimic the look of a U.S. Census form and solicit donations for President Trump's re-election.

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BEND — Days after putting up a billboard, the city of Bend agreed to take it down. City officials chose the image to advertise an online survey about transportation priorities, but some people…