In Lane County, jail officials can't hold many offenders for more than a few hours. Lane is one of several southern Oregon counties grappling with the loss of federal timber payments.
OPB | May 15, 2013 6:03 p.m.
Metro-area voters will decide next week whether to spend millions of dollars to clean up and maintain natural areas bought over the last two decades.
OPB | May 07, 2013 6 a.m.
Light rail is on the ballot this month in Clackamas County. The Portland-Milwaukie light rail line has been controversial south in Clackamas for years.
OPB | May 14, 2013 3:40 p.m.
In rural Josephine County, a tax increase is a hard sell. But next week's special election includes a tax levy for a public safety system strained by recent budget cuts.
OPB | May 14, 2013 11:10 a.m.
Think Out Loud takes a look at some of the issues facing voters on May 21.
OPB | May 17, 2013 10:34 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers -- deep into the process of crafting a spending plan for the next two years -- got a rare bit of good news this week.
AP | May 17, 2013 8:08 a.m.
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill barring bosses from demanding employees or job applicants turn over their Facebook passwords and other social media login information.
OPB | May 16, 2013 12:13 p.m.
Oregon's political finance database earned an A-grade on a new review of state disclosure laws from the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
OPB | May 03, 2013 1:15 p.m.
A new survey co-sponsored by OPB shows that many voters have gardens to tend, spring walks to take… but not an overwhelming interest in political machinations.
OPB | April 30, 2013 12:51 p.m.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales unveiled his budget proposal Tuesday morning, confirming that the city faces a more than $21 million eficit for the coming biennium.
AP | April 25, 2013 8:49 a.m.
The former Clackamas County elections worker accused of ballot tampering will plead guilty Thursday and receive a 90-day jail sentence, her attorney has confirmed.
OPB | April 16, 2013 1:18 p.m.
The Oregon Senate is the next stop for a House-approved bill that would restrict how police and other state agencies could use drones.
AP | April 16, 2013 1:04 p.m.
Eastern Oregon ranchers are asking the Oregon Legislature for more authority to kill wolves that threaten their livestock.
OPB | April 12, 2013 3:28 p.m.
Oregon Representative Greg Walden is taking heat from fellow Republicans over comments he made earlier in the week that were seemingly out-of-synch with the party line.
OPB | April 11, 2013 6 a.m.
A Portland City Club research committee has recommended voters approve a fluoridation proposal on the ballot in May.