Northwest Farms Look To Congressional Debate

Northwest farmers are keeping an eye on Congressional talks over the federal farm bill.

Oregon GMO Labeling Recount Faces Dec. 12 Deadline

AP |Nov. 26, 2014 7:24 a.m.

Secretary of State Kate Brown has set a Dec. 12 deadline to finish the hand recount for an Oregon ballot measure seeking labels for genetically modified foods.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Pushes For Veteran Access To Medical Marijuana

OPB |Nov. 24, 2014 1:59 p.m.

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer along with California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher introduced legislation that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend some patients use medical marijuana.

Final Oregon Tally Due Today; GMO Recount Likely

AP |Nov. 24, 2014 11:36 a.m.

The latest numbers show Measure 92 trailing by about 1,000 votes.

Midterm Elections Get A Yawn, But Not In Oregon

AP |Nov. 24, 2014 8:09 a.m.

It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

Homeless Advocates To Watch How Police Enforce New Panhandling Ordinance

OPB |Nov. 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Homeless advocates in Clark County say they’ll be watching to see how the sheriff’s office enforces a new ordinance.

Measure 92: Recount Looks Likely

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 5:14 p.m.

It appears Oregon is headed for its first statewide ballot measure recount in more than six years. The gap between the "no" votes and "yes"votes on Measure 92 shrank this afternoon to about 1,500 votes.

Portland Tribune: Legislative Panel Selected To Dismantle Cover Oregon

Pamplin |Nov. 20, 2014 1:11 p.m.

Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon.

Seattle Councilwoman Arrested In Wage Protest

AP |Nov. 20, 2014 8:56 a.m.

A Seattle city councilwoman was among four people arrested during a protest calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport workers.

Kaplan Named Director Of Oregon Energy Agency

AP |Nov. 20, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Michael Kaplan, the acting chief of the Oregon Department of Energy, will continue as the agency's director.

Right-To-Die Advocate's Video Out After Death

AP |Nov. 19, 2014 11:24 a.m.

To mark what would have been the 30th birthday of Brittany Maynard, a right-to-die advocacy group has issued new video footage of the terminally ill woman who died Nov. 1.

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