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Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Impeachment Process

OPB | March 06, 2015

FRIDAY: Oregon is the only state where the governor can't be impeached. Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) wants to change that.

Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

Lawmaker Seeks Ethics Reforms After Kitzhaber Scandal

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) wants to change laws to guard against the kind of scandal that lead to Governor Kitzhaber's resignation.

Automatic Voter Registration Bill Drives On

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A new bill could make Oregon the first state to automatically register voters.

Voyeurism Laws in Oregon Subject to Change

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Two proposed bills would increase the penalties for illegal invasion of privacy.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

Governor Kitzhaber's Fourth Inauguration

OPB | Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: John Kitzhaber officially starts his fourth term as Oregon's governor January 12. 

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Governor Kitzhaber Unveils His Two-Year Budget

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: At 10 a.m. on Monday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released his proposed 2015-2017 budget.

The Most Interesting Races On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: OPB reporter Austin Jenkins fills us in on the ballot measures and legislative races to watch.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

New Law Helps Adoptees Access Records

OPB | July 08, 2014

TUESDAY: A new change in Washington's adoption law will affect how thousands of adoptees find out their histories.

Who's Running?

OPB | March 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll get some analysis of state and local races following Tuesday's candidate filing deadline.

What's Still On The Table In Washington's Legislature?

OPB | March 03, 2014

MONDAY: With about two weeks left in Washington's 2014 legislative session, we'll get an update from Olympia-based reporter Austin Jenkins.

Oregon Lawyers Divided Over Proposed Changes To Class Action Payments

OPB | Feb. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Democratic lawmakers want to redirect unclaimed money from class action lawsuits to help fund legal aid for people who can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Legislative Session Enters The Home Stretch

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers must wrap up the 2014 legislative session by March 9, but many are hoping to finish up before that deadline.