The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency.
Some leaders of Oregon's Latino community say they plan to use a May Day rally at the Capitol to protest federal immigration agents arresting immigrant farmworkers.
News | Politics | Nation | EnvironmentNPR | April 25, 2017 6:31 p.m.
The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.
The annual 82nd Avenue Rose Parade and Carnival scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled of threats against the Multnomah County Republican Party, a longtime participant in the parade.
Sexual assault victims under age 21 could come forward to police without being cited for underage alcohol possession under a measure moving ahead in the Oregon Legislature.
We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
Food | News | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentNWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.
The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.
Oregon filed suit Tuesday against Zoom Health Plan to recover millions of dollars the company was reportedly supposed to pay last year.
Energy | News | local | EnvironmentThe Coos Bay World | April 21, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Coos County, Oregon
Opponents to a proposed ballot measure that threatens pipeline and liquid natural gas projects are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Coos County to ensure that the ordinance fails.
Entertainment | News | local | WorldThe Roseburg News Review | April 21, 2017 2:31 p.m.
Roseburg's Alex Skarlatos and his friends took down a 26-year-old Moroccan man armed with an AK-47 rifle, a pistol, a box cutter and ammunition on a Paris-bound train from Brussels, Belgium.
Forestry | News | local | EnvironmentCapital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.
Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.
Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | local | Oregon Art BeatOPB | April 21, 2017 1:38 p.m. | Portland
Rose Bond calls herself an animator and media artist and says she includes “a lot of social practice, a lot of public involvement” in every piece she creates.
A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers unveiled a proposal Friday to reel in state spending during the upcoming budget cycle.
News | Politics | local | EnvironmentOPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.
Arts | Books | NW Life | local | State of WonderOPB | April 22, 2017 noon
In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII.
In predominately Latino communities, fears about deportations have prompted life as usual to shut down. And in a few cases, immigrants are going as far as deporting themselves.
Children make up more than half the documented homeless population in Clackamas County's 2017 count.