Oregon lawmakers in the House approved a measure on Thursday that could end up raising taxes on cigarettes.
As soon as crews replaced a critical stretch of pipe Wednesday, things got worse, prolonging the outages and warnings to boil water for thousands of people on the largest tribal reservation in Oregon.
The landmark measure sailed through the state House on a bipartisan 43-16 vote and now moves to the Senate, where it could get tangled up by a walkout of Republican senators seeking to derail a major climate change bill.
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Oregon lawmakers were among those pressuring Trump officials to back off plans to close nine centers – including two in Oregon and Washington – and transfer 16 others to private contractors.
Construction on the 35-story building will begin later this year.
The Portland City council has adopted a sweeping package of regulations to how landlords screen their prospective tenants.
Democratic lawmakers are moving to more tightly regulate electronic petitions, which are becoming more popular for initiative, recall and referendum campaigns in Oregon.
The Portland Police Bureau is lowering its education standards for officers and may change its grooming policy - to deal with a shortage of officers.
A new bill would provide Oregon Justice Resource Center funding for three full-time attorneys to create a civil legal program inside Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
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We’re not getting nearly enough prescribed fire on the ground to restore forests and manage the risk of severe wildfire. Oregon's new smoke rules are intended to change that trend.
In a hearing Wednesday, lawmakers killed proposed changes to Oregon's public defense system.
Louisiana voters amended the state's constitution to prohibit non-unanimous jury convictions last year. The U.S. Supreme Court will reconsider the case of a man convicted of murder by a split jury.