Senate Bill 1008 has become the highest-profile criminal justice bill of the Oregon Legislative session. It will need to clear a high bar to pass.
Tight-lipped Oregon legislative leaders on Tuesday set the stage for tense votes in the House and Senate over a controversial pension bill that is opposed by many public employees.
The Washington Legislature passed a bill ending that tax break for its neighbors. Now Governor Jay Inslee has signed it into law.
Oregon Senate Bill 1013 is considered the most meaningful attempt to curtail capital punishment in recent memory.
President Trump's efforts to block congressional oversight into his administration and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is ratcheting up impeachment talk among House Democrats.
On some reservations, federal studies have shown women are killed at more than 10 times the national average. Confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data.
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As last-minute voters turn in their ballots Tuesday, the board of directors at Portland Public Schools will look pretty different next year. Only one of four incumbents is running for reelection.
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Oregon could see more than $500 million a year from a complex proposal to combat greenhouse gas emissions. But under the state constitution, most of it would be severely constrained.
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Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, again provided the decisive vote in favor of American Indian rights.
U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower. The past two years have been the best job market ever for African Americans. Shouldn't we be excited?
Bills on vaccines and guns are out, landmark school funding is in. And this year’s Legislative session shows no sign of slowing down.