One of Oregon’s largest unions is going to try to oust an influential Democrat
House Speaker Pro-Tem Paul Holvey, D-Eugene, has long been seen as a staunch labor ally in the Capitol. But one union says his conduct merits a recall.
Shemia Fagan resigns as Oregon secretary of state following cannabis consulting scandal
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigned her position after revelations that she was working as a consultant for a cannabis company while her office was auditing the industry.
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan cancels lucrative consulting contract, apologizes for harming public trust
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan apologized days after she had defiantly said she welcomed an investigation.
Kotek demands ethics investigation following Shemia Fagan revelations; Fagan says she welcomes the inquiries
Top Republicans called for Fagan’s resignation, and leading Democrats cited major concerns in the wake of the Secretary of State’s decision to moonlight for a cannabis company amid an audit into the industry.
Ethics questions arise as Oregon audit argues for easing regulations on cannabis industry
The secretary of state says she made clear to staff in February that she could no longer be involved in the audit, due to an impending contract with a couple whose business practices have since come into question.
Uneasy cannabis industry on the West Coast seeks broader trade amid vast glut
Legal marijuana growers along the West Coast are struggling with oversupply, low prices and limited outlets for selling their product.
Portland City Council plans to retract funding promised to spur Black economic resilience
In 2020, Portland City Council funded a plan to spur economic growth in its Black community. Now, city leaders plan to take that money back.
Washington shutters cannabis businesses due to old pesticide
Cannabis regulators have halted operations at several outdoor farms and processing facilities on a stretch of former fruit orchards in north-central Washington.
State line cannabis shops latest flashpoint in Oregon-Idaho border debate
There is a marijuana boom in Ontario, Oregon, just across the river from the Boise metro area where pot is illegal. It's the latest flashpoint for conservatives who want to annex eastern Oregon.
Oregon cannabis businesses struggle to survive amid record-low prices
Recreational cannabis prices in Oregon have reached record lows, and that’s hurting business owners across the marijuana industry.