Voters on Tuesday approved a 5-year tax levy to open 120 beds in the Lane County Jail, including 16 beds at the juvenile detention center.
It would have been difficult just a few years ago to imagine lawmakers asking voters to legalize marijuana. Now, it seems irresponsible for lawmakers not to.
Voters in two Oregon timber counties with the lowest property taxes in the state — Curry and Josephine — turned down tax increases Tuesday that would have funded law enforcement, but a jail levy passed in a third, Lane County.
Prosecutors who have resisted changes in Oregon's voter-approved mandatory minimum sentencing are proposing an alternative that includes reducing marijuana terms so that most offenders wouldn't go to prison.
Eugene voters approved a school technology and facilities bond but defeated a city services fee.
Fluoride advocates admitted defeat Tuesday night after unofficial election results showed Portlanders strongly against adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water. But there were indications new battle lines may be drawn in the future.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals set up a "glass walls" demonstration at Oregon State University on Monday.
According to the Department of Agriculture, 1 in 7 Americans rely on the supplemental nutritional assistance program, commonly known as food stamps. The program cost the U.S. $80 billion last year. Last week a U.S. Senate committee approved over $4 billion dollars in cuts to the progam over the next 10 years.
Nearly 1 million people live in Oregon's timber country. The region's troubles have reached a tipping point since the expiration last year of federal subsidies that were sent to rural counties across America for 11 years to offset revenue losses caused by reduced logging on federal lands to protect endangered and threatened species.
May 21, 2013, Oregon Election Results available starting at 8 p.m.
The state released preliminary draft rules Thursday on the emerging recreational marijuana market, covering an array of topics ranging from how pot should be grown and tested for quality assurance to what types of security should be required at state-licensed pot businesses.
The single-use plastic shopping bag ban has been effect just two weeks, but already some members of the City Council say the local law has flaws.
It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
Higher education officials are disputing a national survey that said Oregon State University President Ed Ray's compensation put him at No. 20 among American public university presidents.