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Politics Average Oregon taxpayer will get $244 'kicker' rebate Average Oregon taxpayer will get $244 'kicker' rebate
Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state collected more than expected in personal-income taxes over the last two years, state economists said Wednesday.
Politics NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax' NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax'
Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.
Politics Wyden objects to anti-terrorism rules for online platforms Wyden objects to anti-terrorism rules for online platforms
Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.