On Tuesday, during a legislative preview forum hosted by The Associated Press, Gov. John Kitzhaber reiterated his ideas to close the gap that he introduced as part of his budget proposal last December.
The 2015 Oregon legislative session is about to start. We looked into a few of the bills the Senate will be working on.
A key lawmaker says a marijuana overdose in an Oregon resort town shows the need to go slowly on making pot-infused candies and cookies available to the public.
More than 200 gun-rights activists, most of them carrying firearms, rallied on the steps of Washington's Capitol Thursday morning to protest the expansive background-check law state voters passed in November.
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman on Tuesday in Washington to spell out the traditional O-H-I-O to pay off their wager.
David Fidanque, outgoing director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, has a message for the state: It's not as progressive as some say.
Lane County government navigated a sea of change in 2014. The agenda for 2015 may be even more vital.
Oregon's most talked about new law for 2015 — legalization of recreational marijuana — does not take effect until July. Here are some of the new laws that do apply Jan. 1.
When the legislature starts work on February 2, a representative from Eugene will be wielding the gavel as chair of the House Revenue Committee.
Otter's main argument is that defining marriage as between one man and one woman is better for children. He also said he believes that states should have the right to define marriage.
Don't worry about a federal lawsuit. But do worry about tax rates. Those are among the many lessons Colorado and Washington have to share from the front lines of America's marijuana experiment.
While no state agency records how many homeless people were drawn by legal weed, officials at homeless centers say the influx they are seeing is straining their ability to meet the needs of the increasing population.
From paid sick leave for part-time workers to recreational marijuana, Oregon's employers and workplaces face a slew of new local, state and federal requirements starting January 1, 2015.
The John Day mill and the town's economy were rescued by a detente between the timber industry and environmentalists - foes since the battles over logging that erupted in the Pacific Northwest three decades ago.
The organizer of a Spokane County gun show says Washington's new law requiring expanded background checks for firearms transfers blocked the sale of a rifle to a wanted man.