Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has joined mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 14 other cities to revive a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
Coy Tolonen says she's done with calling 9-1-1 and is ready to take action herself.
The Oregon Senate has voted down a $6.55 billion budget for primary and secondary schools after one Democrat and all 14 Republicans said it didn't provide enough money.
Shively's ambitions - "We are Big Marijuana," he proclaimed - don't merely raise questions about what marijuana legalization might look like in the long run and whether large corporations will come to dominate. He also risks getting himself indicted.
Sen. Ron Wyden's goal it to provide the kind of congressional oversight that is needed to have a society that can have both liberty and security.
A school district in southern Oregon is considering arming teachers and other staff members to protect students from school violence.
The Oregon Legislature is requiring all schools to display an American flag in their classrooms.
The attorneys general from three states without sales taxes sent letters to all 435 U.S. House representatives Wednesday urging them to oppose an Internet tax bill, saying the measure is unconstitutional and could prompt a legal challenge if it passes.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has rejected placing an additional 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge on the price of distilled spirits.
It sounded downright scandalous when word came out that pictures of a topless politician surfaced online, but state Rep. Mike Hope is not only talking about the topless, greased-up photos, he says he actually posted them himself.
Oregon voters may have a chance to decide again next year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Republican Senate and House leaders said Thursday they are aiming for a plan that makes PERS sustainable and one that can take savings from a reformed system and use it to fund schools and other services like public safety.
Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday in a statement that "after years of review, we believe statements that this very broad Patriot Act collection has been “a critical tool in protecting the nation” do not appear to hold up under close scrutiny."
A bill tweaking Oregon's government ethics laws could end up creating a new loophole that would allow lobbyists to buy food, drinks and entertainment for senior state officials without reporting the expenditures.
The Oregon Legislature has narrowly approved a bill that would allow some young offenders convicted of having sex with underage partners to request the crime be removed from their records.