Oregon legislators are considering a bill to legalize and license medical marijuana retailers, calling it a step toward reining in abuses of the state's 15-year-old effort to allow people to use pot for therapy.
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.
A state House committee heard brief testimony Wednesday but took no action on a bill that would make coaches personally liable for the university's legal fees and other costs if they "intentionally or recklessly" commit a major NCAA rules violation.
A wedding beneath towering Mount Hood, overlooking the swift blue water of the Columbia River in the Gorge, truly felt like a fairy tale for Erin Hanson and Katie Pugh. But when the couple went to find a baker for their wedding cake, they were turned away because they are lesbians.
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.
A dog dress. A beer bottle in a bathtub. A mud-caked shovel. These bizarre items were all gathered and processed from crime scenes. As KATU learned from attending an evidence study course by the Oregon State Police in Salem, even these smallest clues help catch killers, rapists and thieves.
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.
The bill puts into law a state Marine Board rule banning gas-powered motorboats on the lake in the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon. It also would ban seaplanes, which are currently allowed limited access to Waldo Lake.
A military drone will fly over the Pendleton area Tuesday afternoon.
Oregon's one-casino-per-tribe policy is being tested by the Coquille Indian Tribe as it pursues a slightly different gambling operation in Medford.
The Oregon House has given final approval to a bill that would grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally.
The Dalai Lama, in town for the first time in 12 years, gave a spiritual message about the environment Thursday morning at the University of Portland, urging the packed audience that “faith and reason should go together.”
Unusually warm weather combined with a far below average winter snowfall means one of the expected impacts of federal sequestration will not slow the opening of roads and facilities at Crater Lake National Park.
The union wants a 7 percent raise across the board over the next three years. The university has proposed a 4.5 percent raise across the board plus merit raises over three years
Some young offenders convicted of having sex with underage partners would be able to request the crime be removed from their records under a bill narrowly passed by the Oregon House on Wednesday.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the federal government to reject a proposal by an Oregon tribe to start a casino in Medford.
Dennis Rodman sent a tweet calling on North Korea to release former University of Oregon student Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor on accusations of plotting to overthrow the government.
The first horseless carriage arrived in Oregon in 1899. Early motorists shared the dirt roads with horse-drawn buggies and pack animals. So in 1913, out of the mud came the Oregon State Highway Department, later renamed ODOT in 1969.