The Oregon Senate has backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.
Oregon House legislators held a rare marathon public hearing Wednesday on a bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all private gun transfers. The proposal that has sped through the Legislature in the wake of an election that helped Democrats up their majorities in both chambers.
A task force reported progress on a plan for managing events with over 1,000 people at county parks.
Two candidates remain to fill the vacany left by Sheriff Tom Turner's departure to lead the Florence Police Department: the chief deputy - and the former Florence police chief.
A proposal designed to enhance parents' knowledge of vaccination rates in their children's schools goes before a key legislative committee Tuesday.
Though he has not yet announced he will be running for president next year, Jeb Bush is making his rounds throughout the country and will be in Portland Tuesday.
Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.
With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.
Seeking to turn the page on the influence-peddling controversy that toppled her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that Oregon is "through the hardest part of that transition."
Nearly 200 people in Coos County are taking a petition door-to-door, showing support for 2nd Amendment rights.
A Junction City gun shop owner is aiming to recall a state lawmaker from Lane County after they co-sponsored legislation to expand background checks on gun sales.
Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.
Governor Kate Brown talked about them last month and this week they were introduced in the legislature.
The Governor’s office says the drought continues to have significant impact on agriculture, livestock, and natural resources in each of the jurisdictions. The counties requested the state to take action, and the Oregon Drought Council considered the counties' requests by weighing current water conditions, future climatic forecasts, and agricultural impacts.