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.
A heated debate over gun control in the Oregon Legislature on Wednesday drew relatives of people killed during an Oregon mall shooting, law enforcement officers and gun owners as Democratic lawmakers push a bill expanding background checks to cover private firearms sales.
Medical marijuana supporters spoke with lawmakers on a piece of legislation they say would force patients to turn to the black market.
Oregon Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to require background checks on private firearm sales, setting up a showdown with gun rights advocates that could come as soon as next week.
Four years ago, the Oregon legislature passed a "bottle bill" mandating deposits double from 5 cents to 10 cents if the recycling rate falls below 80 percent two years in a row.
While there's no evidence that Oregon hunters or anglers have been using drones, the bill's proponents said it's happened elsewhere.
Rep. Peter DeFazio wants the federal government to take a closer look at crude oil shipments on the nation's railways.
Seventeen years after Oregon decided to become the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, it took another pioneering step on Monday to broaden participation by automatically registering people to vote.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference attracted over 700 people to the Eugene Hilton on Sunday and Monday.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who took office last month after her predecessor resigned in an influence-peddling scandal, is proposing a trio of ethics reform bills, the governor told KATU's On Your Side Investigators Thursday.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill this week that would let motorcyclists and bicyclists ride through red lights in intersections where they are not detected by a vehicle weight sensor.
The ritual of springing forward and falling back - and spending days (or longer) catching up on adjusting every clock in the home - is being questioned by lawmakers who would like to see it come to an end.
A "transformational" moment is at hand for the 17 acres along the Willamette River that served as the former EWEB operations center.