Though the federal government has said it won’t fight the legalization, marijuana is still illegal under federal law. That makes banks leery about taking money from the retail outlets.
Rep. Phil Barnhart prefers pot's luck with pols to potluck at the polls: The Eugene lawmaker wants state leaders to take the lead on legalizing marijuana rather than leaving it up to voters.
The top Republican in the Oregon state House said Friday he was "encouraged" by a meeting with Gov. John Kitzhaber over the governor's push to round up support for a combination of pension cuts and tax increases.
Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state.
Drug abuse prevention groups asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.
A Portland bar owner will have to pay $400,000 in damages to a group of transgender customers after telling them they weren’t welcome in his bar. That violated an Oregon law that prohibits discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, state officials ruled.
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
Reforming prostitution laws to provide a safe haven to the women and children caught selling sex on the streets while prosecutors pursue charges against pimps would help combat human sex trafficking in Oregon, key state and federal officials said Tuesday.
A federal appeals court Friday overturned the conviction of a man who operated an Oregon-based Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces.
The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for cutting open bird pens at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area in an effort to free pheasants and quail.
Despite the Governor's veto on school mascot legislation, Reedsport Community Charter School officials say the fight to keep their mascot isn't finished just yet.
A new push to turn Seattle businesses into gun-free zones took a step forward Monday when Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the group Washington Ceasefire launched a program for businesses to voluntarily ban guns in stores.
State Rep. Dennis Richardson from the southern Oregon town of Central Point may have two things against him right from the start. One, he likely has low name recognition statewide. And two, he is a member of the Republican Party.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has vetoed a bill that would have allowed schools to keep Native American mascots, nicknames and logos that depict Native Americans.