Oregon's governor is struggling to deal with allegations that his fiancée used his position to land clients for her environmental consulting business, claims that have drawn an ethics investigation and the scrutiny of the state's attorney general.
Democratic Rep. Elaine Smith from Pocatello raised concern that the bill did not require any formal training to carry a weapon.
Not everyone agrees with the motto "In God We Trust." And a contingent of Klamath County residents doesn't want to see it on the commissioners' hearing room wall.
Legislation in the Oregon House would boost the state's minimum wage.
Democrats are wasting no time before using their expanded majorities in the Oregon Legislature to push forward with several of their initiatives that stalled in recent years.
Tired of watching well-meaning strangers impose their own visions for improving the plight of the strip club dancer, some of Portland's seasoned strippers are working directly with state lawmakers and professional lobbyists.
On Tuesday, during a legislative preview forum hosted by The Associated Press, Gov. John Kitzhaber reiterated his ideas to close the gap that he introduced as part of his budget proposal last December.
The 2015 Oregon legislative session is about to start. We looked into a few of the bills the Senate will be working on.
A key lawmaker says a marijuana overdose in an Oregon resort town shows the need to go slowly on making pot-infused candies and cookies available to the public.
More than 200 gun-rights activists, most of them carrying firearms, rallied on the steps of Washington's Capitol Thursday morning to protest the expansive background-check law state voters passed in November.
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman on Tuesday in Washington to spell out the traditional O-H-I-O to pay off their wager.
David Fidanque, outgoing director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, has a message for the state: It's not as progressive as some say.
Lane County government navigated a sea of change in 2014. The agenda for 2015 may be even more vital.
Oregon's most talked about new law for 2015 — legalization of recreational marijuana — does not take effect until July. Here are some of the new laws that do apply Jan. 1.
When the legislature starts work on February 2, a representative from Eugene will be wielding the gavel as chair of the House Revenue Committee.