Sen. Ron Wyden is zeroing in on his plan for boosting logging on federal lands in Western Oregon to help rural counties beset by money problems.
According to the Department of Agriculture, 1 in 7 Americans rely on the supplemental nutritional assistance program, commonly known as food stamps. The program cost the U.S. $80 billion last year. Last week a U.S. Senate committee approved over $4 billion dollars in cuts to the progam over the next 10 years.
Nearly 1 million people live in Oregon's timber country. The region's troubles have reached a tipping point since the expiration last year of federal subsidies that were sent to rural counties across America for 11 years to offset revenue losses caused by reduced logging on federal lands to protect endangered and threatened species.
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.
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.
It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
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.
A military drone will fly over the Pendleton area Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill that will let people living in Oregon without documentation obtain driver's licenses and he was cheered on by a large crowd of immigrants.
The plastic bag ban starts Wednesday, and it's going to change more than just grocery shopping.
An American accused by North Korea of plotting to overthrow the government attended the University of Oregon in the late 1980s.
Seattle police don't want to see a repeat of last year's May Day riots, and they plan to set the tone early to fight any mayhem on Wednesday.
You can't get drunk if the person next to you is overdoing it with the booze. But what if they were smoking pot? The consequences of breathing their second-hand smoke could lead to your firing or even a DUI.
Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington's new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they're calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.
The bill making its way through the Senate would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.