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Communities Oregon lawmakers jump into the gun control debate Oregon lawmakers jump into the gun control debate(Video)
Gov. John Kitzhaber called for expanding gun sale background checks and for new restrictions on carrying guns in elementary and secondary schools as Oregon's Legislature on Friday began hearing testimony on gun control bills.
Communities Hike in helmet age requirement opposed by bike advocates Hike in helmet age requirement opposed by bike advocates
An Oregon lawmaker is proposing legislation to raise the age requirement for helmets on young bicyclists, but the bill is drawing opposition from bike advocates who say that instead of protecting young cyclists it would discourage people from riding.
Communities Bill would raise Oregon cigarette tax by $1 a pack Bill would raise Oregon cigarette tax by $1 a pack
Raising cigarette taxes by $1 a pack would make it too expensive for some minors to take up smoking, public health advocates told an Oregon legislative panel Tuesday in urging the increase.