Local Politics

Politics OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot
The agency in charge of implementing Oregon's legal marijuana program said Friday that medical and recreational pot should be subject to the same tracking and testing systems if they're to be sold in the same retail outlets.
Politics Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn' Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn'
Oregon state senators voted unanimously Thursday to outlaw so-called revenge porn, when jilted ex-lovers distribute intimate photos that were shared consensually during a romantic relationship.
Politics Oregon seeks to force Oracle to keep hosting Medicaid system Oregon seeks to force Oracle to keep hosting Medicaid system
Four days before a contract to host Oregon's health insurance system for low-income Oregonians is due to expire, state officials asked a judge on Tuesday to force technology contractor Oracle Inc. to continue running the system.
Politics Oregon governor scandal prompts flurry of ethics bills Oregon governor scandal prompts flurry of ethics bills
In the wake of an ethics scandal that ended former Gov. John Kitzhaber's political career, Oregon lawmakers have proposed a wide variety of measures to prevent abuses in the future, uncover them or punish offenders.
Politics Could there be free community college in Oregon? Could there be free community college in Oregon? (Video)
Just a few weeks ago hundreds of students rallied on the steps of the state capitol demanding reduced tuition at Oregon's universities and community colleges. It seems at least one lawmaker was listening.