Secretary of State Kate Brown hopes a more Democratic Legislature will improve the odds for her effort to automatically add licensed drivers to the voter rolls.
County commissioners are looking to better regulate electronic cigarette sales, focusing on retailers and keeping them out of the hands of younger users.
Nearly 40 senators are supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent budget-busting ballot initiatives from being filed unless supporters also include a way to pay for it.
The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings and eventually board a commercial flight.
The December unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the state Employment Department said Wednesday, a result of strong job gains in the last three months of 2014 and a slackening in the rush to rejoin the workforce.
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.
The next time you get a pizza to take home and bake it yourself, you may want to consider where you buy it. Your choice could save you a buck or two in taxes.
Oregon voters have spoken on marijuana legalization and now it's time for legislators to have their say.
Oregon currently has the second highest minimum wage in the country at $9.25 an hour, but there’s a movement underway to raise it to $15 an hour.
The state House on Monday joined the Senate in prohibiting people from openly carrying firearms in the public viewing area located over the floor where lawmakers sit.
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown says she will again propose a bill to use motor vehicle records to register voters automatically.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen says that starting next week, the public will no longer be able to openly carry firearms in the Senate chamber's public viewing area.
There's little debate Portland needs to make a major investment in fixing up its streets, but there's been a lot of arguing over how to pay for it.
Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.
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.