Local Politics

Politics Construction plan pays for school earthquake improvements Construction plan pays for school earthquake improvements
Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.
Politics House approves bill making schools publish vaccine rates House approves bill making schools publish vaccine rates
House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.
Politics Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills
Gov. Kate Brown has signed the last of three ethics-related bills she requested after Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid an influence-peddling scandal.
Politics Legal marijuana opponent 'appalled' with implementation of Measure 91 Legal marijuana opponent 'appalled' with implementation of Measure 91 (Video)
Even though the countdown is almost over to legal recreational marijuana in Oregon, state lawmakers are still dealing with two key pieces of legislation that set the rules for retail sales. Both bills are expected to pass, much to the dismay of one of the state's most vocal opponents of legal marijuana.