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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.
Politics Legislature looks to speed up traffic on highways Legislature looks to speed up traffic on highways
Slow-poke drivers in passing lanes on Oregon freeways would sometimes have to make way for motorists with heavier right feet under a bill approved Monday in the state Senate.
Politics Oregon Senate OKs bill giving aid to students here illegally Oregon Senate OKs bill giving aid to students here illegally
Some Oregon students living in the U.S. without legal permission could qualify for state financial aid under a measure advanced by the state Senate Thursday, despite criticism that the state can't afford the additional grants.