The Washington state House on Thursday unanimously passed a bill allowing family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
A decision to ban openly carried weapons in the House and Senate public viewing areas also applies to the public hearing rooms at the Capitol's legislative office buildings, officials from both chambers told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, during a legislative preview forum hosted by The Associated Press, Gov. John Kitzhaber reiterated his ideas to close the gap that he introduced as part of his budget proposal last December.
Oregon public high schools have to start picking up the pace if they are to achieve Gov. John Kitzhaber's demand for a 100 percent graduation rate by 2025.
Senate President Peter Courtney said he learned a few days ago that many Republicans are threatening to vote against any increase in gas taxes or transportation funding if Democrats go forward with the low-carbon fuel standard.
How would you regulate recreational pot in Oregon? That's the question the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be asking around the state in public meetings that cover legal marijuana production and sales.
The 2015 Oregon legislative session is about to start. We looked into a few of the bills the Senate will be working on.
Bills to abolish the death penalty were introduced in the state House and Senate on Monday, an effort that seeks to build on Gov. Jay Inslee's decision last year to impose a moratorium on capital punishment.
Oregon state Treasurer Ted Wheeler says Oregonians can’t wait for the federal government to act. He wants the state to sponsor a retirement savings plan.
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.
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 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.