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.
Tammy Baney has served on the transportation commission since 2011 and takes over immediately as the chair.
Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick pulled the plug Thursday on the plan to hold an advisory vote intended to give the city direction on what proposal residents prefer to fund street maintenance in the city.
Oregon's Democratic legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed a nearly $600 million increase in funding for primary and secondary schools during the next two-year budget cycle, but school officials said it still may not be enough to avoid cuts.
City commissioners once again took up the controversial street fee program.