Republicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.
The hard drive of a state worker's laptop computer was damaged when he turned it over as part of a federal investigation involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, but officials say there is no evidence of an intentional effort to destroy data.
Serena Profitt's grandmother, Sherri Profitt, encouraged lawmakers to draft legislation requiring E. coli testing for patients with specific symptoms.
The U.S. Senate has passed a Medicare bill that includes a two-year renewal of federal subsidies paid to timber counties, especially in Oregon.
Under the bill, gun buyers and sellers who aren't related would have to appear in person before a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check, for a fee, through the Oregon State Police.
Hand dryer decibel levels could be the latest thing Oregon lawmakers decide to tackle.
The Oregon Legislature is opening debate about several proposals to boost the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour.
New gun regulations in Oregon are getting closer to reality. Supporters say they'll keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. Critics say the new law would be unenforceable. KATU's Steve Dunn talks with Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski who is pushing the change and Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse who is opposing it.
More than 100,000 Oregonians belong to the political party that recently won major party status, like the Democrats and Republicans.
The Oregon Education Investment Board has spent hundreds of thousands of General Fund dollars on consultants to analyze and summarize data relating to educational outcomes, develop a statewide literacy campaign and, most significantly, foster partnerships within communities around the state.
Oregon is one step closer to requiring cable barriers on all of Oregon’s interstate highways, a move that would help prevent deadly cross-over crashes.
A plan is taking shape to end the education board championed and chaired by former Gov. John Kitzhaber and replace it with a new advisory council, KATU.com has learned.
A month after a bill eliminating nonmedical exemptions from taking vaccines died in committee, Oregon lawmakers could have another fight over the issue after a Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill requiring all schools to make public the rate of students opting out of one or more immunizations.
Ride-share companies, like Uber, that want to operate in Portland, will be required to refer those with disabilities to companies that can handle them.
Two members of Oregon's congressional delegation plan to introduce bills that would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take deductions on taxes like other small businesses.