With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign immediately following his indictment by a federal grand jury.
The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.
Seeking to turn the page on the influence-peddling controversy that toppled her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that Oregon is "through the hardest part of that transition."
Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.
Fuller arrives in Monmouth from Eastern Washington University, where has had been provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2011.
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business.
Researchers say sex crimes are under-reported, and the bill's proponents said victims shouldn't be denied justice because too many years passed before they felt comfortable going to police.
A coalition of janitors, city employees and other workers gathered at downtown Portland’s O’Bryant Square, hoping to pressure Oregon lawmakers into passing a minimum wage increase.
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.