Gov. John Kitzhaber has hired two people to focus on regional priorities in the mid-Willamette Valley and a portion of the Columbia River Gorge.
The Washington state Legislature adjourned its 60-day session late Thursday evening, passing a supplemental budget and several other bills in its final hours.
Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange said the full online Cover Oregon portal will not be open to the public before the end of March, when nearly all Americans are required to have insurance under the federal health care law.
Paul Stanford, one of the nation's leading marijuana legalization advocates, doesn't only want Oregonians to have the right to smoke pot. He wants it written into the state constitution.
A bill ready for Gov. Jay Inslee's signature would ban people under 18 from using tanning beds in Washington.
Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren't seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won't have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.
Groups are proceeding with initiatives that would put questions on the November ballot about ending the state's control over the liquor business and legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
The percentage of young adults signing up for insurance coverage via Oregon's troubled health-insurance exchange is nearly at the bottom when compared to sign-ups nationwide.
Young Republican activists implored their party to support gay marriage Saturday, saying the GOP is destined to continue losing elections in Oregon if it doesn't get behind an issue that's gaining traction around the country.
The state Legislature voted Friday to approve funding for cancer research facilities at Oregon Health & Science University, got the budget back in balance and then adjourned the 2014 session.
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday that it's shutting down planning for the Columbia River Crossing project after the state Legislature declined to approve funding to build a new Interstate 5 and light-rail bridge into Washington.
Former Oregon Republican Party Chairman Allen Alley says he won't be running for governor or any other elected office this year.
Lawmakers tackled some controversial issues during their short, 35-day session that wrapped up Friday – including gun background checks, medical marijuana dispensaries and Cover Oregon oversight.
The Oregon Senate voted Friday to let local governments temporarily ban medical marijuana stores.
The Oregon Legislature is pushing to finish its work and adjourn on Friday.