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Politics Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires
A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.
Politics Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot
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.
Politics 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline
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.
Politics Liquor, pot debate moves from Capitol to ballot Liquor, pot debate moves from Capitol to ballot
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.
Politics GOP gay marriage division on display at conference GOP gay marriage division on display at conference
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.