OSU-Cascades funding OK’d by key panel

The $39 million for new academic building is almost assured

SALEM — A key committee in the Legislature approved $39 million in bonds for the … Read more

Legislature prepares for extra-short ‘short session’

OSU-Cascades funding on agenda before expected Saturday adjournment

SALEM — The Legislature’s “short session” is going to be extra short this year. In … Read more

Capitol News: Election hacking fears among day’s highlights

Plus bridge ban bill, another U.S. Rep. candidate, GOP conclave

SALEM — With the end of the 2018 legislative session peeking over the horizon, politics … Read more

‘Terroristic’ threat would be a felony under legislative action

Knopp asks for change in state law following Florida massacre

SALEM — Threatening to commit a terroristic act would be a felony under new legislative … Read more

OSU-Cascades asks lawmakers to back $39M for campus

University presidents ask for funds for all educational construction requests

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades supporters came to the Capitol on Friday to make a … Read more

Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

Helt registers, Kruse questions, and cap-and-invest also on Capitol agendas

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of … Read more

Legislative session hits half-way point

Guns and greenhouse gas cap face decisive moments on Thursday

SALEM — Thursday is the half-time, the mid-point, the “hump day,” of the 2018 session … Read more

Capitol report: Big bucks and bandwidth

Helt closes money gap, disabled rights, Wi-Fi woes, and a 12th governor candidate

SALEM — Even a dusting of snow this week isn’t enough to cool off the … Read more

Oregon fiscal forecast: Sunny, with clouds

State says federal tax cut impact won’t be known until fall 2019

SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving … Read more

Report: Kitzhaber violated ethics law 11 times

Ex-governor could face up to $55,000 in fines for actions that led to resignation

SALEM — Former Gov. John Kitzhaber broke state ethics laws 11 times and could be … Read more

Bridge ban clears key hurdle in Salem

Bill to bar pedestrian span on Deschutes River clears its first committee

SALEM — A bill to ban a bridge over the Deschutes River cleared its first … Read more

Ethics reform bill sent to the House floor

‘Buehler Loophole Bill’ now has support of Knute Buehler

SALEM — The words “Knute Buehler” were never spoken during Thursday’s meeting of the House … Read more

Buehler backs ‘Buehler Loophole’ bill

Legislation to tighten ethics law gets first hearing

SALEM — Ethics legislation with a partisan past has the support of the lawmaker who … Read more

Overflow crowd packs bridge ban hearing in Salem

High-speed testimony ends with off-the-cuff remark from committee chairman

SALEM — An overflow crowd of activists, politicians, lobbyists and residents of Bend were in … Read more

Oregon sues feds over clean water

Also, comings and goings on campaign trail

SALEM — The state will sue the Trump Administration over its clean water policies, just … Read more

Tet Offensive at 50: Vietnam War’s greatest battle

U.S. won the 1968 battle, but lost the war

Fifty years ago this week, Americans watched a furious battle half a world away play … Read more

Brown: Bonds look good for OSU-Cascades

OSU-Cascades bonds appear good, GOP candidate in 54th, group joins bridge ban fight

SALEM — Sunday is the Super Bowl, a big day for Oregon football fans. But … Read more

Dems split on carbon cap timing

House leaders want action on cap-and-trade; Senate leaders say session likely too short

SALEM — Senate Democrats signaled Monday that there isn’t enough time in the short legislative … Read more

Voters pass tax on health care

Measure buoyed by a strong get-out-the-vote effort by proponents

SALEM — Measure 101, the health provider tax, appeared on its way to victory Tuesday … Read more

Bill ideas galore — but first, we vote

New bills unveiled despite uncertainty over Measure 101 vote

SALEM — Things will be in much sharper focus Wednesday for the Oregon Legislature. Oregonians … Read more

9 challengers have signed up to replace Walden in Congress

Walden has yet to register for the campaign, but has vowed to do so

SALEM — A retired merchant marine officer from Hood River. A stonemason from Parkdale. A … Read more

Capitol Roundup: Fires, Facebook and fight over Medicaid

Legislature has intermission between busy times

Lawmakers cleared out of the Capitol this week, though it’s more of an intermission between … Read more

Bridge ban bill, ballot measures on tap for lawmakers

‘Comm Days’ featured 37 hearings, major announcements

SALEM — After 37 committee hearings, major announcements by the governor and secretary of state, … Read more

Capitol roundup: Cannabis, candidates and the court

New Year brings new hopes and headaches in politics

SALEM — The snowflake decorations may still be on the light posts outside the state … Read more

Measure 101: The $1.3 billion question

Referendum asks voters to approve or reject health provider tax

SALEM — To partisans on either side of the only issue on the special election … Read more

Cylvia Hayes faces $110,000 in fines

State ethics panels cites 22 violations as ‘First Lady’

SALEM — Former Oregon “first lady” Cylvia Hayes faces up to $110,000 in fines after … Read more

Greg Walden secretly settled disabled vet’s discrimination complaint

Congressman Greg Walden paid $7,000 in a secret settlement with a staff member to resolve … Read more

Bentz jumps from House to Senate

Ontario Republican chosen to replace long-time Sen. Ferrioli

Cliff Bentz, an Ontario Republican, will move from the House to the state Senate to … Read more

Supreme Court appointment is landmark in race relations

Adrienne C. Nelson is the first black person on state’s highest court

SALEM — The state’s first African-American member of the state Supreme Court became interested in … Read more

Capitol roundup: No holiday for Oregon politics

Special election, state races don’t break stride for New Year

SALEM — It’s just the first week of the first month of the year, but … Read more

Big expansion coming to Oregon bottle bill

Expanded deposit list includes kombucha, but not wine

SALEM — A 12-pack of kombucha cans will cost $1.20 more on Monday as the … Read more

Oregon has some new car laws

Driving-related changes and charges effective Jan. 1

SALEM — From pumping gas to pumping a bicycle pedal, new state laws will change … Read more

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