Increased city funding supports Gresham roads

Gresham Outlook - News
Five-year plan by Gresham City Council focuses on street repairs, safety improvements.

Gorge blaze takes bite from toll revenue, senators say

Gresham Outlook - News
Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley want feds to recoup losses of ports in Hood River, Cascade Locks.

Environmental advocate joins race for Senate District 19…

Lake Oswego Review - News
West Linn resident Daphne Wysham currently serves as the director of the Climate Justice Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy and as an…

Treasurer discusses OregonSaves rollout at AMEA meeting

Gresham Outlook - News
Tobias Read shares benefits of pioneering retirement program at Fairview City Hall.

Your voice in regional transportation planning

Business Tribune - News
Opinion: Here in the Portland metropolitan region, we have a Regional Transportation Plan, and it's a big deal in the transportation world.

Blossoming cities: Gresham and Ebetsu

Gresham Outlook - News
Delegation from Ebetsu, Japan, our sister city, pays visit to Gresham on Nov. 6.

Court to consider appeal for Damascus cityhood

Gresham Outlook - News
Former councilor James De Young leads legal effort at Oregon Court of Appeals.

Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin

Portland Tribune - News
Funds will improve PCC's job training centers, increasing the lifespan of facilities and reducing long-term costs, according to college officials.

Jubitz CEO named to Kennedy Center advisory committee

Business Tribune - News
President Trump announced the nomination Thursday morning, Oct. 26. Frederick Jubitz joins seven other people as members of the advisory committee.

Devlin appointment sets off a scramble for state Senate seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego School Board member Rob Wagner is the first to announce his candidacy for longtime lawmaker's job

State Democrats seek to expand their reach

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic Party of Oregon holds its first summit since the election of Donald Trump as president.

Portland to wink at living in RVs, tiny homes

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Tents not allowed as Commissioner Chloe Eudaly suspends city rules, with limits on numbers and locations

Audit: DHS should improve oversight of in-home care

Portland Tribune - News
Auditors say the DHS should take 'immediate action' to improve in-home care for seniors.

Petitioners submit signatures for provider tax referral

Portland Tribune - News
Opponents argue that as many as 350,000 may see reduced benefits, or may be cut from the program altogether.

PERS task force meets for final time as deadline looms

Portland Tribune - News
Since the task force started meeting in July, the unfunded liability has increased $3 billion, to $25.3 billion.

Grant County sheriff cleared by Department of Justice

Portland Tribune - News
Glenn Palmer came under investigation after numerous complaints were filed against him the wake of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife…

State economists: Prison population declining from new…

Portland Tribune - News
The October prison population forecast indicates that programs lawmakers enacted earlier this year are already working to curtail influx of prisoners…

PERS board hears preview of rates

Portland Tribune - News
Member governments face big jumps in pension contributions in 2019-21, will get preliminary numbers Dec. 1; board will set actual rates in September…

Devlin files for re-election to state Senate

Lake Oswego Review - News
Tualatin Democrat will seek another term in Salem, where he co-chairs the Legislature's joint budget committee

Gov. Kate Brown announces re-election bid

Portland Tribune - News
In her first campaign ad, Brown contrasts her administration to Trump's policies.

Emmons 'seriously considering' running for Saltzman's seat

Portland Tribune - News
Race for rare open seat on the City Council is expected to get even more crowded in coming weeks

Five Questions with new state Rep. Andrea Salinas

Lake Oswego Review - News
Housing, health care, budgets, transportation all on table as Lake Oswego resident begins new role

Two-state transportation leaders gather in Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon, Washington look to maintain existing resources; the topic of tolling on Oregon highways is discussed.

Andrea Salinas sworn in as newest state representative

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego resident was appointed last week to fill the House District 38 seat vacated by Ann Lininger

Lake Oswego's Andrea Salinas will represent House District…

Lake Oswego Review - News
County commissioners pick political consultant to succeed former Rep. Ann Lininger in a unanimous vote

Multnomah Commissioner Loretta Smith gets boost in run for…

Portland Tribune - News
Aided by new racism allegations at county, Smith aims to succeed Dan Saltzman, who is not running

Former Hillsboro mayor joins race for county commission

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Jerry Willey hopes to continue leadership role while spending time with family

Andrea Salinas chosen to fill House District 38 seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego political consultant will succeed Ann Lininger, who was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court

Just say 'no' to freeways

Portland Tribune - News
Economist, environmentalists fight project to redesign I-5/I-84 interchange in Rose Quarter

Malinowski seeks third term as Washington County…

Portland Tribune - News
He hopes changing public attitudes will shift majority on board to favor different development policies after 2018 elections.

You can make your voice heard in the race for House…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Clackamas County is accepting public comments as it gets ready to replace former Rep. Ann Lininger

House District 38 race shows divisions among local Democrats

Lake Oswego Review - News
Some participants see echoes of the 2016 presidential primary that divided the party

A pro-Trump alternative in the governor's race?

Portland Tribune - News
Bend businessman Sam Carpenter filed paperwork Wednesday for a campaign fund-raising committee for governor in 2018.

Congress members hear from young workers

Portland Tribune - News
California Rep. Swalwell, born in 1980, leads Future Forum; Bonamici joins him for a meeting at Ruby Receptionists in NW Portland

Bonamici takes Meals on Wheels tour: Food served, stories…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Congresswoman says she will fight for programs when Congress convenes in September

Lininger dons judge's robes

Lake Oswego Review - News
Former state lawmaker from Lake Oswego joins the Clackamas County Circuit Court in front of an overflow crowd

Richardson seeks to ease initiative restrictions

Portland Tribune - News
Critics say the changes would erode the integrity of the initative petition process.

Bonamici: 'An eternal optimist' about congressional work

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says she continues to pursue education, environment, other issues despite political turmoil with the president.

GOP lawmakers seek to repeal gun protection law

Portland Tribune - News
The new law proposed by a fellow Republican would have allowed law enforcement to seize weapons from people who pose a risk to themselves or others.

Speaker Paul Ryan talks tax reform, party unity at Intel

Portland Tribune - News
Republican leader restates distaste for white supremacists, hate groups in meeting with Intel employees

OEA's new president seeks conservative inclusion

Portland Tribune - News
John Larson, who took the OEA helm July 10, has a background of union advocacy with a bipartisan backdrop.

Governor signs transportation funding bill

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown officially signed the $5.3 billion legislation Friday but plans to hold a ceremonial signing in Ontario, Bend, Medford, Portland and…

Crowds gather at Capitol to view eclipse

Portland Tribune - News
Officials prepped about a year, though things seemed more subdued in Salem than some had feared.

Lake Oswego lender to pay $192 million to defrauded…

Portland Tribune - News
Aequitas Capital reached the settlement with several state attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Deckert will seek Washington County board leadership

Portland Tribune - News
Former state legislator and business association president is fourth to seek position being vacated by Andy Duyck in 2018.

Salinas, Kohlhoff, Buck and Simon advance in House…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Democratic party officials vote to send four names to Clackamas and Multnomah county commissioners for final consideration

Profiles: Learn more about the finalists in House…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Salinas, Kohlhoff, Buck and Simon will vie for the seat vacated by former state Rep. Ann Lininger

Wyden gives recognition to Holocaust survivors

Portland Tribune - News
Les and Eva Aigner have lived in Portland almost 60 years after surviving Nazi Germany execution of 6 million Jews during WW II.

HD 38 candidates discuss taxes, education,…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Town Hall in Lake Oswego offers seven applicants for Lininger seat a chance to make themselves heard

Seven applicants will make their case for HD 38…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Democrats' nominating convention will choose finalists Monday in race to replace state Rep. Ann Lininger

Teachers' union withdraws corporate sales tax…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Education Association withdrew Initiative Petition 27 due to a technical error and plans to file paperwork for a new ballot proposal.

Knute Buehler ready for rematch with Brown for…

Portland Tribune - News
The Republican lawmaker from Bend officially announced his bid for the GOP nomination for governor to The Bulletin editorial board in Bend Wednesday.

Rep. Schrader: Small bipartisan fixes on health…

Portland Tribune - News
He declines to join Democratic push for a single-payer system, but says Republicans open to alternatives after repeal efforts fail.

Report: Portland travel times, crashes grow with…

Portland Tribune - News
In case you hadn't noticed, report by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows it takes longer to get around Portland.

PERS board lowers assumed rate of return

Portland Tribune - News
The change is projected to increase the system's unfunded actuarial liability by $2 billion.

Former lawmaker challenges Monroe for Senate seat

Portland Tribune - News
Former state Rep. Shemia Fagan said she was recruited by housing advocates to try to unseat Sen. Rod Monroe who is blamed for scuttling tenant…

'You may kiss the mayor'

Sherwood Gazette - News
Sherwood Mayor Krisanna Clark weds Redmond Mayor George Endicott in a surprise ceremony.

Political consultants, restaurateur say they'll…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Andrea Salinas, Neil H. Simon, Daniel Nguyen and Moses Ross add their names to a field that already includes two Lake Oswego city councilors

Oregon Lottery considers offering smartphone games

Portland Tribune - News
Lottery games offered on mobile devices is a growing trend around the nation and world.

Richardson alters policy on selling voter…

Portland Tribune - News
On Wednesday, July 26, Richardson's office received a second request for information from the presidential commission that answered some of the…

Parrish reflects on turbulent 2017 session

West Linn Tidings - News
Longtime WL representative says, 'It was a session of anomalies and really big overreach.'

Bonamici: Banning transgender military members is…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Bonamici, Wyden and Merkley released statements in opposition to the ban announced by the White House.

Portlanders won't be informed of police chief…

Portland Tribune - News
Some candidates requested their names be withheld, causing Mayor Ted Wheeler to reconsider plans to introduce finalists to the public for full vetting

Task force eyes state assets that could reduce PERS…

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Brown wants recommendations on ways to reduce the pension system's unfunded liability by $5 billion.

Sentencing reforms seek to reduce incarceration…

Portland Tribune - News
Two laws passed by the Oregon Legislature reduce sentences for drug and property crimes.

Fewer than 40 percent of Oregon, Washington…

Portland Tribune - News
Findings were part of a 50-state analysis released by Gallup Monday, July 24, of Trump's job performance. The polling data finds that Oregon and…

Richardson accused of conflict of interest in…

Portland Tribune - News
Tax backers want Richardson to disclose ties to the chief petitioner for a proposed ballot measure to repeal a health care provider tax.

Cash assistance cases still above pre-recession…

Portland Tribune - News
Caseloads have dropped off significantly from their peak in early 2013, but won't fall below pre-recession levels until 2019.

Interstate tolls looming for metro area

Portland Tribune - News
Transportation legislation requires state to submit plan by end of 2018, but federal approval is required before it happens.

State hikes individual, business health premiums

Portland Tribune - News
Rates on the individual market will increase as much as 14.8 percent, while businesses will see hikes as much as 10.1 percent.

New state laws designed to protect against federal…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers took steps to protect customers' identification and strengthen measures to prevent leakage of product into the illegal market.

Ethics investigation of Kitzhaber, Hayes to move…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Ethics Commission voted unanimously to pursue an up to 180-day investigation of former governor and first lady on allegations of using office…

Washington County will reassess local vehicle…

Portland Tribune - News
Recent state legislation 'pretty good,' but commissioners want to consider a backlog of road and bridge maintenance needs.

Provider tax referral could put $333 million in play

Portland Tribune - News
If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn't go into effect unless voters approve.

Hemp legislation died despite lack of opposition,…

Portland Tribune - News
Without the bills, OSU won't be able to provide extension services to hemp growers.

Term limits would remove 25 legislators from office

Portland Tribune - News
Analysis by the lawyer for the director of SEIU Oregon State Council shows Democrats and Republicans would lose significant number of lawmakers under…

Governor supports anti-racial profiling bill

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Legislature passed the bill last week. The anti-profiling legislation now heads to Gov. Kate Brown for a signature before becoming law.

Oregon City resident launches effort to recall Gov.…

Portland Tribune - News
Arin Marcus, who is associated with the Safer Oregon PAC, sought to remove Gov. John Kitzhaber from office in 2015 for the then-governor's alleged…

Weirdest Sine Die traditions at the Oregon…

Portland Tribune - News
State lawmakers missed out on their longstanding tradition of opening the doors of the Senate and House chambers at the end of the legislative…

Grand jury recording stirs strong emotions

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to mandate recording of grand jury proceedings is awaiting Gov. Kate Brown's signature to become law.

Portland school board hits reset, possibly flubs…

Portland Tribune - News
The PPS school board avoids a split vote by approving two co-vice chairwomen but does so in 'recess.'

State lawmakers approve state REAL ID card

Portland Tribune - News
The federally-compliant identification cards will be required to board commercial domestic flights as soon as January 2018.

Transportation package for $5.3 billion heads to…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Senate passed the bill 22-to-7 Thursday, July 6, in the waning days of the 2017 legislative session.

Bill to raise state smoking age to 21 passes House

Portland Tribune - News
After the Senate agreed to a minor language change, the bill was sent to Gov. Kate Brown's desk for a signature.

Tenant protections bill dies in Senate

Portland Tribune - News
The bill - a top priority for Speaker Tina Kotek - would have banned no-cause evictions in Oregon.

Wyden, Bonamici assail Trump on disregarding rights

Portland Tribune - News
Protect media, speech, religious freedoms, Oregon Democrats tell more than 400 at a town hall meeting in Beaverton

Wyden, Bonamici criticize GOP health care overhauls

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrats, joined by Sen. Merkley, muster opposition at a rally in Portland before they appear at a Beaverton town hall.

County soda tax boosters postpone ballot measure

Portland Tribune - News
A coalition supporting the proposal faced a daunting deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

Harrington will seek to lead Washington County board

Portland Tribune - News
Metro councilor is the third to announce candidacy for the position being vacated by Andy Duyck at the end of 2018.

Bill to reduce teen use of tobacco products springs…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The 'Tobacco 21' bill had stalled in a House committee for months; Rep. Richard Vial of Scholls will carry it to the House floor this week.

Tensions run high as Legislature reaches…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In a rare Saturday session, a committee hammered out details of a multi-million-dollar plan to invest in transportation.

Community colleges fear their state aid will be…

Portland Tribune - News
Higher education budget, which awaits final votes, boosts share for universities; means test for Oregon Promise is also planned.

House Dems renew call for more tax revenue

Portland Tribune - News
More than half of House Democrats have signed a letter that seems to threaten passage of a transportation measure unless the Legislature raises more…

Oregon secretary of state won't supply voter…

Portland Tribune - News
Dennis Richardson, a Republican, responds after a slew of Democrats led by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden press the matter

Wyden: Save 'net neutrality,' resist FCC changes

Portland Tribune - News
Senator urges outpouring of public support against corporate plans for an 'information aristocracy' based on willingness to pay.

Bill to require advance notice of work schedule…

Portland Tribune - News
If signed by Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon's predictive scheduling bill would be the first statewide law in the nation.

Clackamas board OKs $1.1 billion in spending

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners approved county budget and plans for eight other agencies they govern; cycle starts Saturday, July 1.

Sources Say: Saltzman says he's running in 2018

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Police Chief Mike Marshman is being tested more than any other potential candidate to replace him

Governor: Lawmakers have struck deal on…

Portland Tribune - News
Details of the multi-million dollar state transportation funding and tax plan won't be released until later this week.

State ethics panel resumes probe of Kitzhaber, Hayes

Portland Tribune - News
Review asks whether former Oregon Governor and First Lady improperly benefited from contracts from organizations that wanted to influence state…

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