State ethics panel resumes probe of Kitzhaber, Hayes

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

City Hall Watch: Police chief stands by bureau protest…

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Also, the City Council bails out the Gold Fund with $800,000 and honors 10 years of Sunday Parkways

Wyden: Senate GOP plan 'double-down' on House health care…

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But Oregon Democrat says 'it is one of the biggest social battles' that opponents can win if the public is aware of its potential effects.

Business coalition forms to push for carbon pricing in…

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New group says it's not sure yet whether to pursue a carbon tax or a market-based cap and trade system

Metro Council OKs Stafford agreement

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Signing ceremony set June 28 with Clackamas County, three cities for process to shape future development of urban reserve.

Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

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The bill, previously passed by the House, will raise $600 million to help fund expanded Medicaid costs.

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed work week…

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Oregon's wineries and food processors say a bill limiting the work week doesn't take into consideration the seasonal fluctuations in their businesses.

Metro Council adds support for transportation funding plan

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Chorus of local, regional officials aims at persuading state lawmakers to take action before 2017 session ends.

Sewer, surface water rates will go up in Washington County

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Commissioners approve budget for Clean Water Services, which serves virtually all residents of county's urban areas.

Washington County budget is approved

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All-funds plan calls for $1.25 billion total; state and federal grants still uncertain, but no major expansion of services is proposed.

Union reaches first milestone for corporate sales tax…

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The state's largest teachers' union collects 1,000 signatures for two tax reform measures aimed at funding education.

Regional leaders endorse state transportation funding plan

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We have two choices to preserve our quality of life: We can take action now, or let the challenges deepen as the fixes get more expensive. This is…

Corporate taxation bill could test constitutional case law

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Republicans accuse Democrats of 'trampling on the constitution' by passing tax measure without a supermajority.

Washington County chairman: Housing is still a priority

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Duyck says tax measure is off the table, but problems with supply and cost remain for a growing population.

Metro Council completes reserves process for second time

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Vote comes a decade after it began under state law; dissatisfied landowners could file new lawsuit in Oregon Court of Appeals.

Oregon House approves ban on 'lunch shaming'

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The bill, headed to the Senate, would prohibit school policies that single out pupils whose guardians haven't paid up for lunch.

Legislature passes ban on surprise bills by out-of-network…

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The bill, effective March 1, still needs Gov. Kate Brown's signature and rules to establish reimbursement rates.

State officials expect normal, or below average fire season

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Oregon Department of Forestry fire managers fear flocks of solar eclipse watchers could pose a threat during dry season.

Bob Terry seeks Washington County board chairmanship

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District 4 commissioner has had long civic involvement and county experience, seeks seat open by pending retirement of Andy Duyck.

Pared tenant protections bill heads to Senate

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The Senate Human Services Committee removed a provision that would have allowed cities to impose rent control.

Panel considers rules for homeless shelters

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Clackamas County Planning Commission sets public hearing for July 10 as county seeks to set up a project for veterans without housing.

Tigard voters approve urban renewal measures

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The measures are passing 68% to 32% in unofficial election returns Tuesday evening.

Blumenauer, other congressmen form cannabis caucus

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'The prohibition of cannabis has been a failure, and Americans across our nation are demanding a more sensible approach.'

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