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Governor wants $7.5 million for earthquake early warning…

Governor wants $7.5 million for earthquake early warning…

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Bill also creates a program to improve readiness for a quarter-million Oregon households in quake zones.
Legal changes advance to help Oregon's mentally ill…

Legal changes advance to help Oregon's mentally ill…

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Legislation to clarify options and process for judges dealing with those found unfit to stand trial passes Senate, moves to the House for final…
GOP no-shows slam brakes on House work

GOP no-shows slam brakes on House work

Portland Tribune - News
Speaker Kotek strips one Republican of a top post, worries major bills won't get attention as session crawls.
Suit seeks penalty for $73,000 donated to Portland mayor

Suit seeks penalty for $73,000 donated to Portland mayor

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An advocate with Honest Elections claims city auditor has not enforced campaign finance limits for Mayor Ted Wheeler.
West Linn police: Ex-chief survived earlier investigations

West Linn police: Ex-chief survived earlier investigations

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon DOJ probed the same three cops, including Terry Timeus, at the heart of a current police misconduct payout.
Merkley honored for supporting Job Corps centers

Merkley honored for supporting Job Corps centers

Portland Tribune - Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley received the Franklin D. Roosevelt Service and Conservation Corps Leadership Award
Lawmakers drop bill on threats to houses of worship

Lawmakers drop bill on threats to houses of worship

Portland Tribune - News
A work group will come up with recommendations after groups express concerns about legislation.
Audit: Tourism agency should be more transparent

Audit: Tourism agency should be more transparent

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state auditors say Travel Oregon needs to strengthen contracting controls to stretch it's budget.
Cap-and-trade amendments borrow from Republicans, Timber…

Cap-and-trade amendments borrow from Republicans, Timber…

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Democrats mull possible changes to controversial climate legislation some worry could delay fuel regulations.
Funding bill could give troopers a ride on Oregon highways

Funding bill could give troopers a ride on Oregon highways

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Despite its hefty cost, legislation has broad support among lawmakers and groups representing law enforcement.
Appeals court gives green light to forestry measures

Appeals court gives green light to forestry measures

Portland Tribune - News
Justices say political initiatives comply with state constitution, but a deal between forestry and conservationists could make decision moot.
Oregon lawmakers say adios to a pile of proposed bills

Oregon lawmakers say adios to a pile of proposed bills

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Legislators whittle legislation as the short legislative session passes deadline for action.
Bill giving records advocate independence heads to vote

Bill giving records advocate independence heads to vote

Portland Tribune - News
Committee sends legislation to the Senate floor without changes intended to keep council tied to governor's office.
Climate activists swarm Oregon Capitol to support…

Climate activists swarm Oregon Capitol to support…

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Hundreds of demonstrators raise their voices and signs to urge legislators to act on greenhouse gas emissions.
Historic Oregon timber agreement a 'new approach'

Historic Oregon timber agreement a 'new approach'

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Gov. Brown, environmentalists and forestry groups endorse a breakthrough political deal to reform forest practices.
Lawmakers craft plan to relieve Oregon dental care crisis

Lawmakers craft plan to relieve Oregon dental care crisis

Portland Tribune - News
Proposals would use dental therapists to expand access and lower costs for care for children, rural residents and low-income families.
Campaign finance changes worry election advocate

Campaign finance changes worry election advocate

Portland Tribune - News
Critic Dan Meek calls proposed campaign system change measure an 'anti-reform bill.'
Justin Hwang announces candidacy for state Senate

Justin Hwang announces candidacy for state Senate

Gresham Outlook - News
Restaurateur, entrepreneur plans run for vacant Oregon Senate District 25 position.
LO's Gudman jumps into state treasurer race

LO's Gudman jumps into state treasurer race

Portland Tribune - News
Former city councilor seeks Republican nomination to challenge Treasurer Tobias Read in rematch of 2016 race.
Courtney takes another shot at DUII bill

Courtney takes another shot at DUII bill

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation would lower blood alcohol level, affecting who gets stopped for driving under the influence.
Proposed bill: Wear a mask in a riot, face stiff penalties

Proposed bill: Wear a mask in a riot, face stiff penalties

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation planned by Scio representative comes in response to what she said was an 'alarming increase of violent riots in Oregon.'
Oregon? Cap-and-trade? Buckle up. The 2020 legislative…

Oregon? Cap-and-trade? Buckle up. The 2020 legislative…

Portland Tribune - News
Carbon emissions will be make-or-break for both parties. This year, Nike, Uber and Microsoft among the large companies in favor of a system to cut…
Band of Others: Joey Gibson and the face of 'nativist…

Band of Others: Joey Gibson and the face of 'nativist…

Portland Tribune - News
Patriot Prayer leaders insist they're not racists, but they continue to draw praise from white supremacists
Referendum rule change stirs political rumble

Referendum rule change stirs political rumble

Portland Tribune - News
Altered administrative rule could make referendum process more accessible by allowing earlier signature-gathering.
Oregon court puts measure limiting self-checkouts in fast…

Oregon court puts measure limiting self-checkouts in fast…

Portland Tribune - News
Labor-backed initiative to cap grocery store self-checkout stands to two per store a step closer to the ballot.
Boy's death puts focus on mental health care

Boy's death puts focus on mental health care

Portland Tribune - Politics
Elyejah Dean Hauff, 9, inspires conversations about suicide prevention, importance of speaking out
Initiative connects Oregon inmates with their children

Initiative connects Oregon inmates with their children

Portland Tribune - News
Portland nonprofit and Oregon Department of Corrections say effort would improve visitation areas and support families.
Merkley: Senate is on trial in impeachment debate

Merkley: Senate is on trial in impeachment debate

Portland Tribune - News
U.S. senator talks with Oregon reporters after the first day of opening arguments in case presented against President Trump.
Merkley: Impeachment trial a 'travesty' without witnesses,…

Merkley: Impeachment trial a 'travesty' without witnesses,…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat offers observations on Senate proceedings involving President Trump in a call with local reporters.
Oregon public records council shores up support for…

Oregon public records council shores up support for…

Portland Tribune - News
Members say amendments drafted by League of Oregon Cities' lobbyist could 'torpedo' proposals.

Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy…

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Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy…
Justices allowed energy siting rules that conservation groups say hurt public involvement and will greenlight questionable projects.

Oregon AG joins lawsuit to block food stamp changes

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Oregon AG joins lawsuit to block food stamp changes
Federal program helps feed about 586,000 people in Oregon, but about 21,800 could lose benefits under Trump administration's rules.

Small-business owner tapped to fill Williamson…

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Small-business owner tapped to fill Williamson…
Akasha Lawrence-Spence, community activist and real estate firm owner, will serve as a Portland-area state representative through 2020.

Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon…

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Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon…
Some lawmakers urge incentives instead of big steps limiting greenhouse gas emissions to avoid repeat of 2019's GOP walkout.

Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives…

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Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives…
Decision overturns secretary of state action and means proposed ballot measures do not violate Oregon's single-subject rule.

Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

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Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal
Proponents say measure could reduce gun deaths and injuries, but opponents dislike one-size-fits-all approach.

In a nod to base, Oregon Democratic Party…

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In a nod to base, Oregon Democratic Party…
Unionization of the party's staff follows similar moves by labor-friendly campaigns elsewhere.

New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of…

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New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of…
Awareness of sex trafficking has risen while labor trafficking crimes have gone unprosecuted. The attorney general's new task force seeks to change…

Hip treatment keeps Courtney from Oregon Capitol

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Hip treatment keeps Courtney from Oregon Capitol
Senate president skips legislative runup meetings, but expects to be back in action for the February session.

Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE…

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Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE…
Newly disclosed records highlight attempts to curb immigration action that increased tensions with federal authorities.

Truck inspections crucial to ODOT's 'vision zero'

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Truck inspections crucial to ODOT's 'vision zero'
Oregon wants zero deaths on its roads by 2035, but an increasing number of trucks are taxing inspectors.

Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon…

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Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon…
Christmas Day attack on the state's iLearn web program left thousands unable to access mandatory training.

Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal

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Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal
New plan headed to February session hinges on system of emission allowances that can be bought and sold.

DEQ hits recycler with largest air quality fine ever

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DEQ hits recycler with largest air quality fine ever
Norwegian aluminum recycler in The Dalles tagged with $1.3 million penalty for processing dirty material.

Land-use watchdog sues to block Aurora Airport…

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Land-use watchdog sues to block Aurora Airport…
Legal fight asks judge to invalidate plans by the Oregon Department of Aviation and the Oregon Aviation Board to expand the runway.

Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics…

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Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics…
Legislative attempts to mandate social studies in Oregon classrooms flop . Secretary of state's office shifts priorities to promote education program.

Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns

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Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns
He has been floated as a possible Republican candidate for secretary of state.

Oregon truck crashes decline as inspectors teach,…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon truck crashes decline as inspectors teach,…
While tragic headlines seem plentiful, crashes involving trucks aren't happening at the rate you might expect.

Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…

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Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…
Legal fight related to GOP walkout alleged that Senate President Courtney and others violated Boquist's rights.

Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…

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Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…
Environmentalists trying to get before Oregon voters later this year contend the state acted illegally in blocking their petition effort.

Portland mayor candidate Michael Burleson suspends…

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Portland mayor candidate Michael Burleson suspends…
The candidate announced Monday, Jan. 6 that he would suspend his campaign for mayor of the city of Portland.

Wyden: Congress must check Trump on potential war…

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Wyden: Congress must check Trump on potential war…
Oregon Democrat draws standing ovation from 400 at Sunday town hall meeting in Tigard.

County to settle with fired racial disparities…

Portland Tribune - News
County to settle with fired racial disparities…
Board proposes paying $55,000 to Amanda Lamb, who'd irked elected officials with comments at Vegas conference

Oregon lawmaker accused of misconduct in vaccine…

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Oregon lawmaker accused of misconduct in vaccine…
Conduct probe finds Democratic Rep. Brad Witt did not discriminate, but House Committee on Conduct to rule in January.

Feds blame Oregon, California for national rise in…

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Feds blame Oregon, California for national rise in…
Unsheltered in Oregon rose 10 percent -- to 15,876 statewide -- in 2019, according to Housing and Urban Development.

Rising AFL-CIO leader navigates labor, economic…

Portland Tribune - News
Rising AFL-CIO leader navigates labor, economic…
Public sector union chief Graham Trainor says working people are 'a point where they can't be pushed further.'

State agency mentorship helps directors overcome…

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State agency mentorship helps directors overcome…
Summer Warner and her Department of Administrative Services team work to provide support network for new and experienced state leaders.

Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving…

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Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving…
Elmonica fifth graders behind Oregon's new 'Beagle Bill' will be honored at a Jan. 13 ceremonial bill signing.

Shattered Oregon foster care system pins hopes on…

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Shattered Oregon foster care system pins hopes on…
Alvarez & Marsal pocket $3 million at end of contract after proposing big changes to overhaul dysfunctional program.

Nonprofit plugs defense lawyers into new science

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Nonprofit plugs defense lawyers into new science
Portland's Forensic Justice Project made headlines by overturning manslaughter conviction and is poised to expand its work.

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