Hillsboro politico helping Gov. Inslee run for president

Portland Tribune - News
Former legislator Ben Unger is working with presidential candidate Jay Inslee on his campaign.

Committee approves vaccine bill, devastating opponents

Portland Tribune - News
House Bill 3036 would remove nonmedical exemptions for required vaccines, and has prompted a vocal opposition claiming proposal is government…

Courtney's apology: 'I must do better'

Portland Tribune - News
Senate president returns from medical leave as lawmakers approve resolution of support for harassment victims.

Cities, counties: Don't make us pay for records delays

Portland Tribune - News
Lobbyists plead for more time to work on proposed new public records rules that could include fines for untimely responses.

Portland Means Progress: Mayor's program seeks $15 hourly

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler unveiled a new initiative on March 11 designed for merchants, business.

Lawmakers could give service dogs a pat on the head

Portland Tribune - News
New legislative proposals would honor working dogs across the state, and make it a crime to claim ordinary dog is 'service animal'

Meet the new mayor of Rivergrove: population 370

Portland Tribune - News
Walt Williams says involving residents is key to life i city that sits just south of Lake Oswego.

Lawmakers line up pot bills as remedy to 'War on Drugs'

Portland Tribune - News
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, State Sen. Lew Frederick speak at Urban League of Portland.

Budget plan puts squeeze on state agencies

Portland Tribune - News
Schools avoid cuts as Ways and Means Committee leaders unveil tight spending proposal

All aboard: Greenlick hopes to extend commuter rail line

Portland Tribune - News
Northwest Portland Democrat sees his bill as a way to use TriMet's WES trains to ease highway commutes to Salem

David Emami becomes state's first Iranian-American city…

Clackamas Review - News
In hotly contested contest, Happy Valley's four remaining elected officials vote 3-1 in sixth round

Hardesty charts ambitious course: 'I've been very busy'

Portland Tribune - News
New councilwoman had a busy first two months in office but tells Tribune she is just getting warmed up.

Capitol mourns Richardson at public funeral

Portland Tribune - News
After Wednesday afternoon funeral in the Oregon House chambers, the late secretary of state will be buried in Medford in a private family ceremony.

Multnomah County town keeps billboard ban on the books

Portland Tribune - News
In 1997, Fairview banned constructing, replacing or fixing billboards... but that law may change.

Sen. Jeff Merkley says he will not run for president

Portland Tribune - News
Democrat will focus on 2020 Senate bid, instead of joinging crowded Democratic field.

Health issue forces Courtney to take 10-day leave

Portland Tribune - News
Salem's Peter Courtney is expected back March 18. Gresham's Laurie Monnes Anderson is filling in as presiding officer.

Legislature will pay harassment victims $1 million

Portland Tribune - News
BOLI agreement settles claims by nine victims who say they faced ineffective help from legislative leaders

Finding the 'missing middle'

Gresham Outlook - News
Recent legislation takes aim at combating the lack of new affordable housing

Bonamici takes part in Read Across America day

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon representative chooses 'I Am Sonia Sotomayor,' a children's picture-book biography of the U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Womxn's March draws thousands to downtown rally

Portland Tribune - News
March for women includes demonstrators and calls to action by politicians on a number of issues.

Amanda Fritz: Residential infill 'absolutely appalling'

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioner Amanda Fritz talks about the issues that matter to Southwest Portland

LOBBY POWER: Lawmakers come and go, but the lobby remains a…

Portland Tribune - News
For every lawmaker in Oregon, there are about 12 lobbyists, working to influence votes.

Nation's first statewide rent control bill signed into law

Portland Tribune - News
The bill will cap annual rent increases to 7 percent, plus changes in the consumer price index.

Tributes pour in for Norma Paulus

Portland Tribune - News
She was the first woman to win state constitutional office as secretary of state, also state schools superintendent.

Council delays, changes quake warning requirements

Portland Tribune - News
Only city-owned unreinforced masonry buildings must now post warning signs by March 1 as city considers options for private owners.

Richardson loses cancer battle

Portland Tribune - News
Two years after taking office, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has died after fighting brain cancer for months.

Friends, colleagues praise Richardson's integrity, drive

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state remembered as someone 'deeply committed to public service'

Susheela Jayapal: New politico settles in on county board

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County's first-ever Indian-American commissioner hopes to wage war on homelessness.

State House approves rafting helmet bill

Gresham Outlook - News
After originally introducing the bill in 2017, the concept was refined with input form stakeholders and industry professionals.

House sends rent control measure to governor

Portland Tribune - News
Party-line vote gives renters across the state protections against eviction, huge rent increases.

Lawmakers feel sting of vaccine controversy in midst of…

Portland Tribune - News
Parents, doctors differ on how bill could inform or confuse parents ask they face difficult immunization decisions

Schrader: Still seeks common ground in Congress

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon Democrat rejects efforts to divide party with its new majority in the House; he says 'the goal is to govern.'

Rep. Blumenauer goes to battle for the bees

Portland Tribune - News
Earl Blumenauer introduces Saving America's Pollinators Act at Sabin Elementary School in Portland.

City 'listening session' on police airs debate, friction

Portland Tribune - News
Meeting to hear views on chatty police texts with right-wing leader turns ugly at times.

Local students meet Vice President Mike Pence

Portland Tribune - News
Chemeketa student and Mount Angel resident goes to Washington, meets Vice President Mike Pence.

Mayor Wheeler names Kristin Dennis as new chief of staff

Portland Tribune - News
Dennis replaces former chief of staff, Michael Cox, whose City Hall romance was revealed recently

Greenlick, Post stripped of committees amid Capitol culture…

Portland Tribune - News
House Speaker Tina Kotek demoted representatives, saying their behavior this week does not match the sort of culture legislative leadership is…

Capitol interns, staff use lawsuits to slam harassment,…

Portland Tribune - News
Plaintiffs claim legislative leaders failed to protect them against abuse by Roseburg senator, others

Honk if you think 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote

Portland Tribune - News
'Why is something so important such as voting limited to people who are our present and not our future?'

Oregon Republican Party re-elects Bill Currier as chair

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Republican Party selects Bill Currier for third term as chair. Challenger Sam Carpenter loses

Public gets a say on cap-and-trade proposal

Portland Tribune - News
During the past two weeks, industry leaders and economists have given testimony on a massive proposal that would change Oregon's economy and make it…

GOP firebrand crashes Oregon's often-polite politics

Portland Tribune - News
He uses a sharp pen and blunt language to make his point. He is paid to write press releases at the Legislature. But Jonathan Lockwood's style also…

Neighbors gird for street fight on infill projects

Portland Tribune - News
They thought they were working to protect neighborhoods from McMansions, but they did not see the fourplexes on the horizon.

Green New Deal? Bonamici joins climate change…

Portland Tribune - News
Appointment is latest in series of committee assignments that have resulted in a subcommittee chairmanship for the Beaverton Democrat in her seven…

Cell phone surcharge could help state bridge…

Portland Tribune - News
Business groups oppose plan adding tax to phone bills to pay for expanded rural broadband service.

Defend Oregon slapped with big elections violations…

Portland Tribune - News
Union-backed ballot turn-in effort will pay $94,750 penalty for delivering 97 Multnomah County ballots late

Parents, legislators push for end to school violence

Portland Tribune - News
State will help schools screen for potential violence, promote safety tip line and prevents suicide, harassment and bullying.

Senator refuses to back down after cigarette tax…

Portland Tribune - News
Southern Oregon's Dennis Linthicum stands firm after saying Eric Garner's death was the result of high tobacco taxes.

Legislators lay foundation for housing crisis fight

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters build a case for bills to alter zoning, battle high costs and crushing rent increases.

Pledge of Allegiance returns to Fairview City…

Portland Tribune - News
Decision comes after community members voiced disapproval of change at council meetings.

Gov. Kate Brown says Virginia's Gov. Northam must…

Portland Tribune - News
Brown added that discrimination issues in Virginia 'are much more explicit' than they are in Oregon.

Bill adds fallen firefighters names to roadside…

Portland Tribune - News
Columbia County family of Robert Hales helps introduce amendment during 2019 Legislature.

Governor's prescription: higher tobacco taxes to…

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters push increase to lower costs, but lawmakers probably will send the issue to voters

Unusual political pact could open primaries to…

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state and Green Party candidate want the state's 880,000 nonaffiliated voters to have a say in primaries.

Oregon Senate considers transportation safety bills

Gresham Outlook - News
Death of Gresham teen in 2003 spurs mother to Salem to promote safety legislation

Secretary of state reduces workload amid cancer…

Portland Tribune - News
Dennis Richardson announced he had brain cancer in June, and has cut back his office hours since then. Richardson has not said what kind of cancer he…

Scooters, health data, straws: Oregon lawmakers lob…

Portland Tribune - News
Here's our round-up of Oregon lawmakers' unexpected ideas for the 2019 legislative session.

Sam Carpenter, Bill Currier tussle to command…

Portland Tribune - News
The next chair of the Oregon Republican Party could swing right -- or chart a different course.

Oregon leaders hope to repeat Quebec's…

Portland Tribune - News
State lawmakers wrestling over proposal see bright spot in Canadian province's experience with carbon cutbacks

Court rules lawmakers' sentencing change was proper

Portland Tribune - News
Clackamas County DA worries legal decision, Legislature's action could damage initiative process

Hefty climate action bill draws attention, scrutiny

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters see benefits to state as emissions drop; opponents worry about increasing costs for families, industries.

Graduation rates are on the rise in Estacada

Estacada News - News
Estacada High School, Summit Learning Charter students graduated at higher rates than state average

Local mayor removes Pledge of Allegiance from…

Portland Tribune - News
Voruz: New mayor should have discussed decision to remove pledge with councilors

Portland comedian asked to prove citizenship at bus…

Portland Tribune - News
Mohanad Elshieky was granted asylum to live in the U.S. after fleeing his homeland of Libya.

Starnes hammers together campaign finance support

Portland Tribune - News
Independent candidate continues his fight to limit contributions, increase accountability among big donors

Bark if you want an official state dog

Portland Tribune - News
Measures in 2019 session would add Border collies as state dog and basin wildrye as official state grass.

Portlanders dress as superheroes in protest against…

Portland Tribune - News
About 100 people gathered outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building on Jan. 26.

Fairview waives utility late fees for furloughed…

Gresham Outlook - News
The Fairview program will conclude when the shutdown ends, and utility bill payers will then have 30 days to adjust their accounts

Graduation rates inch up for Portland high schools

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon had third-worst graduation rates in the country at 75 percent in 2016, according to national numbers.

Oregon lawmaker says imposters sent email slamming…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon State Police alerted to emails involving Rep. Mark Meek, whose district includes Oregon City.

Redemption: Sen. Jackie Winters sees hope in second…

Portland Tribune - News
In her final term, the longtime Salem Republican leader uses her family's experience to make issues of justice and reform very personal

Butteville Store hosts meal, show for federal…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Locals show support for furloughed, unpaid workers in the community with live bluegrass show and a catered dinner

Oregon lawmakers launch session with gusto, little…

Portland Tribune - News
Legislature kicks off 2019 session with anticipation that it could be 'consequential'

REFUSING TO BACK DOWN

Lake Oswego Review - Education
Despite angry emails and threats, student activists and two state lawmakers from Lake Oswego say they'll proceed with comprehensive gun-reform bill

24 years later: Andy Duyck exits Washington County…

Portland Tribune - News
'It's difficult to walk away ... but I am excited about my future life,' outgoing board chairman says after unplanned political career.

First day in office

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville freshmen reps are sworn in, look forward to legislative session

Citizens' voices can have a big impact in Capitol

Portland Tribune - News
Interest groups, lobbyists and big business spend big money to do it, why not you too?

Women's March challenges Right to Life rally in…

Portland Tribune - News
The protesters gathered downtown Saturday, Jan. 19 in opposition to gendered oppression.

Oregon lawmakers find Trump at fault for federal…

Portland Tribune - News
Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden blast president at Oregon Food Bank.

Parks district to push for affordable housing

Portland Tribune - News
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation has included affordable housing among its legislative priorities.

Jennifer Brownlee to train for Happy Valley office

Clackamas Review - News
Happy Valley's Traffic & Public Safety Committee member is applying for vacant seat on City Council

Brown: 'Together we can build a better Oregon'

Portland Tribune - News
Governor urges lawmakers to find solutions to tough issues of homelessness and climate change

Kotek says schools, housing among her top priorities

Lake Oswego Review - News
House Speaker tells Willamette Women Democrats that Oregon will be a 'beacon of hope'

Three weeks into shutdown, state government…

Portland Tribune - News
Deep impacts could mean future funding for welfare programs and some state agencies is uncertain

Decades later, Courtney rolls out another DUI…

Portland Tribune - News
Senate President wants to lower blood alcohol content to .05, but he might have a tough fight on his hands.

Legislative leaders hope to settle BOLI harassment…

Portland Tribune - News
A mediator could host meetings as lawmakers get a headstart on workplace reforms to head off future problems

State law shields some doctors from scrutiny

Portland Tribune - News
Legislators put little teeth into a 2018 law that requires doctors to register for a program that monitors drug prescriptions

Portland officials: New earthquake signs not a lien

Portland Tribune - News
Bureau of Development Services pushes back after City Hall protesters slam unreinforced masonry rule

MacLaren takes STEPS to cool down young offenders

Portland Tribune - News
Under the old system, incarcerated youth would be locked away; a new process lets them gradually release their emotions.

Cooper moves to council's top spot

Gresham Outlook - News
Recently elected members join incumbents on Fairview City Council for start of new year.

Occupy Portland activist Cameron Whitten to lead Q…

Portland Tribune - News
The 2012 Portland mayoral candidate talks next steps after leaving tour company Know Your City.

Wyden: Let politicians use campaign funds for…

Portland Tribune - News
FEC agrees to Oregon senator's request, as dangers of hacking are highlighted around the world

Multnomah County leaders throw dance party at the…

Portland Tribune - News
'Run the World (Girls)' by Beyonce was blasted in support of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Portland mayor's chief of staff Michael Cox resigns

Portland Tribune - News
The letter of resignation follows the discloure of Cox's City Hall affair about two weeks ago.

BOLI: Legislative leaders failed to curb harassment

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Detailed report points to an atmosphere of fear that cast a pall over lawmakers and legislative staff.

Oregon 15th state most affected by federal shutdown

Portland Tribune - News
WalletHub study says Oregon most affected because it has the fourth highest percent of residents receiving food stamps.

Sherwood resident at center of health care battles

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Patrick Allen of Sherwood runs the Oregon Health Authority; he's expecting a hectic legislative session.

'Tireless leader' Hardesty takes her seat on City…

Portland Tribune - News
City's first elected African-American woman says 'this is where it starts.'

DAs sometimes make 'in the public interest'…

Portland Tribune - News
A TOUGH LESSON: County prosecutors have the power to impose steep fees when people want to see public documents.

County prosecutor blasts student's records request…

Portland Tribune - News
A TOUGH LESSON: Email exchange shows Clatsop County DA's reluctance to provide public information to UO student.

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