Backers drop gun storage initiative for now

Portland Tribune - News
'We are not discouraged and look forward to working with legislators to pass this important measure in the 2019 session.'

Ban on food taxes would be a first

Portland Tribune - News
What will soon be titled Measure 103 could affect taxes on fuel, bottle deposits and even state Medicaid funding, according to a recent analysis.

Boquist asks court to strike down state tax bill

Portland Tribune - News
A state senator from Dallas says the passage of a measure denying certain business owners the ability to take a federal deduction on their state…

Hackers attack state email system

Portland Tribune - News
A phisher sent out 8 million spam emails from Oregon.gov and paralyzed state employees' ability to reply to emails from the public.

IPO threatens legal action if nominee not in governor…

Portland Tribune - News
The Independent Party of Oregon says organizers have to invite its gubernatorial nominee, Patrick Starnes, to debates or face the consequences.

Portland's Ueland State Dept. nomination withdrawn

Portland Tribune - News
The Washington Post reported in March that 'eight of the top 10 State Department jobs are vacant, and some of the people Tillerson managed to get…

Challenges say gun storage plan 'unduly burdens law-abiding…

Portland Tribune - News
The court challenge drastically shortens the time supporters have to gather signatures to get Initiative Petition 44 on the ballot.

Lawmakers blast immigration detention in Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
Sens. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer decry conditions at Sheridan federal prison south of Portland.

Cause of state network outage still unknown

Portland Tribune - News
The core network that supports 80 state agencies collapsed Saturday, June 9, and state officials still don't know why.

Study: A fifth of rural Oregon kids live in poverty

Portland Tribune - News
A report from Save the Children places Oregon 24th among states in terms of how its rural children are faring economically.

Brown, Buehler lose IPO nomination

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, and GOP gubernatorial nominee Knute Buehler both had sought the Independent Party of Oregon nomination for governor.…

Final defendant in Malheur takeover sentenced

Portland Tribune - Politics
All 18 defendants have been sentenced or cleared after the Malheur Wildlife Refuge takeover in 2016.

Buehler's tax returns show donations, about $1 million in…

Portland Tribune - News
GOP nominee and his wife released returns as part of a campaign pledge showing they paid almost $250,000 in federal taxes in 2017.

Challenges aimed at rifle ban initiative pile up at court

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Supreme Court sets June 18 deadline for state AG to respond to challenges by gun groups and others who say the certified ballot title doesn't…

Council approves controversial urban growth plan

Portland Tribune - News
Three-to-one vote clears the way for taller buildings along the Willamette River, in Old Town/Chinatown, and in other parts of the Central City.

PSU's new student body president is the son of undocumented…

Portland Tribune - News
In this Q&A, Luis Balderas Villagrana talks about what it's like to be a DACA recepient, what students like him need to succeed and where he feels…

Immergut nominated to federal bench

Portland Tribune - News
The former U.S. Attorney for Oregon has been a Multnomah County circuit judge since July 2009.

Report: Food stamp fraud, misuse small, but costs…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon investigators claim five merchant convictions for food stamp fraud and $525,000 in court-ordered restitution.

Mayor's chief of staff takes job as TriMet COO

Portland Tribune - News
As chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives for Mayor Ted Wheeler, Henderson was responsible for a number of economic growth and transit…

Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

Portland Tribune - News
The secretary of state, who is second in line to the governor, said he has begun treatment for the tumor, which was caught 'early.'

'Tax parity' initiative closer to 2020 ballot

Portland Tribune - News
A proposed constitutional amendment to equalize tax rates for different types of businesses has enough signatures to secure a draft ballot title.

Political momentum building for family leave law

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers push to end a system in which 'vast majority of Oregonians . . . are forced to make impossible choices' when medical issues arise.

Lawmakers sponsor bill ensuring migrants' access to kids

Portland Tribune - Politics
Wyden, Merkley want more protections for children of detained immigrant parents.

Walters to be state's first female chief justice

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Supreme Court has for the first time in history selected a woman to serve as chief justice of the state's highest court.

Colorado case not likely to resolve other LGBTQ…

Portland Tribune - News
A June 4 U.S. Supreme Court opinion doesn't resolve the question of whether merchants can refuse services to same-sex couples based on the merchants'…

Public asked to weigh in on statewide housing plan

Portland Tribune - News
A long-awaited proposal is scheduled to be released by the end of this year or beginning of 2019.

Despite legal threat, union memberships rise

Portland Tribune - News
A case being contemplated by the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn mandatory public sector union dues, but Oregon unions think the blow could be…

Wyden says Trump tariffs will produce 'economic chaos'

Portland Tribune - Politics
White House says steel and aluminum tariffs will protect U.S. workers, enhance national security.

Forest Grove native named to lead Planned Parenthood group

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Emily McLain, daughter of Rep. Susan McLain, is the next executive director of PPAO.

Nonmedical vaccination exemptions at record high

Portland Tribune - News
A 2013 law to increase the mandatory vaccination rate has failed to produce sustainable improvement in the number of nonmedical exemptions sought by…

Lawmakers seek answers after PSU student found in coma

Portland Tribune - News
Amtrak says there's no evidence of a hate crime after Aaron Salazar found by tracks in California.

Oregon Senate confirms Kathy Wai to TriMet Board

Clackamas Review - News
North Clackamas school board member becomes youngest board member ever serving transit riders

State economist predicts 2019 taxpayer 'kicker'

Portland Tribune - News
Changes in tax law, booming economy boost state revenues beyond official projections.

State eases rules on building officials

Portland Tribune - News
An emergency rule by the Oregon Building Codes Division would have effectively shut down the building programs of dozens of smalls cities that use…

Ethics commission asked to weigh in on special session

Portland Tribune - News
Republican state senator questions whether governor called the session to bolster her campaign.

Job growth slowing, but unemployment at 'record low'

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon employers report having a difficult time filling their job vacancies.

Tax-free grocery initiative closer to state's November…

Portland Tribune - News
A grocery company-backed campaign for IP 37 turned in nearly 180,000 signatures to the secretary of state's office Wednesday.

State grapples with gaps in I.T. project oversight

Portland Tribune - News
Certain state agencies, such as the Secretary of State's Office, are exempt from laws passed in 2014-15 to require state agencies to have independent…

Lawmakers begin cap-and-trade discussions

Portland Tribune - News
The state joint legislative committee on carbon pricing heard from an expert who said a well-crafted carbon-pricing plan could be good for the…

Primary voters set up competitive race for Oregon governor

Portland Tribune - News
Hardesty, Smith to duke it out for Portland City Council seat in November general election.

Schrader leading Wright in Democratic race for 5th…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Incumbent ahead with 86.5 percent of votes; Mark Callahan leads the field in the Republican primary

Buck, Lewis headed for Metro Council runoff

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego city councilor wins primary handily, but margin isn't enough to avoid a showdown in November

GOP candidates tussle in debate over 'desperation,'…

Portland Tribune - News
Radio talk show host Lars Larson wrangles three top challengers with questions on death penalty, taxes and ways to defeat Gov. Brown.

Candidate challenges Blumenauer from afar . . .…

Portland Tribune - News
'In my heart, I am a Portlander, I just haven't gotten there yet. But elect me and I will never leave.'

Poll: GOP primary for governor getting closer

Portland Tribune - News
A recent poll by a Democratic polling firm shows Sam Carpenter is edging up to Rep. Knute Buehler in the race for the Republican nomination May 15.

Libertarians on the road to resolving split

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's largest minor party split in 2011 in a dispute over the party's bylaws.

Survey: Inefficient spending equals government waste

Portland Tribune - News
A survey last month by Portland-based DHM Research sheds more light on how Oregonians define government waste.

Governor proclaims special session for tax bill

Portland Tribune - News
Republican lawmakers still fear Democrats could expand the scope of session.

A year in, Coba focused on state technology,…

Portland Tribune - News
Once the public face of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as Oregon's COO Katy Coba has worked behind the scenes.

Governor nominates intermodal professional for OTC

Portland Tribune - News
Martin Callery, retired chief commercial officer for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, offers a unique perspective on intermodal…

Libertarians propose special session 'walkout'

Portland Tribune - News
Some Republicans also support a 'walkout' if this month's special session agenda moves beyond providing tax relief to owners of sole proprietorships.

GOP governor candidates on abortion, taxes, PERS

Portland Tribune - News
Three candidates facing off for the GOP nomination for governor answers questions about some of the issues important to Republicans

ODOT: Motorists at greater risk in road work zones

Portland Tribune - News
The state transportation agency seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding in work zones.

Governor releases tax returns

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and her husband made more than $152,000 and paid about $36,000 in state and federal taxes.

Audit: Sexual assault kit backlog shrinks…

Portland Tribune - News
'Melissa's Law' passed in 2016 helped spur the processing of thousands of samples of DNA related to sexual assault cases in Oregon.

Peter versus Goliath

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego resident Peter Wright takes on the role of underdog in a challenge he hopes will 'nudge' U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader

Hwang to offer franchise deals for Joy Teriyaki…

Gresham Outlook - News
Justin Hwang, restaurateur running for office, cites mounting costs of doing business.

New rule threatens building inspection programs

Portland Tribune - News
Cities and counties are pushing back on a new state rule that prohibits cities and counties from using independent contractors to administer their…

Metro District 2 race focuses on transportation,…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Buck, Dominguez, Lewis and Pauli will face off for a full term in the May 15 primary election

Sherry Hall faces two opponents for election clerk

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
VIDEO: Sherry Healy, Pamela White will challenge the incumbent in the May primary for Clackamas County

'We will change the world'

Lake Oswego Review - Education
Lakeridge High School students mark the anniversary of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High in Colorado with a walkout and rally at Hazelia…

State education administrator fired after complaints

Portland Tribune - News
Mitch Kruska was dismissed in March after alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money…

Small cities' building permit programs face…

Portland Tribune - News
Opinions by the Oregon Department of Justice and Legislative Counsel indicate may small cities may have to either shut down building programs or hire…

Secretary of State touts 'transparent' elections

Gresham Outlook - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson shares thoughts with Troutdale residents at Skyland Pub.

Lake Oswego high school students unveil 10-point…

Lake Oswego Review - News
LO lawmakers say they'll take the concepts to Salem and draft a proposal for the 2019 legislative session

'Nobody chooses to be an addict'

Lake Oswego Review - News
County officials, leaders compare notes on strategies to combat the opioid epidemic and encourage recovery

Buehler in hot seat over skipping debates

Portland Tribune - News
Knute Buehler has declined invitations for most county-level public forums and debates for the GOP nomination for governor.

Deadline extended for Fairview development…

Gresham Outlook - News
City Council could sacrifice $4 million in system development revenue to attract new apartments.

'Inappropriate comment' forces out business lobby…

Portland Tribune - News
Former legislator Mark Johnson of Hood River said he was 'shocked' and 'deeply disappointed' by group's decision to push for his resignation.

Top officials mum on information officer's departure

Portland Tribune - News
Administrators and legislators say next CIO will face challenges updating state's aging technology.

Governor signs Cleaner Air Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
The Cleaner Air Oregon bill will provide residents more information about the health risks of industrial air emissions.

Candidates make their case for labor post

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Val Hoyle and Lou Ogden speak at Washington County Public Affairs Forum; third candidate on May 15 ballot is absent.

Gresham City Council forms housing task force

Gresham Outlook - News
Members to come from various facets of community for new Housing Task Force, city says.

Kate Brown visits Sabin career/technical center in…

Clackamas Review - News
Governor seeks to boost momentum for funding education in next session of Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers praise funding fix for fighting fires

Gresham Outlook - News
U.S. Forest Service gets access to billions in emergency funds for wildland fires.

What city is luckiest when it comes to Megabucks?

Portland Tribune - News
A review by the Pamplin/EO Capital Bureau shows where winners bought their tickets and how they chose numbers.

'We can fix this broken world'

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego sixth-grader Sonnet Lawson leads 150 people on the 'March for EquALLity' she organized

Pass-through tax bill could be test case

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Brian Boquist says Senate Bill 1528 could be the ideal test case to gain clarity on the definition of a revenue -raising measure.

New initiative targets gun safety, storage rules

Portland Tribune - News
The measure would require that firearms be secured with a trigger or cable lock engaged or in a locked container equipped with a tamper-resistant…

Commission approves Kitzhaber ethics settlement

Portland Tribune - News
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber will have to pay a $20,000 civil penalty for 10 violations of state ethics laws and conflicts of interest related to his…

Fairview seeks to attract 550 more apartments

Gresham Outlook - News
Incentives would let developers avoid at least $4 million in system development charges.

Is 'friendly' annexation too friendly?

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego wants to take a fresh look, but unincorporated residents are unhappy with an initial set of staff recommendations

West Linn releases harassment investigation report

West Linn Tidings - News
Investigator found City Councilor Bob Martin not culpable in 'pervasive' harassment

Troutdale Council ponders fate of abandoned City…

Gresham Outlook - News
Municipal building evacuated in 2011 because of overstressed rafters and roof beams.

'Phantom flusher' eludes officials in $16,000…

Gresham Outlook - News
Paper towels flushed down the toilet cause $16,000 in damages to city's sewage pump.

A roundabout on Halsey? It's proposed

Gresham Outlook - News
Three-city committee for Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village considers dog park, traffic-calming ideas

Circuit court program helps people 'become clean…

Clackamas Review - News
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Michael Wetzel takes over Drug Court from Kathie Steele, first female to be appointed Clackamas County's presiding…

Heavy equipment rental tax heads to Governor's desk

Business Tribune - News
Oregon House and Senate approved HB4139 to simplify an existing complicated tax system

Betty Dominguez appointed to Metro Council

Lake Oswego Review - News
Oak Grove resident will represent Metro District No. 2 for the remainder of the year

Government employee pleads guilty to embezzling…

Portland Tribune - Politics
Linda Hald, former 30-year Community Justice Department employee, pleads to one count, with arrest forthcoming

Lori Chavez-DeRemer plans rematch against Democrat…

Clackamas Review - News
Republican Happy Valley mayor lost 2016 race against freshman legislator 51 to 49 percent

Parrish files for re-election

West Linn Tidings - News
Republican from West Linn hoping for fifth term representing House District 37

Candidates tangle on housing, transportation

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Four seeking to lead Washington County board appear in Tigard at first forum open to the public; they seek the open position in the May 15 primary.

Metro Council set to fill vacant seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Candidates seeking an appointment Thursday will all likely compete for a full term in the May primary

Students take message to Salem: 'Our lives matter'

Lake Oswego Review - News
More than 200 students from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools take their plea for improved school safety to Salem

Rydmark to vie for HD39 seat

Canby Herald - News
He becomes the fourth Republican to register for the coming primary to replace Bill Kennemer

Forest Grove preparing affordable housing 'action…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City councilors and staff discussed some policy options at a 'retreat' Saturday afternoon.

238th Drive rebuild plan spooks area residents

Gresham Outlook - News
Wood Village locals say truck traffic will cause car crashes on Northeast 238th Drive.

WL, LO, Tualatin get to work on potential Stafford…

West Linn Tidings - News
Agreement would lay out how communities would coordinate future development in rural area

Bill expands return-to-play power for kids with…

Portland Tribune - News
A bill headed to the Oregon House adds athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, others to those who can release a student athlete to…

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