'Credible threat' forces Senate to cancel Saturday session

Portland Tribune - News
People associated with Oregon militia groups have been active on social media, calling for 'defense force' to protect GOP runaways.

'This is the saddest day of my legislative life'

Portland Tribune - News
State police begin search for runaways as legislative leaders tell absent GOP senators 'Oregon needs you.'

Job Corps centers will remain open

Estacada News - News
Nine centers were proposed for deactivation, including the Timber Lake Job Corps near Estacada.

Senate GOP on the run; session bumbles into 'train wreck'

Portland Tribune - News
Cap-and-trade bill protest ruins quorum as governor sends state troopers to round up runaways.

Public safety fee to fund two police positions

Sandy Post - News
Proposed ordinance to adopt fee set for second reading at July 15 council meeting

Community rallies around Timber Lake Job Corps

Estacada News - News
Estacada hosts town hall meeting in light of proposed center closure in Mt. Hood National Forest

May unemployment lowest in nearly three years

Portland Tribune - News
State's recent economic expansion has seen the lowest unemployment rates since 1976.

Cap and trade passes House after heated debate

Portland Tribune - News
State's new environmental policy heavily regulates carbon emissions, causing some to worry about economic impact.

Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval.

State turns to consultants to clean up foster care mess

Portland Tribune - News
Alvarez and Marsal get a $1 million contract to handle 'crisis consulting' for agency battered by problems.

Proposed tobacco tax springs to life as referral to voters

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders hope voters approve a $2 per-pack tax hike to fund Oregon Health Plan.

Dome Digest

Portland Tribune - News
Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head next to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Democrats back off campaign contribution limits

Portland Tribune - News
With opposition looming in the Senate, supporters say they'll push for constitutional changes in another session.

Plato's packs closet with reasonably priced fashion…

Gresham Outlook - News
Franchise store buys, sells used clothes and accessories for teen, young adult market

Air horns of protest can't stall action on climate bill

Portland Tribune - News
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon cleared a key hurdle in Salem.

Political turblence could derail cap-and-trade plans

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic leaders are trying to hold votes together as they work to quell concerns.

Do-good dads

Sandy Post - News
Bill Matson, Rob Copher and Carlos Manzano were nominated by their families to be highlighted in The Post's annual Father's Day feature. These men…

Donations will help food pantry buy refrigerated van

Sandy Post - News
The Sandy Community Action Center is raising funds to buy a new refrigerated van. It needs about $15,000 to meet its goal.

Lawmakers say so long to single-use plastic bags

Portland Tribune - News
Plastic straws? Gone. Plastic bags? Gone. Polystyrene boxes for takeout food? Still hanging around.

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets…

Portland Tribune - News
A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon's weed.

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for unpaid tickets

Portland Tribune - News
Some worry state practice hits poor people with an expensive legal double-whammy.

Landowner kills cougar in at popular Gorge trailhead

Gresham Outlook - News
Animal killed two goats near Angel's Rest Trailhead on Wednesday, June 5; trailhead closed in response

Dome digest

Portland Tribune - News
These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians.

PERS vote riles union fury toward Dems

Portland Tribune - News
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national popular vote

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to join other states in ignoring the Electoral College now goes to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.

What time is it? Permanent DST, lawmakers say

Portland Tribune - News
If California joins Oregon and Washington, Congress must let the three states abandon Pacific Standard Time.

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit fight

Portland Tribune - News
'The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.'

Merkley, Wyden introduce legislation to protect Job Corps…

Estacada News - News
Timber Lake Job Corps in Estacada is one of nine centers proposed for deactivation

Sandy Mountain Festival selects Five Generation Court

Sandy Post - News
Th 2019 Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court is comprised of Queen Julie Stephens, and princesses Skyla Harper, Tracy Hoyle, Melinda Rusaw…

Sandy Transit takes second drive with electric bus

Sandy Post - News
Sandy Area Metro explores other green options for vehicle fleet in the future

Olin Y. Bignall pool closes with a splash

Sandy Post - News
Beloved facility closed at least until city can securefunding for renovations

ODFW urges caution after cougar sighting

Sandy Post - News
Signs warning Sandy residents to proceed with caution remain posted in the area of 362nd Drive near Tickle Creek Trail after a resident reported…

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Portland Tribune - News
A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn't said how many workers it needs to make things better.

Doodling for the digital glory

Sandy Post - News
Sandy High freshman named state finalist in national Doodle for Google contest

Brown weighs plan to squeeze 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Capping the amount taxpayers could receive is one idea being floated to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

New state librarian settling in among stacks of…

Portland Tribune - News
Jennifer Patterson is anxious to become part of Oregon's library community as she learns her way around state and its connection to books.

Clackamas County jail guard jailed, now out on bail

Clackamas Review - News
Brandon Kearns on unpaid administrative leave for allegedly harrassing, strangulating ex-girlfriend

PERS reform passes after Speaker whips last-minute…

Portland Tribune - News
After an initial vote, Speaker Tina Kotek was two votes shy of passing her bill. But some late politicking got the job done.

Bigfoot says only you can stomp out wildfires

Portland Tribune - News
The big Northwest guy appears in June on state posters and in a social media campaign encouraging people to avoid starting fires.

Sandyites remember those who gave all

Sandy Post - News
VFW hosts ceremony commemorating fallen military service members at Fir Hill Cemetery

Sally Tripp prepares for life after Sandy High…

Sandy Post - News
Sarah Dorn set to replace retiring assistant principal starting in August 2019

Chartering a path

Sandy Post - News
Pioneering OTA students set to graduate from International Baccalaureate program

Colleagues remember Jackie Winters as 'fierce…

Portland Tribune - News
Elected to the Legislature in 1998 as the state's first African-American Republican, Winters was an icon and leaves a legacy for all Republicans.

Gun bill demise angers students in 'fight for our…

Portland Tribune - News
Young people try to negotiate obstacles as they lobby hard for changes to make their schools safe from gun violence.

Suicide-prevention bills try to shield youth from…

Portland Tribune - News
'Our schools have become the de facto social service providers of our communities, yet we hadn't really been funding them that way.'

Despite new bucks, PERS still could gobble up…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers trying to control retirement costs, but grants to local districts might not be enough to block funding erosion.

'A wake-up call'

Gresham Outlook - News
In wake of 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, neighbors, officials focus on safety of Oxbow Regional Park on Sandy River

Kids can cast for trout this Saturday at the MHCC…

Gresham Outlook - News
The ODFW will stock the MHCC pond with rainbow trout just prior to the free fishing event on Saturday, May 25, in Gresham.

Noriega, Lewis win MHCC board races

Gresham Outlook - News
The newly constituted board may consider asking voters again for a facilities bond

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills…

Portland Tribune - News
Criminal justice policies are Legislature's theme of the week, including bill to reform how juveniles accused of violent crimes are tried and…

April showers, high temps lead to rapid snowmelt

Sandy Post - News
Water outlook for 2019 summer not promising as regional snowpack diminishes

Proposed fee will address shortfall in police…

Sandy Post - News
City Council considers sources to fund two new police officers within next biennium

Newcomers take contested seats on Hoodland Fire…

Sandy Post - News
Jacob Rackley, Shirley Dueber, Mary Ellen Fitzgerald elected in May 21 election

Levy passes to fund additional coverage for…

Sandy Post - News
Ballot Measure 3-546 receives 70% support in May 21 election with all precincts reporting

Anderson re-elected to Oregon Trail School Board

Sandy Post - News
Incumbent Marie Teune and newcomer Nicole O'Neill also elected in May 21 race

Unions search for path around dues deduction…

Portland Tribune - News
Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive.

Lawmakers wrestle with plans for kicker 'windfall'

Portland Tribune - News
Paying down PERS debt is one strategy, and others want to 'sock it away' for a rainy budget day

Hail to the (teen) chief

Gresham Outlook - News
The new student body president of Mt. Hood Community College is barely 16 years old

Ill-fated vaccine fight stoked grassroots anger

Portland Tribune - News
Motivated citizens, egged on by social media campaigns and powerful anti-vaccine groups, left some legislators shaken.

Cap-and-trade bill takes step toward reality

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark carbon pricing proposal moved out of committee on a party-line vote after months of hearings and amendments.

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