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'Portland Liberation' rally leaves grievances at mayor's…

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Wheeler and police have faced national and local criticism for the handling of dueling late June rallies that ended in violent clashes.

Initiative targets gun safety as Salem stumbles on issue

Portland Tribune - News
Plan is a backup for people who support requiring Oregon gun owners to secure their guns and hope lawmakers can pass a storage law in 2020.

Homecare workers say DHS late payments threaten their…

Portland Tribune - News
The workers' union says the late pay has been an issue for decades, and the state has been slow to respond.

Telemedicine reproductive care connects options in Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
Clinical trial provides health care services for rural women using telemedicine.

Metro's Gonzalez denounces 'Go home' racist attacks

Portland Tribune - News
District 4 councilor criticizes Presdent Trump and calls on people to unite to 'fight for the soul of the country.'

Hardesty boosts Blumenauer's 'climate crisis' declaration

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Earl Blumenauer rallies in Portland for resolution declaring climate change a national emergency.

Boquist's wife reveals death threats, files legislative…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Peggy Boquist said legislative officials created heated political environment that led to threats

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang draws crowd in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters of Yang's Freedom Dividend swarmed Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, July 13.

Mayor: Most protests aren't violent, city isn't 'lawless'

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler addresses misperceptions about Portland during news conference.

Blumenauer pushes for climate change national emergency

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sign on to Oregon congressman's resolution.

Task force to recommend Portland street tolls

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City Council approves appointment of advisory group to help develop policy to discourage driving.

Experts exploring solutions to Portland's violent protests

Portland Tribune - News
Michael German, Mary McCord urge new approaches to defuse endemic Portland street brawls

Construction legislation divvies up millions to statewide…

Portland Tribune - News
One of the last bills passed was also one of the more important, funding housing, building repair and medical treatment for incarcerated youth.

Albert Lee challenges Blumenauer for 3rd congressional seat

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic primary candidate wants to break cycle started by Rep. Earl Blumenauer in 1996.

President invites Timber Unity to take D.C. victory lap

Portland Tribune - News
A growing political group run by farmers, loggers and truckers point to similarities with their movement and President Trump's populist rise.

'Christmas tree bill' pumps out millions to local projects

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation was one of the last to pass, and gives politicians a pile of pork to bring back to districts.

Audit: State cybersecurity needs a major update

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state auditors say agencies' fragmented organization and approach to managing data security ripe for problems, like a major breach in…

Police release photos of 3 new assault suspects at protest

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police Bureau continues to actively investigate violent political rally in central city on June 29.

Overreach? Productive session? Lawmakers shine light on…

Portland Tribune - News
School funding, some environmental victories cited by Democrats; GOP sees walkout as effective tactic against supermajority.

Milkshake protest stirs up controversy across U.S.

Portland Tribune - News
Ted Wheeler's adviser offers support to Andy Ngo, but says no 'physical evidence' of quick-drying cement

Brown: 'I am not backing down' on cap-and-trade legislation

Portland Tribune - News
Governor told reporters resuming fight for carbon legislation is a top priority, and she wants it done soon.

Urban-rural 'cold civil war' forces out cap-and-trade bill

Portland Tribune - News
Perception that House Bill 2020 took from ruralites to give to Oregon's cities gained significant traction, and played a significant role in…

Dome Digest: Sine die edition

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Legislature sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Holocaust education bill to be signed into law in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Governor Brown to sign historic bill at the Center for Holocaust Education in downtown Portland

Lawmakers step up the pace as session hits home stretch

Portland Tribune - News
With most runaway GOP senators back in Capitol and two days before the end, environmental legislation was shelved amid tense votes.

Defiant GOP senators return to a pile of unfinished business

Portland Tribune - News
A few runaway lawmakers plan to show up Saturday, kicking off two marathon days to vote on as many bills as possible.

Airhorns echo in protest through nearly empty Capitol

Portland Tribune - News
Truckers, loggers and activists rally Thursday to protest environmental legislation, after a major bill was scuttled.

Senate negotiations sputter as Republicans' walkout…

Portland Tribune - News
Dozens of bills - including important budget legislation - in limbo as AWOL senators raise money to pay possible fines.

Housing option bill builds bipartisan support

Portland Tribune - News
HB 2001 hopes to fill in 'missing middle' by opening land-use zones to more than just single-family homes.

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.

Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the…

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…

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

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.

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

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

Portland Building audit sparks denials

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor and chief administrative officer push back against critical findings on renovation project

Doubts on Damascus

Gresham Outlook - News
Community members push back against renewed city, while others restart City Council meetings

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.

Troutdale asks voters to pay for City Hall…

Gresham Outlook - News
The S7.3 million bond would be paid back over a 20-year period. Issue will appear on November ballot

Washington County town riven by 'egregious…

Portland Tribune - News
Gaston's mayor and public works director have quit over a series of personnel issues at city hall.

Portland bans use of toxic bird poisons on city land

Portland Tribune - News
City Hall adopted a pest plan that prohibits the use of avicides, which are toxic to many animals, not just birds

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for…

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

Dome digest

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

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national…

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…

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

Hate crime survivors press for tougher Oregon bias…

Portland Tribune - News
Survivors of Russell Courtier, Jeremy Christian push to implement Senate Bill 577 in Salem.

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.

Internet free speech? Ask Ron Wyden

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's senior senator joins Reddit 's Steve Huffman for a freewheeling Ask Me Anything session.

Courtroom battle for 'climate change kids' heating…

Portland Tribune - News
The 21 youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States may get an injunction halting federal drilling permits

Clackamas asks lawmakers to end Damascus 'confusion'

Portland Tribune - News
Clackamas County says it is 'not possible to restore the city to its pre-disincorporation status.'

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.

Wash. firm to conduct search for Wood Village city…

Gresham Outlook - News
Council resolution lets retiring manager negotiate terms with Prothman company.

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.

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.'

Rep. Bonamici: Donald Trump 'not fit' for presidency

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat backs investigations by House colleagues, stops short of endorsing impeachment.

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