Oregon gay rights leader Jerry Weller dies at age 69

Portland Tribune - News
Gerald K. Weller lead Portland Town Council, which advocated for LGBTQ rights across Oregon.

Senators react negatively to Trump's court nominee

Portland Tribune - News
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, say confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh opens the way for five conservatives on Supreme Court to overturn…

Constituent calls police on canvassing lawmaker

Clackamas Review - News
The incident spurred the creation of the hashtag CampaigningWhileBlack and made national headlines

Oregon senators offer views on how to block Trump's court…

Portland Tribune - News
Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley agree that a handful of Republicans must join minority Democrats; Wyden says new justice could 'turn back the clock' on…

Audit sounds alarm at animal shelter

Portland Tribune - News
Problems continue to fester two years after critical audit of Multnomah County facility.

Merkley: Bipartisan opposition only hope to derail Trump…

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon Democrat tells town hall attendees in Clackamas that Democrats and their allies lack the votes to block a replacement for Justice Anthony…

High costs underpower electric vehicle surge

Portland Tribune - News
Chevy Bolt touted as most affordable, but it's all relative, and advocates say public incentives are still needed.

Inventory: State has 62,000-plus affordable units

Portland Tribune - News
A new database, with affordable housing addresses and expiration dates, set to be unveiled to the public later this month, is designed to help…

State imposes new water testing rules in wake of algae…

Portland Tribune - News
About 150 to 200 water systems in the state may be affected by the new rules, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Anti-union group launches campaign on Janus decision

Portland Tribune - News
The Freedom Foundation plans an email and canvassing campaign to inform Oregon's public-sector workers that union fees are no longer mandatory.

Cornelius City Council won't back Metro housing bond

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A resolution of support for the affordable housing tax measure was voted down on a 2-2 deadlock.

Bill expanding sea lion killing passes U.S. House

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Kurt Schrader warns winter steelhead face 90% extinction risk in Willamette River.

DMV worker who made migrant comment leaves ODOT

Portland Tribune - News
Lori McAllen, a Linn County DMV worker, purportedly wrote on Facebook that migrants should be shot at the border.

Trump travel ban 'fodder for our enemies,' Wyden says

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Ron Wyden visits Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Portland on Friday, June 29.

Eight demonstrators cited during sweep of ICE headquarters

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Protesters taken into custody as officers face federal charges as barriers removed from Southwest Macadam Avenue building.

Buehler unveils education platform

Portland Tribune - News
The GOP nominee for governor says Gov. Kate Brown's biggest failure has been 'indifference to fixing Oregon's public schools.'

IP 43 supporters throw in the towel on 2018 measure

Portland Tribune - News
Challenges to ballot title made collecting needed signatures by July 6 deadline difficult.

Kitzhaber: More needs to be done to protect health reform

Portland Tribune - News
Former governor headlines discussion of needed reforms to program serving one in four Oregonians.

Fee waiver for new accessory dwelling units fixed into law,…

Portland Tribune - Sustainable Life
Portland City Council adopts a $400 fee for homeowners wanting to avoid paying system development charges on new ADUS, to enforce new restrictions on…

Supreme Court: Ballot title for gun control measure needs…

Portland Tribune - News
It's unclear whether supporters have enough time to collect the 88,184 signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Supreme Court ends mandatory union fees

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's public union leaders say the decision won't stop a union 'renaissance' in the state and country.

Oregon could open campaigns to cryptocurrency donations

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson claimed last week that the change would 'expand participation' in state elections.

Woodburn teen enters City Council race

Portland Tribune - Politics
Juan Arriaga, who recently graduated from Woodburn High School, is running in Ward 5

Check your pay stub: New tax begins

Portland Tribune - News
Beginning July 1, Oregonians will notice a new deduction of $1 per $1,000 from their paychecks to generate revenue for public transportation.

Oregon joins suit challenging family separations

Portland Tribune - News
The lawsuit proceeds despite an executive order by President Donald Trump June 20 ordering the end of the separations.

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.

Seattle man pleads guilt to energy tax credit scam

Portland Tribune - News
Martin J. Shain founded a sham company to buy and sell business energy tax credits.

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.

Protest lays siege to Portland ICE headquarters

Portland Tribune - News
Community members protest Trump administration immigration policies and support asylum seekers detained in Sheridan correctional facility.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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