Stories tagged: oregon
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Public employees slam retirement system proposal
Public employees and union leaders are criticizing proposals to reduce benefits in order to help fund Oregon’s public pension system.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
State Land Board votes to sell Oregon’s oldest state forest
Oregon’s state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state’s oldest public forest.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 12:21 P.M.
Medical Examiner: Portland officer did not shoot teen in the back
Police say a Portland officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old fired three shots. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that state medical examiner Dr. Karen Gunson said Monday that despite social media …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 12:19 P.M.
UO considers raising undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent
The University of Oregon is considering raising in-state undergraduate tuition by 10.6 percent in the fall to pay for increased salaries, health care and retirement costs for school employees.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:48 P.M.
Charges refiled against pipeline protester after hung jury
Charges have been refiled against an Oregon man who tried to shut off an oil pipeline north of Seattle last fall to make a statement about climate change.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
Oregon proposal could allow public to hunt ‘problem’ wolves
Oregon wildlife officials have long maintained that no hunting season is planned for the state’s wolf population, even as the number of wolves in state continues to grow.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 4:30 P.M.
Wounded Oregon state trooper leaves hospital after Christmas shooting
An Oregon State Police trooper who was shot several times during a Christmas night shooting is out of the hospital.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 12:58 P.M.
Bees struggle to survive Oregon’s brutal winter
Seven hives’ worth of honey bees at Oak Hill School in Eugene died this winter. When the group of 16 second-grade students who tend to the normally buzzing insects found …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:58 A.M.
Portland police arrest 2 accused of Trump-protest vandalism
Portland police detectives have arrested two young men accused of damaging businesses during November’s post-election riot in the Pearl District.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:27 P.M.
Flooding closes Oregon’s coastal highway; other areas hit
Flooding closed Oregon’s coastal highway on Thursday, while landslides hit some areas in Portland amid unrelenting rain.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 12:25 P.M.
Packy, Oregon’s beloved elephant, dies at 54
Packy, the Asian elephant who drew international attention when he was born, including an 11-page spread in Life magazine, died Thursday at the Oregon Zoo. He was 54. Packy was …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 11:59 A.M.
Portland developers sue to evict homeless tent camp
Two Portland development companies have filed a lawsuit in order to evict a homeless tent camp across the street from a hotel they are renovating.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff
Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch nearly three …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:19 A.M.
School’s Native American statue, now banned, finds new home
A steel statue removed from a coastal Oregon town after the state banned Native American mascots has found a new home.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 4:02 A.M.
15 men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting
Police arrested 15 men from Oregon, Washington and Canada during a one-week undercover sex trafficking operation.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 12:32 P.M.
Oregon woman uses billboard to request kidney donation
An Oregon woman who needs a kidney transplant is trying to reach potential donors through a highway billboard. Roxanne Loomis, 64, a Eugene nurse, has been on the kidney donor …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:05 A.M.
Groups clash on Oregon bus; boy stabbed
Springfield police are looking for a suspect accused of stabbing a boy following a dispute on a bus.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:58 A.M.
Judge restricts workers’ testimony about fear over Oregon ranching standoff
Federal wildlife employees will again be barred from testifying about any fear they felt during last winter’s armed occupation of a national bird sanctuary in southeastern Oregon. U.S. District Judge …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:46 A.M.
Judge: Kids suing over climate change should simplify case
A federal judge says lawyers representing a group of youths arguing over climate policy should simplify their case if they want to make it to trial later this year in …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:12 A.M.
Oregon farm sues over deadly mink feed
A lawsuit filed by an Oregon farm says animal feed tainted with botulism killed 11,000 of its mink, resulting in a loss of $2.8 million.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:04 P.M.
New bill: Workers can’t be barred from smoking pot off-hours
Employers in Oregon would be prohibited from banning marijuana use by employees during their days off under a bill introduced in the Oregon Senate.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 12:56 P.M.
Oregon school district bans Confederate flag after fight
An Oregon school district banned the Confederate flag from school property following a fight between two girls, one of whom was wearing a hat that included the symbol.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:59 A.M.
Parasite found in Portland drinking water
Officials say a trace amount of cryptosporidium parasite has been found in a test of Portland drinking water for the fourth time this year.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:51 A.M.
Oregon woman dies after zip line failure
Authorities say a woman died while riding on a zip line that stretches across a river in northwestern Oregon.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:21 P.M.
3 Oregon refuge defendants plead guilty to trespassing
Three of the final seven defendants charged in the Ammon Bundy-led takeover of a national wildlife refuge last year took plea deals Monday instead of heading to trial next week.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 11:27 P.M.
West Side snow closes schools, prompts warnings
Winter weather advisories were issued for western Washington and Oregon as overnight snow snarled roadways and prompted school closures.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 10:29 P.M.
Oregon governor urges legal action against Trump directive
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urged Oregon’s attorney general on Thursday to quickly take legal action against the federal government over President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 12:54 P.M.
Red, blue states split over Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order
President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on “sanctuary cities” has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 2:17 P.M.
Backers of right to die fear Trump Supreme Court nominee
Supporters of a terminally ill person’s right to take his or her own life are alarmed by President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat. Peg Sandeen, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:22 P.M.
Cost of Oregon Shakespeare Festival tickets increase
The price of tickets for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is rising for 2017. The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that tickets range from $67 to $140 for the season that opens …