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State gets roster for primary election, first since Trump

The window for candidates to register for Oregon’s primary elections has closed – a step toward the first general elections in the state since President Donald Trump took office and …


Oregon sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations

The state of Oregon has sued Nevada gambling mogul Steve Wynn and the board of directors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for allegedly failing to act in the best interests of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies, alleges age discrimination

A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle this …


Dead Steller sea lion washes ashore in Cannon Beach

People gathered this weekend to watch researchers perform a necropsy on a Steller sea lion that was found dead near Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach.


Marion County, Oregon, scales back curbside recycling

Marion County has joined other Oregon communities in scaling back its curbside recycling program.


Oregon lawmakers look ahead to capping greenhouse gases

With the short 2018 legislative session behind them, Oregon politicians are already looking forward to pushing a cap on greenhouse gas emissions during next year’s long session.


Man sues Oregon strip club where dancer threw bottle at him

A 28-year-old man who says he still has scars on his forehead two years after an adult dancer threw a beer glass at him has filed a lawsuit against her …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Clay-target shooting is a growing high school sport in Oregon, Washington

School shootings over the past couple years frustrate Dale Nelson of Oregon City as much or more than all Americans.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Man charged in Oregon State threat made same claim in 2017

An ex-student accused of threatening a shooting at Oregon State University was on probation for making similar threats last year.


Driver in Oregon double fatal was extremely intoxicated

Authorities say a motorist who caused a September crash that killed both drivers had a blood-alcohol content of 0.57 percent – a life-threatening figure that’s more than seven times the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Oregon wants to shut down state’s newest mega-dairy

The state wants to shut down Oregon’s newest mega-dairy over allegations it has repeatedly endangered nearby drinking water.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Oregon effort to declare health care a right falters

An effort to insert an amendment in Oregon’s Constitution making health care a right died amid concerns by lawmakers that it would expose the state to lawsuits.


Oregon seeks to protect state election system from Russia

The state office in charge of Oregon’s elections was granted funding from the Legislature for an internet security position to protect against Russian government interference and hacking by others, officials …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Oregon pollution plan moves forward

A plan intended to address Oregon air standards following the discovery of airborne pollutants in Portland neighborhoods advanced Tuesday in the Legislature.


Oregon youth softball program to raffle AR-15-style gun

An Oregon youth softball program has decided to move forward with plans to raffle off an AR-15-style assault weapon as part of its fundraiser.


Oregon state representative’s call questioned women in leadership

An Oregon state representative, who might seek a state Senate seat, called in to a political talk show in 2009, saying he wasn’t “comfortable” with the thought of a woman …


Oregon senator wants making threats against schools a felony

A person threatening to attack a school could be charged with a felony and not just a misdemeanor in Oregon under an amendment introduced Monday amid a spate of threats …


Confirmed case of dog flu reported in Grants Pass, Oregon

A confirmed case of dog flu has been reported in Grants Pass.


Men working to restore cemetery in honor of the dead

Rick Pyburn often thinks about the lives of the people who have been laid to rest at Gingles Cemetery.


Eastern Oregon man admits to trying to have sex with child

An Oregon man has accepted a plea deal in which he will spent four years in prison for trying to have sex with a girl younger than 14.


Rodents go with the territory in Astoria

Oregon’s largest cities – Portland, Eugene and Salem – have been seeing an uptick in urban rats this year.


Fee increases proposed at Oregon’s Crater Lake

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It could soon cost more to enter Crater Lake National Park. The Herald and News reports the park plans to increase the single-vehicle entrance fee on …


Oregon man accused of threatening Trump will have mental exams

An Oregon man charged with making online threats to kill President Trump will undergo a mental competency evaluation before he returns to U.S. District Court in Eugene.


Oregon man accused of using fake boulders for $1M pot shipment

A 37-year-old man accused of stashing $1 million worth of marijuana in fake boulders and attempting to ship it from Springfield, Oregon, to Oklahoma City now faces facing a federal …


2 men from Oregon say they plan to run for Kansas office

The arts editor and theater critic at an Oregon weekly paper say they plan to run for governor and lieutenant governor of Kansas.


Oregon search and rescue dog falls 30 feet, survives

A search and rescue dog with Mountain Wave Search and Rescue fell 30 feet off a cliff while on a hike with her handler and survived.


RAD Expo urges cannabis businesses to get the word out better

With a few big exceptions, doing business in the legal cannabis realm is just like any other competitive industry.


New permit would allow more pollution from Boardman plant

A natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman run by Portland General Electric would be allowed to emit more than three times more carbon monoxide and eight times more smog-causing pollution …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 11 p.m.

Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate.


Student asks lawmakers to help pay for Salem shelter

A Salem high school student has asked Oregon lawmakers to help him open a shelter for homeless youth.