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Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.


High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.


Grazing permits blocked for ranchers in Oregon land dispute

A federal judge has blocked the grazing permits issued to father and son ranchers who were the focus of a battle about public land.


Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured.


Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a …


Thrifty Ice Cream expands to Washington; Crown & Thistle opens Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

Just in time for warmer weather, the award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream is now available at Rite Aid stores in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 48-ounce containers and in as many …


Crew rescued after fishing boat catches fire, washes ashore

Officials say a fishing vessel from Washington state caught fire while at sea and washed ashore in Oregon still in flames.


Pac-12 spring football notebook: Justin Herbert returns to quarterback Oregon Ducks

One Pacific-12 Conference team that doesn’t have a quarterback issue is Oregon, which has Justin Herbert back for his senior season.


Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in …


Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

A record number of wolves are roaming Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a report released Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Body found in home of man who was an original Mouseketeer

Police in southern Oregon have found a body at the home of a missing man who was an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Oregon OKs 1st statewide mandatory rent control law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation’s first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say skyrocketing rent costs in the economically booming …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Amtrak train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving

Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck …


Winter storm delays school starts in parts of Northwest

Schools in western Oregon delayed start times or closed altogether as another round of winter weather hit parts of the Northwest, producing slick roads and causing flights to be cancelled …


Fifth possible measles case reported in Oregon

Officials in Oregon’s Multnomah County are reporting a fifth possible case of measles. The Oregonian reports four people already diagnosed with measles were exposed to the highly contagious virus from …


Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts

Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Oregon set to become first state with mandatory rent controls

Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Oregon man who calls for help gets arrested on sex charges

A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in …


Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


Oregon’s pioneering craft brewery closing amid sagging sales

BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month.


Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Oregon photographer drugged, raped young models, authorities say

A professional photographer drugged and sexually assaulted young models or aspiring models he worked with in Oregon and California, federal and state authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …


Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

Two ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.


Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.