Oregon Government News
Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
Yesterday | OregonLive.com
The Oregon Education Investment Board, created by the Legislature in 2011 at the governor's request, is so ... Kitzhaber. We mean that in a good way.
Sunday | KOMO News
A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code. With no sales tax and property taxes constrained by 1990s ballot measures, Oregon relies on the income tax for nearly $7 of every $10 it collects - more than any other state.
Nearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver's license or state identification card but aren't registered to vote will soon get a postcard reminding them to register. The secretary of state's office says the postcards will go out on Monday.
Blogger, author and now documentary maker Dick Weinman says his latest project was only intended to be a training video. "Now I find my independent spirit curtailed, but I strive to hold on to it, walking along the thin edge of dignity," the retired broadcaster and Oregon State University professor said in the piece, detailing his life in an assisted living facility.
The whopping price tag of a promising new drug-- $1,000 a pill -- that could help an estimated 95,000 sick Oregonians has the state and commercial insurers balking at coverage. Gilead Sciences wants to sell more Sovaldi, a new drug hailed as a near-miracle cure for the sometimes-fatal Hepatitis C. But citing the 12-week treatment cost of $84,000 , Oregon officials want to put strict new restrictions on access to the drug, especially for those in earlier stages of the disease.
The mother of a 4-year-old Oregon girl who died after being diagnosed with an E. coli infection says the first symptoms appeared two days before the Labor Day weekend, when Serena Profitt and her younger sister visited a public swimming pool and then threw up. Rachel Profitt of Otis told The Oregonian that 2-year-old Hannah bounced back, but Serena was sick again the next day.
'I cannot sleep at night because of her face or tears or screams are in my mind,' Rachel Profitt said. Her daughter, Serena, died after contracting E. coli during a Labor Day weekend trip to the Oregon coast.
Ads by Google. BlueOregon doesn't control the content, and we know that sometimes the ads are really wrong.
Our car broke down a few months ago. It sat in the shop for 48 hours. During that time, I griped and grumbled about the inconvenience.
The campaign behind legal pot in Oregon has said all along convincing young people to fill out ballots for November's election will be crucial in the push for Measure 91. Now, pot campaigners have put a dollar amount on the sentiment, kicking in $100,000 to liberal political operatives at Our Oregon for voter registration. The people behind a measure to require labeling of GMOs have donated more.
Islam: On Wednesday, President Barack Obama told the nation that the organization referred to as the Islamic State "is not Islamic." Upon what basis does he make such an assertion? Is he an Islamic scholar or, at the very least, a Muslim who can propound what constitutes orthodox Islam? Historically, Islam was spread with the sword.
The quasi-public corporation, which in reality behaves like a profit-seeking business, is by now a damaged brand engendering derision. The state-sponsored online service to help Oregonians buy health insurance has been a train wreck since failing, nearly a year ago, to launch successfully and as promised.
Scientists say Oregonians-especially in the northwest part and central parts of the state - have a good chance of seeing the aurora borealis, or northern lights Thursday night, and an even better chance Friday night. According to AccuWeather.com astronomer Hunter Outten, a coronal mass ejection on the sun earlier this week will create a geomagnetic storm and the brightly dancing lights known as the aurora.
By Roey Thorpe of Portland, Oregon. Roey works with the national LGBT equality movement.
PORTLAND TO HOST INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS BUSINESS CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND Event aimed at helping people to build successful businesses with this new cash crop PORTLAND, ORE. - Oregon is projected to legalize marijuana in the coming election, making it the third state to offer new entrepreneurial opportunities in the next great industry.
This illustration, from Ambre's environmental review, shows the area within the Port of Morrow at which Ambre Energy would like to build a dock. Indicated by light shading, it sits between an ethanol dock and a grain loading dock.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:35 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC