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3 hrs ago | Portland Tribune
On Feb. 27, when the House Committee on Rules voted 8-0 to send House Bill 4078 to the full House with a "Do Pass" recommendation, the mood in the hearing room at the state capitol building was almost giddy.
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7 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune
With no advance notice, the Medford City Council gave initial approval Thursday to a moratorium that would snuff out any immediate efforts to open medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
As Oregon's legislative session winds down, lawmakers' final days in Salem could spell the final days of the Columbia River Crossing.
The Salem girl's case raises questions after a 2009 investigation by The Oregonian detailed the life and death of Adrianna Romero Cram.
Congress's investigative arm said Wednesday it will audit Oregon's broken healthcare exchange site, which has yet to enroll even one person despite spending $304 million in federal funds.
Sherwood Mayor Bill Middleton called the city council's nomination of Matt Langer as liaison to the Chamber of Commerce last week, while Middleton was gone, "back door politics."
The New Yorker features a podcast on our so-called "technological evolution." The podcast explores provocative questions such as: "Does our dependence on gadgets cause 'biological atrophy'? Can technological tools make our lives too convenient? And how should we navigate these questions when introducing gadgets to our kids?" Also for The New ... (more)
A House bill addressing problems with the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange's rollout passed the Oregon House on Tuesday with a 55-3 vote.
"The GAO will take an independent look into what went wrong," U.S. Rep. Greg Walden , who requested the investigation, said in a news release.
A deal to share scarce water between ranchers and the Klamath Tribes has cleared another hurdle on its way toward becoming part of a bill in Congress to overcome a century of fighting over water in the Klamath Basin.
Though Save Helvetia emerged with a decisive win from the legislative land-use grand bargain -- preserving a swath of Helvetia farmland as rural reserves -- the group is calling for greater citizen involvement in growth planning.
In today's paper, we see that a couple of fights that the business community has been girding for are not going to be fought after all.
Multnomah County has sided with two Oregon couples who are suing the state to overturn a constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
Hanjin Shipping Co. is considering ending its Portland service, which led Gov. John Kitzhaber to become involved in seeking solutions to labor disagreements at the Port.
A farmer drives west on Southeast Bohna Park Road in Damascus. Residents of the rural city are waiting for the governor's signature on a bill that would allow deannexations for some property owners.
Speaking before the Feb. 27 Westside Economic Alliance breakfast meeting, Hales denounced the measure on the March 11 special election ballot in Tigard that would block plans for a new high-capacity transit line between Portland and Tualatin.