SALEM — As Oregon counts down the days until Gov. Kate Brown lifts coronavirus restrictions, one of the state’s top health officials said Friday, June 11, it’s highly unlikely mask requirements would return even in the event of outbreaks in counties with low vaccination rates.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown confirmed her intention Friday, June 11, to lift the state’s mask mandate once the reaches its vaccination benchmark, which will then leave individuals and busin…
SALEM — State Rep. Mike Nearman became the first person ever expelled from the Oregon Legislature on Thursday, June 10, following revelations he helped plan an armed incursion in the state Cap…
Nearly four in 10 Oregon residents agree with statements aligned with white extremists' views, according to a poll commissioned by a major progressive group released Thursday.
SALEM — Local governments throughout Oregon will be required to give at least three days’ notice before clearing homeless camps, under a bill headed to Gov. Kate Brown.
A bill that would allow a district attorney and a person convicted of a crime to ask a judge to revisit a conviction or reduce a prison sentence has passed both chambers of the Legislature and…
The number of Oregonians getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has nose-dived since Gov. Kate Brown announced a $1 million lottery for vaccinated residents a few weeks ago.
SALEM — Most Oregonians will see no change this week to local COVID-19 risk level restrictions as 30 counties retained their current tiers, Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday, June 8.
SALEM — House Bill 3041 separates definition of “gender identity” from “sexual orientation” and adds it to state laws addressing protections against discrimination.
SALEM — House Speaker Tina Kotek has introduced a resolution to expel state Rep. Mike Nearman, following new evidence that Nearman plotted with supporters before allowing an incursion of the s…
Officials reported Thursday that about 2% of the people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Oregon in May were completely vaccinated — meaning an overwhelming 98% of those sickened by the coronavirus e…
Nearly all COVID-19 restrictions could be lifted in as early as just over two weeks, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday.
The number of new jobless claims is falling rapidly across the country as the nation emerges from the pandemic, but not nearly as fast in Oregon.
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Thursday, June 3, signed off on a $9.3 billion budget to fund K-12 schools for the next two years.
SALEM — Oregon would adopt one of the country's most ambitious timelines for eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from its power grid under a bill being considered by the Legislature this year.
WALLA WALLA — Energy officials could intentionally shut off power in some areas of the Pacific Northwest this summer to mitigate wildfire risks, regulators said, though it would likely be a ra…
SALEM — Funding for the Oregon Forest Resources Institute would be substantially decreased under a bill that’s been cleared for a House vote by a key legislative committee.
SALEM — A report from the Oregon Water Futures Project reveals widespread distrust in drinking water among communities of color and a sharp disconnect between communities and policymakers when…
SALEM — The drought’s threat to hatchery-reared trout and other fish is prompting Oregon to consider big changes in how it stocks fish and manages fishing regulations.
SALEM — School will look much more normal this fall, with students attending class in-person for five full days, teachers taking regular attendance and both going about unmasked during recess …
SALEM — Legislators have brought guns into the Oregon State Capitol for personal protection. Protesters have carried semi-automatic rifles onto the grounds and into the building.
BEND — Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush.
SALEM — Oregon has surpassed 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, health officials said Thursday, May 27. The state’s death toll is 2,660.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work designe…
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown is blocking a bipartisan bill that would allow motorcyclists to ride between lanes when traffic is crawling on Oregon highways.
SALEM — Oregon’s per-student spending fell to 6% below the national average in the 2018-2019 school year, newly released figures show.
A $9.3 billion plan to fund Oregon schools for the next two years is headed to the state House after the Senate passed it on a bipartisan vote with little debate Tuesday.
SALEM — More than half of all Oregonians are now at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. But demand has slowed in recent weeks, and that’s apparently playing a role in the growing numb…
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown is getting blowback from political opponents seeking to derail a new state policy requiring Oregon residents show proof of vaccination at places with more relaxed COVID…
SALEM — A recent study that draws heavily on Deschutes County found an “overwhelming consensus” among law enforcement officers that Oregon’s marijuana laws are poorly written and confusing.
The Medford area has less than half the number of COVID-19 cases than the Bend area.
Kermit Belles’ parents never knew how he died.
Oregon, the first state to conduct all elections by mail, would join the ranks of states accepting ballots postmarked by election day under a bill that has cleared the Oregon House.
SALEM — For Oregon’s state budget, and for Oregon taxpayers, it appears everything’s coming up roses these days.
SALEM — Oregon officials are betting that the desire to win $1 million in a lottery will boost the percentage of Oregonians who are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
SALEM — Mitch Greenlick may achieve in death what he was unable to do during his 17 years in the Oregon House.
SALEM — Han Ly Hwang is one of almost 1,000 Oregon restaurant owners who shared a total of $138 million from a Small Business Administration program spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer an…
Oregon hires arborist after outcry about excessive tree cutting
PORTLAND — Under updated mask guidelines in Oregon, which were released Tuesday, May 18, businesses can now choose whether or not customers will still be required to wear a mask.
SALEM — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itsel…
2 hurt after kidnapping, chase, gunfire exchange
SALEM — Members of the House Judiciary Committee dusted off a seldom-used rule last week to force a hearing for Bailey’s Bill.
SALEM — Animal agriculture could soon be considered animal cruelty under a proposed ballot measure in Oregon.
Life is unfair — especially when it comes to money.
Oregon State Fair returns
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s signature awaits a bill that gives tenants more time to pay past-due rent stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and protects their future ability to rent.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown laid out some basic math on Tuesday, May 11, for Oregon’s way out of pandemic restrictions: Get 70% of adult residents at least one shot of vaccine and “normalcy” can s…
SALEM — Oregon will allow youth overnight camps to resume this summer with significant restrictions to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
SALEM — Oregon once again began distributing grants last week through its unique $62 million coronavirus relief fund for Black Oregonians.
SALEM — Peter Daugherty, Oregon’s state forester and the leader of the long-struggling Department of Forestry, has submitted his resignation to the state board that oversees the department, ef…
Prineville Reservoir first Oregon park to get ‘dark sky’ nod
SALEM — A newly proposed bill would bar state Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Myrtle Creek, from holding office in the Oregon Republican Party while simultaneously serving as a state elected official.
Hoping to pick up the pace of vaccinations, state and federal health officials are ditching their population-based distribution game plans to get more doses where they are wanted and needed.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown is the final stop for the Oregon Legislature’s major gun legislation of 2021.
SALEM — The indoor dining ban and other major restrictions under COVID-19 rules will be lifted Friday, May 7, for 15 counties because a key metric was missed by .1%.
CORVALLIS — Oregon State University announced it will require COVID-19 vaccinations before the fall term.