Profiles: Learn more about the finalists in House District…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Salinas, Kohlhoff, Buck and Simon will vie for the seat vacated by former state Rep. Ann Lininger

Wyden gives recognition to Holocaust survivors

Portland Tribune - News
Les and Eva Aigner have lived in Portland almost 60 years after surviving Nazi Germany execution of 6 million Jews during WW II.

HD 38 candidates discuss taxes, education, environmental…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Town Hall in Lake Oswego offers seven applicants for Lininger seat a chance to make themselves heard

Seven applicants will make their case for HD 38 appointment

Lake Oswego Review - News
Democrats' nominating convention will choose finalists Monday in race to replace state Rep. Ann Lininger

Teachers' union withdraws corporate sales tax petition

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Education Association withdrew Initiative Petition 27 due to a technical error and plans to file paperwork for a new ballot proposal.

Knute Buehler ready for rematch with Brown for governor's…

Portland Tribune - News
The Republican lawmaker from Bend officially announced his bid for the GOP nomination for governor to The Bulletin editorial board in Bend Wednesday.

Rep. Schrader: Small bipartisan fixes on health care are…

Portland Tribune - News
He declines to join Democratic push for a single-payer system, but says Republicans open to alternatives after repeal efforts fail.

Report: Portland travel times, crashes grow with population

Portland Tribune - News
In case you hadn't noticed, report by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows it takes longer to get around Portland.

PERS board lowers assumed rate of return

Portland Tribune - News
The change is projected to increase the system's unfunded actuarial liability by $2 billion.

Former lawmaker challenges Monroe for Senate seat

Portland Tribune - News
Former state Rep. Shemia Fagan said she was recruited by housing advocates to try to unseat Sen. Rod Monroe who is blamed for scuttling tenant…

Political consultants, restaurateur say they'll seek…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Andrea Salinas, Neil H. Simon, Daniel Nguyen and Moses Ross add their names to a field that already includes two Lake Oswego city councilors

Oregon Lottery considers offering smartphone games

Portland Tribune - News
Lottery games offered on mobile devices is a growing trend around the nation and world.

Richardson alters policy on selling voter registration lists

Portland Tribune - News
On Wednesday, July 26, Richardson's office received a second request for information from the presidential commission that answered some of the…

Parrish reflects on turbulent 2017 session

West Linn Tidings - News
Longtime WL representative says, 'It was a session of anomalies and really big overreach.'

Bonamici: Banning transgender military members is…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Bonamici, Wyden and Merkley released statements in opposition to the ban announced by the White House.

Portlanders won't be informed of police chief finalists'…

Portland Tribune - News
Some candidates requested their names be withheld, causing Mayor Ted Wheeler to reconsider plans to introduce finalists to the public for full vetting

Task force eyes state assets that could reduce PERS…

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Brown wants recommendations on ways to reduce the pension system's unfunded liability by $5 billion.

Sentencing reforms seek to reduce incarceration rate,…

Portland Tribune - News
Two laws passed by the Oregon Legislature reduce sentences for drug and property crimes.

Fewer than 40 percent of Oregon, Washington residents hold…

Portland Tribune - News
Findings were part of a 50-state analysis released by Gallup Monday, July 24, of Trump's job performance. The polling data finds that Oregon and…

Richardson accused of conflict of interest in provider tax…

Portland Tribune - News
Tax backers want Richardson to disclose ties to the chief petitioner for a proposed ballot measure to repeal a health care provider tax.

Cash assistance cases still above pre-recession levels

Portland Tribune - News
Caseloads have dropped off significantly from their peak in early 2013, but won't fall below pre-recession levels until 2019.

Interstate tolls looming for metro area

Portland Tribune - News
Transportation legislation requires state to submit plan by end of 2018, but federal approval is required before it happens.

State hikes individual, business health premiums

Portland Tribune - News
Rates on the individual market will increase as much as 14.8 percent, while businesses will see hikes as much as 10.1 percent.

New state laws designed to protect against federal…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers took steps to protect customers' identification and strengthen measures to prevent leakage of product into the illegal market.

Ethics investigation of Kitzhaber, Hayes to move forward

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Ethics Commission voted unanimously to pursue an up to 180-day investigation of former governor and first lady on allegations of using office…

Washington County will reassess local vehicle registration…

Portland Tribune - News
Recent state legislation 'pretty good,' but commissioners want to consider a backlog of road and bridge maintenance needs.

Provider tax referral could put $333 million in play

Portland Tribune - News
If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn't go into effect unless voters approve.

Hemp legislation died despite lack of opposition, hefty…

Portland Tribune - News
Without the bills, OSU won't be able to provide extension services to hemp growers.

Term limits would remove 25 legislators from office

Portland Tribune - News
Analysis by the lawyer for the director of SEIU Oregon State Council shows Democrats and Republicans would lose significant number of lawmakers under…

Governor supports anti-racial profiling bill

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Legislature passed the bill last week. The anti-profiling legislation now heads to Gov. Kate Brown for a signature before becoming law.

Oregon City resident launches effort to recall Gov. Kate…

Portland Tribune - News
Arin Marcus, who is associated with the Safer Oregon PAC, sought to remove Gov. John Kitzhaber from office in 2015 for the then-governor's alleged…

Weirdest Sine Die traditions at the Oregon Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
State lawmakers missed out on their longstanding tradition of opening the doors of the Senate and House chambers at the end of the legislative…

Grand jury recording stirs strong emotions

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to mandate recording of grand jury proceedings is awaiting Gov. Kate Brown's signature to become law.

Portland school board hits reset, possibly flubs open…

Portland Tribune - News
The PPS school board avoids a split vote by approving two co-vice chairwomen but does so in 'recess.'

State lawmakers approve state REAL ID card

Portland Tribune - News
The federally-compliant identification cards will be required to board commercial domestic flights as soon as January 2018.

Transportation package for $5.3 billion heads to governor

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Senate passed the bill 22-to-7 Thursday, July 6, in the waning days of the 2017 legislative session.

Bill to raise state smoking age to 21 passes House

Portland Tribune - News
After the Senate agreed to a minor language change, the bill was sent to Gov. Kate Brown's desk for a signature.

Tenant protections bill dies in Senate

Portland Tribune - News
The bill - a top priority for Speaker Tina Kotek - would have banned no-cause evictions in Oregon.

Wyden, Bonamici assail Trump on disregarding rights

Portland Tribune - News
Protect media, speech, religious freedoms, Oregon Democrats tell more than 400 at a town hall meeting in Beaverton

Wyden, Bonamici criticize GOP health care overhauls

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrats, joined by Sen. Merkley, muster opposition at a rally in Portland before they appear at a Beaverton town hall.

County soda tax boosters postpone ballot measure

Portland Tribune - News
A coalition supporting the proposal faced a daunting deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

Harrington will seek to lead Washington County board

Portland Tribune - News
Metro councilor is the third to announce candidacy for the position being vacated by Andy Duyck at the end of 2018.

Bill to reduce teen use of tobacco products springs…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The 'Tobacco 21' bill had stalled in a House committee for months; Rep. Richard Vial of Scholls will carry it to the House floor this week.

Tensions run high as Legislature reaches…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In a rare Saturday session, a committee hammered out details of a multi-million-dollar plan to invest in transportation.

Community colleges fear their state aid will be…

Portland Tribune - News
Higher education budget, which awaits final votes, boosts share for universities; means test for Oregon Promise is also planned.

House Dems renew call for more tax revenue

Portland Tribune - News
More than half of House Democrats have signed a letter that seems to threaten passage of a transportation measure unless the Legislature raises more…

Oregon secretary of state won't supply voter…

Portland Tribune - News
Dennis Richardson, a Republican, responds after a slew of Democrats led by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden press the matter

Wyden: Save 'net neutrality,' resist FCC changes

Portland Tribune - News
Senator urges outpouring of public support against corporate plans for an 'information aristocracy' based on willingness to pay.

Bill to require advance notice of work schedule…

Portland Tribune - News
If signed by Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon's predictive scheduling bill would be the first statewide law in the nation.

Clackamas board OKs $1.1 billion in spending

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners approved county budget and plans for eight other agencies they govern; cycle starts Saturday, July 1.

Sources Say: Saltzman says he's running in 2018

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Police Chief Mike Marshman is being tested more than any other potential candidate to replace him

Governor: Lawmakers have struck deal on…

Portland Tribune - News
Details of the multi-million dollar state transportation funding and tax plan won't be released until later this week.

State ethics panel resumes probe of Kitzhaber, Hayes

Portland Tribune - News
Review asks whether former Oregon Governor and First Lady improperly benefited from contracts from organizations that wanted to influence state…

House narrowly approves K-12 budget

Portland Tribune - News
Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature agree schools need more but disagree on a plan to reform system.

City Hall Watch: Police chief stands by bureau…

Portland Tribune - News
Also, the City Council bails out the Gold Fund with $800,000 and honors 10 years of Sunday Parkways

Pet therapy event at Capitol highlights stress of…

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas, organized the 'Snuggle Express' event to sooth tensions in the waning days of session.

Wyden: Senate GOP plan 'double-down' on House…

Portland Tribune - News
But Oregon Democrat says 'it is one of the biggest social battles' that opponents can win if the public is aware of its potential effects.

Business coalition forms to push for carbon pricing…

Portland Tribune - News
New group says it's not sure yet whether to pursue a carbon tax or a market-based cap and trade system

Metro Council OKs Stafford agreement

Portland Tribune - News
Signing ceremony set June 28 with Clackamas County, three cities for process to shape future development of urban reserve.

Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

Portland Tribune - News
The bill, previously passed by the House, will raise $600 million to help fund expanded Medicaid costs.

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's wineries and food processors say a bill limiting the work week doesn't take into consideration the seasonal fluctuations in their businesses.

Metro Council adds support for transportation…

Portland Tribune - News
Chorus of local, regional officials aims at persuading state lawmakers to take action before 2017 session ends.

Sewer, surface water rates will go up in Washington…

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners approve budget for Clean Water Services, which serves virtually all residents of county's urban areas.

Washington County budget is approved

Portland Tribune - News
All-funds plan calls for $1.25 billion total; state and federal grants still uncertain, but no major expansion of services is proposed.

Union reaches first milestone for corporate sales…

Portland Tribune - News
The state's largest teachers' union collects 1,000 signatures for two tax reform measures aimed at funding education.

Regional leaders endorse state transportation…

Portland Tribune - News
We have two choices to preserve our quality of life: We can take action now, or let the challenges deepen as the fixes get more expensive. This is…

Corporate taxation bill could test constitutional…

Portland Tribune - News
Republicans accuse Democrats of 'trampling on the constitution' by passing tax measure without a supermajority.

Washington County chairman: Housing is still a…

Portland Tribune - News
Duyck says tax measure is off the table, but problems with supply and cost remain for a growing population.

Metro Council completes reserves process for second…

Portland Tribune - News
Vote comes a decade after it began under state law; dissatisfied landowners could file new lawsuit in Oregon Court of Appeals.

Oregon House approves ban on 'lunch shaming'

Portland Tribune - News
The bill, headed to the Senate, would prohibit school policies that single out pupils whose guardians haven't paid up for lunch.

Legislature passes ban on surprise bills by…

Portland Tribune - News
The bill, effective March 1, still needs Gov. Kate Brown's signature and rules to establish reimbursement rates.

State officials expect normal, or below average…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Department of Forestry fire managers fear flocks of solar eclipse watchers could pose a threat during dry season.

Bob Terry seeks Washington County board chairmanship

Portland Tribune - News
District 4 commissioner has had long civic involvement and county experience, seeks seat open by pending retirement of Andy Duyck.

Pared tenant protections bill heads to Senate

Portland Tribune - Politics
The Senate Human Services Committee removed a provision that would have allowed cities to impose rent control.

Panel considers rules for homeless shelters

Portland Tribune - News
Clackamas County Planning Commission sets public hearing for July 10 as county seeks to set up a project for veterans without housing.

Tigard voters approve urban renewal measures

Portland Tribune - Politics
The measures are passing 68% to 32% in unofficial election returns Tuesday evening.

Blumenauer, other congressmen form cannabis caucus

Portland Tribune - Politics
'The prohibition of cannabis has been a failure, and Americans across our nation are demanding a more sensible approach.'

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