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Nov 12, 2012 at 8:06 PM PDT
The future of commercial fishing on the Columbia River is now in the hands of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission after a measure to ban gillnets failed on Election Day.
Nov 2, 2012 at 7:07 AM PDT
Results released Friday by the League of Women Voters of Oregon show Obama had 7,182 votes and Romney 3,675. Four minor party candidates split about 800 votes.
Sep 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM PDT

SALEM, Ore. -- This November, voters will decide whether they wish the State of Oregon to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis.
Because of that, there will be a Sept. 28 discussion about Measure 80 (The Oregon Cannabis Tax...
Dec 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM PDT
Drivers caught talking on their cellphones are losing the "I have to use it for work" excuse on Jan. 1.
Sep 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM PDT
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Thursday that the minimum wage will rise to $8.80 per hour on Jan. 1.
May 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM PDT
Both the Oregon House and Senate have now voted to expand Oregon's bottle bill, which would create deposits for energy drinks, tea and many other beverages.
May 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM PDT
Oregon state senators unanimously passed a measure Wednesday urging Congress to continue federal funding to "timber counties" such as Curry County.
Sep 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM PDT
While business groups look like they will be successful in sending to the voters a measure that could overturn the Oregon Legislature's $733 million tax hike on corporations and high-income earners, two other anti-tax referendum campaigns are struggling.
Jul 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT
The unemployment rate in Oregon stayed at 12.2 percent last month, unchanged from May, according to a report released Monday morning. In June, 241,156 Oregonians were unemployed.
Jun 13, 2009 at 7:02 PM PDT
Political analyst Bill Lunch says looking at this session is like looking at Pearl Harbor the day after it was bombed. "There are lots and lots of losers," he said. "We're looking at which ships are still afloat even if they're damaged."
Jun 11, 2009 at 9:46 PM PDT
State health coverage will be extended to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults under a measure that won final approval Thursday in the Oregon Legislature. Supporters say the bills represent Oregon's biggest step forward in years.
Jun 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM PDT
The Oregon House approved a plan Monday to expand state health coverage to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults. The measure calls for raising taxes on hospital revenues and establishing a tax on health insurance...
Jun 8, 2009 at 4:40 PM PDT
The Oregon House approved a plan Monday to expand state health coverage to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults. It passed on a party-line vote, with all 36 Democrats for it and the 24 Republicans against.
May 24, 2009 at 10:01 PM PDT
It was a very green year for the Oregon Legislature in 2007, with bills to promote renewable energy, curb greenhouse gas emissions and expand a pioneering bottle bill. It's been a different story so far in the 2009 session.
Jun 23, 2008 at 3:28 PM PDT
Rural counties that face financial collapse from the loss of federal timber payments need to raise local taxes while the Oregon Legislature and Congress grapple with long-term solutions, a task force told the governor Monday.