Sen. Ron Wyden is zeroing in on his plan for boosting logging on federal lands in Western Oregon and helping rural counties beset by money problems.
The Oregon House has voted to extend a requirement that some mortgage lenders meet with struggling borrowers and a professional mediator before initiating foreclosure proceedings.
Voters in two Oregon timber counties with the lowest property taxes in the state — Curry and Josephine — turned down tax increases Tuesday that would have funded law enforcement, but a jail levy passed in a third, Lane County.
Prosecutors who have resisted changes in Oregon's voter-approved mandatory minimum sentencing are proposing an alternative that includes reducing marijuana terms so that most offenders wouldn't go to prison.
After voters shot down a proposed levy to try and shore up the Roseburg School District budget, a local elementary school will be closing its doors.
Nearly 1 million people live in Oregon's timber country. The region's troubles have reached a tipping point since the expiration last year of federal subsidies that were sent to rural counties across America for 11 years to offset revenue losses caused by reduced logging on federal lands to protect endangered and threatened species.
May 21, 2013, Oregon Election Results available starting at 8 p.m.
The Oregon House voted Monday to pull a statue of Oregon pioneer Jason Lee from a prominent place in the U.S. Capitol and replace it with one of the late Mark Hatfield, one of the most influential politicians the state has seen.
Oregon legislators are considering a bill to legalize and license medical marijuana retailers, calling it a step toward reining in abuses of the state's 15-year-old effort to allow people to use pot for therapy.
Earlier this week, Douglas County commissioners were in talks about the upcoming fiscal year's budget.
A state House committee heard brief testimony Wednesday but took no action on a bill that would make coaches personally liable for the university's legal fees and other costs if they "intentionally or recklessly" commit a major NCAA rules violation.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is backing off her refusal to allow steeper cuts to public-employee retirement benefits.
Oregon's one-casino-per-tribe policy is being tested by the Coquille Indian Tribe as it pursues a slightly different gambling operation in Medford.
Economists are scheduled to tell the Oregon Legislature on Thursday how much money they expect the state to collect over the next two years. Armed with those numbers, lawmakers will accelerate the tough balancing act of divvying up the money.
The Oregon House has given final approval to a bill that would grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the federal government to reject a proposal by an Oregon tribe to start a casino in Medford.
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill that will allow hospitals to release placentas to mothers who've just given birth.
The Oregon Senate has unanimously passed a second bill addressing the use of so-called 'seclusion cells' in public schools.