Oregon lawmakers who want to loosen criminal sentencing laws are working to gain the support of police chiefs and sheriffs.
The 2013 Oregon legislature has so far been friendly to animals and their defenders, leaving hunters and rural residents unhappy.
Environmental groups filed an appeal Tuesday, to the state approval of a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay, where the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project is planned.
After weeks of negotiations, lawmakers on Wednesday came out with a compromise plan that would not make any changes to Measure 11, a 1994 voter-approved initiative that created mandatory minimum sentences for certain violent crimes.
Commissioners from two southern Oregon counties that rejected public safety levies last week say they may give voters an opportunity to reconsider.
With the new health care regulations going into effect on January 1, some people say they are scrambling to figure it all out.
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.
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.
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.
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.