Oregon's new law approving marijuana dispensaries was deliberately written vaguely, with the idea that the nitty-gritty details would be hashed out later.
Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."
Former Oregon House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna says he's not running for re-election to his state House seat.
The Port of Portland rejected an ad for the Portland Airport that is currently up at the Eugene Airport. The ad looks like a tourism promotion for Oregon but depicts a clearcut hillside with the slogan, "Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut."
Five people were arrested Thursday morning following a protest at the capitol building that involved two of them hanging by ropes from the top of the building.
The White House is threatening to veto a bill to boost logging on national forests, including a provision aimed at producing more money for timber counties in Oregon.
Department of Revenue officials told House and Senate committees on Tuesday that the state has no taxes on electronic cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices that contain nicotine but not tobacco.
Oregon representative Peter DeFazio will be hitting the road to Southern Oregon next week for a series of town hall meetings.
Gov. John Kitzhaber and senior state lawmakers are scheduled to continue talks Tuesday over taxes and public-employee pensions as they seek middle ground that could pave the way for a special session of the Legislature later this month.
Since the 1850s Gold Rush, some folks in the rugged hills and valleys of Northern California and Southern Oregon have felt they would be better off if they could break away and form their own state.
Leaders in the Oregon House say momentum is building to legalize marijuana in Oregon, so the Legislature itself should write a ballot measure in hopes of getting a law that's well thought out.
Rep. Phil Barnhart prefers pot's luck with pols to potluck at the polls: The Eugene lawmaker wants state leaders to take the lead on legalizing marijuana rather than leaving it up to voters.
The top Republican in the Oregon state House said Friday he was "encouraged" by a meeting with Gov. John Kitzhaber over the governor's push to round up support for a combination of pension cuts and tax increases.
Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state.
Campaigns over proposals to increase logging in western Oregon federal forests are ramping up, and two significant steps are expected within weeks.