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Politics Oregon House delays bill on pot dispensary bans Oregon House delays bill on pot dispensary bans
Oregonians began applying Monday for state permits to open medical marijuana dispensaries, even as the Legislature once again delayed voting on a bill that would grant local governments the power to forbid such shops.
Politics 12 Oregon ballot measures dropped in compromise 12 Oregon ballot measures dropped in compromise
Public employee unions and anti-union petitioners agreed Monday to a cease-fire on competing ballot measures, avoiding an expensive and bruising showdown between unions and business interests.
Politics Battle between religious freedom and gay rights heats up in Oregon Battle between religious freedom and gay rights heats up in Oregon (Video)
A ban on same sex marriage in Texas, wiped away by a federal judge, and the right to refuse doing business with gays in Arizona, ripped up by the governor. Those are two big decisions in the southwest are still being debated in the Northwest, and set precedents for similar issues that could go before Oregon voters come November.
Politics Cover Oregon website developer pulls 100 workers off project Cover Oregon website developer pulls 100 workers off project (Video)
Oracle Corp. is pulling nearly two-thirds of its software developers from Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange project, even though the public still doesn't have access to the promised seamless, swift sign-ups for coverage, and key features are unfinished.
Politics House looks to redo summary for drivers card measure House looks to redo summary for drivers card measure
Supporters of a referendum granting driving privileges to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States are trying to rewrite the official summary that will appear on the ballots in November.
Politics Alcohol monitors bill advances to full Senate Alcohol monitors bill advances to full Senate
Oregon courts could get more discretion in which drunken drivers are required to use breath alcohol monitoring devices before getting behind the wheel.
Politics Wyden seeks probe in Hanford whistleblower firing Wyden seeks probe in Hanford whistleblower firing
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants an investigation into the treatment of whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after two were fired in the past five months after raising safety concerns.