The Oregon Legislature may be on the verge of resolving a longstanding conflict over how to tax prepaid cellphones to pay for emergency services.
Cover Oregon rolled out its online enrollment system on Tuesday to insurance agents and community organizations, allowing them to directly enroll people with less complex situations from start to finish in one sitting.
The Oregon Senate has voted to make it illegal for cities and counties to block medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
The Oregon House voted Monday to approve a measure that Democrats said would help prevent future technology debacles like the troubled rollout of Cover Oregon.
Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden; Rob Bovett of Association of Oregon Counties; state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland; and Geoff Sugerman, co-author of the medical marijuana dispensary bill join KATU's Steve Dunn on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 to discuss issues related to local governments and whether they want dispensaries, and the legalization of pot in Oregon.
Cover Oregon’s much maligned website is scheduled to take a step toward functionality on Tuesday when it releases new tools that it hopes will allow agents to sign up customers in one sitting.
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he'll sign a bill that would allow Oregon schools to retain Native American mascots under certain conditions after state lawmakers addressed concerns that led him to veto a similar measure a year ago.
Bill to send marijuana legalization question to voters advances in Oregon Senate.
Unable to convince the Legislature to keep Oregon's clean fuels program alive past its scheduled expiration next year, Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's ordering the stricter fuel requirements to go into effect anyway.
The Senate Judiciary Committee reached a compromise Thursday on a measure that would allow cities and counties to restrict some aspects of how medical marijuana dispensaries operate, but the bill does not go far enough for those that want the authority to ban the facilities altogether.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and three congressional colleagues — all fellow Republicans— are requesting a federal investigation of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
An Oregon bill that would require background checks for private gun sales appears to be in trouble.
Advocates of the proposal said communities should have the right to decide for themselves, and opponents said local bans would be unfair to patients who need marijuana to alleviate their ailments.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."
The law would provide limited amnesty for those younger than 21 who seek medical aid for themselves or others for drinking too much. It would give protection from an alcohol possession citation if the evidence came as a result of their seeking help.