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The state began mailing out ballots Tuesday for Measure 101, which asks Oregon voters to affirm or overturn more than $300 million in new taxes on hospitals and other health care providers approved by the state Legislature. Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Jan. 23. Clatsop County officials recommend placing ...
A judge is taking action against two men who took part in the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge after facebook photos showed they violated their ... She also forbade Ritzheimer from having contact with any defendant from either the Oregon or Nevada standoff cases before his prison sentence begins.

Bingwa, a 4-year-old cheetah on loan from Oregon's Wildlife Safari in Winston, rests with her eight cubs last month at the St. Louis Zoo. They were born Nov. 26. (Carolyn Kelly/St. Louis Zoo via AP) ...
State and federal fish and wildlife officials said Wednesday they've scored a big win for a little fish found in one remote area of Oregon. Federal wildlife officials have proposed removing federal protections for the Foskett speckled dace, which is found only in Lake County. The fish has been listed as ...
(AP) -- Oregon State Police say a 21-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea by a wave. Sgt. Jeff Proulx says Christopher Kareck of ... Large, unpredictable "sneaker" waves have killed about two dozen people along the Oregon coast since 1990. The incidents generally occur during late fall ...
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Southern Oregon University's former president deserves qualified immunity from a former employee's lawsuit charging the ex-president with violating his civil rights. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ...

Brown told the groups in a reply last month that she consulted with the agencies involved in the investigation -- Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of fish & Wildlife and Union County District Attorney's Office -- and has confidence in their findings, the capital Press newspaper reported Wednesday.
Oregon is also expanding worker protections. House Bill 2338 allows children of someone who died on the job to get benefits if they're in post-secondary education. Senate Bill 93 increases the workers' Memorial Scholarship account, which awards scholarships to dependents or spouses of workers killed ...
The Oregonian/OregonLive, Dec. 31, on the work that's been done, the work that remains ahead: The Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial Board's agenda helps us track developments in key public policy realms, always with the hope of keeping Portland and Oregon on the path toward the best possible ...
At veterans hospital in Oregon, a Push for Better Ratings Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Say. Image. Walter Savage, 81, an Air Force veteran, at a medical center in Roseburg, Ore. Mr. Savage was turned away from the veterans hospital there even though two doctors said he should have been admitted.
Longtime Oregon city resident Mark Matheson hung a pro-recall banner on his house the same day he filed a recall petition against Mayor Dan Holladay. Matheson ultimately failed to gather enough signatures to cause a recall vote. But he says the sign continued to rankle Holladay.( courtesy of Mark ...
HARPER, Ore. -- The drivers of two commercial vehicles were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 20 near Harper, Oregon, just west of the Idaho border. The names of the drivers, 37-year-old Brian Brunscher of Springfield, and 55-year-old James Shorten of Portland, were released Sunday by Oregon ...
Oregon's new "Move over" law requires drivers to move over or slow down for any vehicle that is pulled over displaying a warning signal of some kind. That includes flares, police lights, flashers, a triangle. > The speed limit in some residential Portland neighborhoods drops from 25 mph to 20 mph.
BAKER CITY -- The series of black-and-white photographs that scroll across Gary Dielman's computer monitor tell the story of a Baker County town that disappeared 59 years ago. But Robinette is nothing like the county's many other ghost towns. You can't go there and stand where its homes once stood, ...
Taylor Woods ("Measure 101 a moral decision," Dec. 24) and proponents of Measure 101 denounce the opposition to this measure as an immoral attempt to take health care away from the poor. Here is their argument: Measure 101 will fund health care for the poor; therefore, it is a moral measure and it is ...
A rating service stated that the massive pension liability results from a chronic tendency to defer difficult decisions. Sound familiar? Our legislators will debate carbon policy and other whimsical subjects and steer clear of facing the fact that Oregon will be going the way of Illinois in the next few decades.

Oregon -- The new year means you must be at least 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products in Oregon. The smoking age was raised to 21 from 18 -- with some saying the move will save lives, and other saying it won't stop young people from getting their hands on tobacco products. Oregon has ...
Oregon (13-2, 2-0) earned coach Kelly Graves his 500th career victory Sunday against Washington, and in the process point guard Sabrina Ionescu set an NCAA record with her eighth career triple double. The Beavers (11-2, 2-0) enter this week ranked in the national top-10 in 14 categories, including No.
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man wanted for shooting at two bail bondsmen in Yakima earlier this month was taken into custody outside Portland, Oregon, after authorities say he was found in a stranger's home and apparently shot himself. the suspect, identified in court documents as 22-year-old Joshua Weber, was spotted by ...
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A former classroom volunteer charged with sexually abusing a kindergarten student in southern Oregon has been now been accused of having a second victim. Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the second child is from the same kindergarten class at ...
The Oregon Department of fish and Wildlife has postponed the 2018 recreational abalone season that was set to open Jan. 1. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will review the status in March. The decision follows California's closure of its 2018 abalone season because of concerns over the health of ...
That a woman enmeshed in Oregon's cannabis industry, in a city celebrated as a liberal bastion, stands accused of associating with white nationalists -- including baking cookies in the shape of swastikas to honor Adolf Hitler's birthday -- seems at odds with Eugene's socially conscious self-image.
A suspected boat prowler fleeing from police drove his pickup off an Oregon pier and into the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore. The Daily Astorian reports 27-year-old Timofey Erofeeff of Scotts Mill swam a couple of hundred feet into the frigid river before deciding to swim back Wednesday. fishermen on a ...
UPDATE 2:30 PM Friday: The Oregon man who won a remodeled Knoxville home featured on HGTV has decided to take a cash reward instead of the Fourth and Gill home. KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon., reported that Magne Jensen had decided to take the cash option instead in the sweepstakes.
A former Astoria principal disciplined for failing to act on warnings of teacher sexual misconduct has won a victory in the Oregon Court of Appeals. Dec. ... (AP) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the state's decision to revoke the license of a former Astoria high school principal who failed to act on ...
Oregon will join a handful of states that have increased the tobacco age to 21. The law requires anyone buying tobacco or vape products to be 21-years-old or older and creates stiff penalties for convenience store clerks who sell to the underage. Smoking is among the leading causes of death in Oregon ...
Anthony Rosilez, an administrator and lawyer with Klamath Community College, will take over as director of the Oregon teacher Standards and Practices Commission on Jan 1. Rosilez brings with him experience in both K-12 and higher education, having worked in leadership at school districts in ...
All 15 strike teams from Oregon fire departments are still battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, which as of Wednesday had grown to 237,500 acres with 25 percent containment. The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest fire in California history, has grown by about 7,000 acres in two days with the ...
The issue of "Dreamers" -- children who were brought to the United States as children by undocumented parents, and many of whom are now young adults -- has been hotly debated, with many of the arguments based on emotion. But economics is increasingly looming as a major issue in the debate.
... State Parks Injected $1B Into economy. A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds that visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 full- and part-time jobs in 2016. Dec. 13, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.. Study: Oregon's State Parks Injected $1B Into Economy ...
In August, the federal Centers for Disease Prevention and Control said that only 83 percent of Oregon adolescents had received the Tdap, a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Pockets of the state, including in Jackson, Lane, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, have ...
Our dozens of state parks aren't just beautiful destinations, they also helped generate more than $1.1 billion for the local economy in 2016, according to a report commissioned by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Just over half of that money came from non-local overnight visitors, who spent ...
The Oregon Ducks (6-3) ended a brief losing streak last week and will now look to build momentum before the start of conference play. Texas Southern (0-8) remains winless on the season as the Tigers have suffered lopsided defeats. Coach Dana Altman's message of playing physical on defense appears ...
It's 1985. You flip past a commercial featuring Magic Johnson, Dr. J, and Larry Bird bickering over which one of them the new Converse shoe was specifically made for and see Oregon State is playing Washington. The odds makers have UW as the heavy favorite, setting Oregon State as 37 point underdogs ...
Oregon man arrested after woman mouths 'help me' inside store. Error loading player: No playable sources found. A 25-year-old Salem man was arrested Saturday night after holding a woman and her child at knife point for two days. KGW Staff , KGW 11:22 PM. PST December 10, 2017. Christopher Hahn-Collins (Photo: ...
These are all among the Oregon communities that hosted one of my 80 town hall meetings this year. The town halls were in counties Donald Trump won by 20 points, Hillary Clinton won by 20 points, and everything in between. One constant in all of them during this tumultuous political year has been ...
I'm talking about what I see in the worsening congestion of Oregon politics that we tolerate in the spirit of "Oregon nice." First, there is the still unsolved problem of the Public Employees Retirement System. There are solutions that I have described in prior columns. They're doable, we just haven't gotten ...
4, an Oregon State Trooper pulled over an SUV on Highway 140 in Klamath Falls after the driver appeared to be weaving in and out of his lane. The driver, later identified as ... But even though the bust netted nearly half a million in cash, the seizure was far from the biggest in Oregon history. October 2016: ...
An Oregon town near one of America's microbrew meccas is thirsting for a piece of the action and offering incentives for the first brewery to establish itself in the community. In an internet presentation aimed at luring craft brewers, Madras -- which sits between irrigated farmland and high desert within sight ...
CORVALLIS -- Oregon State came out flat on Saturday night, but took control of a close game thanks to defensive intensity, according to coach Wayne Tinkle. "It's funny how things carry over on the offensive end when you play hard on D," Tinkle said. Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks each scored 19 points as ...
That's why it's past time for Oregon to have a universal paid family and medical leave program. At Palo Alto Software, we are proud to offer family leave and to help our employees get paid for their leave. We offer paid maternity and paternity leave. We offer paid bereavement leave. We work with our ...
Richardson called the Oregon Health Authority "the agency of wasteful spending" in an official statement on Wednesday. He noted Oregon voters will soon be considering approving tax increases intended to provide additional funding to the OHA, and accused the health authority of misfeasance and ...
College students and campus administrators in Oregon are nervously watching Congress to see whether the final Republican tax plan includes policies that private and public university leaders alike say would be devastating for students and make college less accessible for everyone. Republicans appear ...
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Two Washington state residents face felony drug possession and delivery charges after Oregon State Police seized 6.6 pounds of heroin and 2.2 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they were in. The Columbian reports that the 44-year-olds Adam Tyler Smith and Bonita Alvarado ...
Oregon State sophomore point guard JaQuori McLaughlin has been granted his release and will transfer. McLaughlin started 35 of 38 games during his Oregon State career, averaging 9.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds. "Being a student-athlete is a lot of work and there are some challenges that I've ...
PORTLAND -- An Oregon man accused of fatally shooting his wife has been indicted on a murder charge. The previously secret indictment was announced Thursday, more than six weeks after Clayton Stanfill, 53, of Turner walked into his local fire department to receive treatment for what authorities say ...
Newport is a funky place. Maybe it's the colorful sea life, maybe it's the creepy museums, but the town seems to have a unique kind of character - a great collision of odd attractions, natural beauty and classic qualities of the gritty Oregon coast. It's a place, for example, where you can tour an eerie wax ...
An undocumented immigrant from Mexico who had been deported 20 times and had been arrested for various offenses was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to brutally assaulting two women in Oregon on the same day in July. The case was one of several that drew the ...
A case involving a Multnomah County corrections deputy on paid leave since July amid allegations of sexual assault is under review by the Oregon Department of Justice, authorities said Wednesday. All reports from a Washington County Sheriff's Office investigation involving Multnomah County Deputy ...


 

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