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.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is backing off her refusal to allow steeper cuts to public-employee retirement benefits.
Oregon's one-casino-per-tribe policy is being tested by the Coquille Indian Tribe as it pursues a slightly different gambling operation in Medford.
Economists are scheduled to tell the Oregon Legislature on Thursday how much money they expect the state to collect over the next two years. Armed with those numbers, lawmakers will accelerate the tough balancing act of divvying up the money.
The Oregon House has given final approval to a bill that would grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally.
Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the federal government to reject a proposal by an Oregon tribe to start a casino in Medford.
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill that will allow hospitals to release placentas to mothers who've just given birth.
The Oregon Senate has unanimously passed a second bill addressing the use of so-called 'seclusion cells' in public schools.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill that will let people living in Oregon without documentation obtain driver's licenses and he was cheered on by a large crowd of immigrants.
Dennis Rodman sent a tweet calling on North Korea to release former University of Oregon student Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor on accusations of plotting to overthrow the government.
A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government's marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.
An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.
A KATU On Your Side Investigation exposed problems with the foster care system in January when the state removed two children from their foster home of several years.