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.
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.
Despite the Governor's veto on school mascot legislation, Reedsport Community Charter School officials say the fight to keep their mascot isn't finished just yet.
A Congress not known for reaching agreement is set to vote on a possible solution to the budget problems plaguing Oregon's timber counties.
State Rep. Dennis Richardson from the southern Oregon town of Central Point may have two things against him right from the start. One, he likely has low name recognition statewide. And two, he is a member of the Republican Party.
U.S. education officials announced Thursday that three states have not fulfilled their promises to bring their teacher and principal evaluation systems up to federal standards, but Washington, Oregon and Kansas have been given one extra year to finish the work.
Critics pushed Kitzhaber to veto the dispensaries measure saying it could lead to abuses.
Gov. John Kitzhaber is ready to veto a bill that loosens a ban on the use of Native American mascots by Oregon schools.
Oregon has established new rules for websites that feature mugshots and charge people to have them removed.