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.
The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears.
A former legislator who reported Oregon's troubled health exchange to the FBI in 2012 says he has no proof of allegations that federal officials were intentionally misled about progress in setting up the exchange.
Getting caught with a little marijuana won't prevent you from getting a concealed handgun license in Oregon. That is, if it happened in the state and after 1973.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has agreed to cancel more than two dozen timber sales on state forests because they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a sea bird that nests in large old trees.
A proposed bill would require life sentences without parole for some of Oregon's worst sex offenders.
Oregon lawmakers have officially started the 2014 legislative session.
He's something of a folk hero to the cannabis community.
KATU’s review of thousands of pages of emails and reports, as well as interviews with many of the key people involved, suggest that either Kitzhaber knew more than he has acknowledged about Cover Oregon's failed website, or that he and his staff somehow remained oblivious to the unfolding disaster despite numerous attempts to bring it to their attention.
National sugar beet growers join Oregon Farm Bureau's fight to defeat ballot measure from organic farmers to prohibit genetically modified crops in Southern Oregon.
An expensive wildfire season and a decrease in anticipated revenue will force Oregon lawmakers rework portions of the state budget when lawmakers return to Salem for a five-week legislative session that begins on Feb. 3.
A plan to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is just one of several high-profile issues that will be rehashed for a second consecutive year when Oregon lawmakers return to Salem on Feb. 3 for a five-week legislative session. Gun control, clean fuels, Native American mascots and genetically modified crops also may be getting an additional round of debate.