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The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on ille…

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SALEM — Since the divisive November national elections, Oregon lawmakers and a member of its congressional delegation are seeing unprecedented public participation in the political process, and they are hoping the engagement will help solve a budget crisis.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tina Podlodowski has been elected the next chair of Washington’s Democratic Party, ousting an incumbent who had been criticized by some in the party for what was seen as lackluster results last November.

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SALEM — Oregon’s governor and legislative leaders predicted a tough legislative session this year on Thursday because of budget deficits, while Democrats are also focused on insulating the state from President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, health care and other issues.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a story Jan. 19 about a bill that would give students control of school-sponsored media, The Associated Press erroneously reported the status of similar legislation in other states. In 2007 Oregon passed a student expression law. Other bills have been filed in Vermon…

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PORTLAND — Lea Vlcek of Elkton describes herself as a long-time feminist. Feminists changed the world for women, she said, opening shelters for battered women, improving women’s health and opening up jobs to women where none had been before.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

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A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access; however, a local timber industry spokesman said state management of federal forest lands cou…

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Alana Lenihan is in good health and has insurance through her husband’s job at Lowe’s. So she won’t be directly affected by the apparently imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, called this week for fair competition and a level playing field for American softwood lumber in the next trade deal with Canada.

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The victims of the Oct. 1, 2015, tragedy at Umpqua Community College, their friends and family were the focus of attention at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

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Professional athletes have been taking a stand against social injustices in the U.S. since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to a pre-season football game four weeks ago.

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The sound of the metaphorical glass ceiling cracking as Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for United States president Thursday was beautiful music to some Douglas County women who have been around long enough to watch gender roles change over the decades.