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WASHINGTON — Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly.

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PORTLAND — After a fiery three-hour debate that capped a contentious week in Salem, the Oregon House approved a partial repeal of a 2013 “Grand Bargain” business tax credit in a 31-28 vote Friday with three Democrats joining Republicans’ opposition.

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SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon’s two highest-ranking lawmakers say Democrats have conceded their months-long effort to convince at least two Republicans, one each in the House and Senate, to get on board with a scaled-back Measure 97 business tax that voters rejected last fall.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting.

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SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.

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SALEM — Roughly 1,000 unionized government workers flocked to the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that lawmakers boost business taxes and funding to schools before adjourning the 2017 legislative session, which in its final weeks remains hamstrung by gridlock over a $1.4 billion deficit.

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SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Monday rolled out two proposals aimed at reining in government spending and close the state’s upcoming $1.4 billion deficit by at least $141 million over the next two years.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story May 25, The Associated Press reported that Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir made the comment "We know how to take care of our own," in reference to a drug testing proposal for Medicaid recipients. While Vukmir supports the drug testing, her comment was related…

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SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view.

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ASHLAND — Teenagers wearing hats protesting a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline filed into their high school gym in Ashland Thursday morning to join a crowd of 2,700 people at U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall gathering.