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.
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.
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.
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.
SALEM — After a dozen meetings since early May, the Joint Tax Reform Committee invited the public this week to weigh-in for the first time on a large-scale makeover to Oregon’s corporate tax system.
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.
PARK CITY, Utah — Former Vice President Joe Biden is encouraging onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next year.
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.
When President Donald Trump announced last week he would pull America out of the Paris climate treaty, leaders in much of the rest of the world reacted with anger, dismay and scorn. So did a host of state, city and business leaders in the United States.
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.
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…
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.
SALEM — Public bodies in Oregon would be prohibited from disclosing a person’s immigration status and details like addresses, except when required by law, under a bill filed Wednesday in the Legislature.
A climate change bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Thursday is a very important step in the right direction, according to Douglas County Global Warming Coalition board member Stuart Liebowitz.
Asked how the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s term have gone so far, from his point of view, Rep. Peter DeFazio said, “Obviously it’s very much a work in progress.”
A recent New Yorker magazine article asserts that Art Robinson’s name was floated as a possible national science advisor to President Donald Trump’s administration.
SUTHERLIN — It was a friendly, enthusiastic crowd that gathered in the Sutherlin High School gym Friday morning for Democratic U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall meeting.
When President Donald Trump was speaking about his plans for the future of health care in America, a Myrtle Creek woman who says her life was saved by Obamacare was right there in the Capitol building, listening to what he had to say.
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.
Members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation have once again urged federal officials to extend Secure Rural Schools payments to ailing timber counties.
WINCHESTER — The inauguration of a new president hung in the air Friday night as local businesses convened for the Reader’s Choice Awards banquet at Umpqua Community College's Danny Lang Event Center.