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SALEM — The Oregon Legislature has adjourned the 2017 session — a contentious, nearly six-month period that saw lawmakers pass a range of new laws including a major transportation infrastructure package, restrictions on guns and tobacco, expanded health care for undocumented immigrants, mand…

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SALEM — After hearing emotional comments from several lawmakers, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill Friday that will see grand jury testimony recorded for the first time in the state, a move to increase transparency in the justice system.

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SALEM — The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to allow local motor-vehicle offices to issue state driver’s licenses and other forms of identification that comply with federal requirements borne out of 9/11 security concerns.

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SALEM— Oregon high school students may get a bit more than half of the roughly $300 million that voters in November mandated be spent on career-technical education, college-prep and other dropout-prevention programs over the next two school years.

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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.

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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.