SALEM — Oregon came one step closer this week to joining a national agreement that, should enough states eventually come on board, would effectively dislodge the Electoral College’s power and allow the people to elect the U.S. president by popular vote.
EUGENE (AP) — Authorities say a former investment adviser who was scheduled to be tried next month on drug charges was found dead at home in Springfield.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a 25-year-old swimmer who did not resurface while swimming with friends in the Three Pools area east of Salem Monday.
EUGENE — In a rare move, Oregon State Parks will auction off a 38-acre piece of property between Eugene and Corvallis with a stand of tall Douglas fir trees.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 25-year-old missing swimmer who did not resurface while swimming with friends in the Three Pools area east of Salem.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police say they have identified a man who was shot to death at a mobile home in Springfield as 36-year-old Steven Ray Burton.
PORTLAND (AP) — Plans for a $700 million high-voltage electrical transmission line between Oregon and Washington state have been canceled after the cost doubled over the last eight years, The Bonneville Power Administration said Thursday.
SALEM — The Oregon Senate unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that outlaws wage discrimination that is prevalent in the state based on gender, race and disability.
SALEM — Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.
State Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, said he doesn’t think a new tax plan will be approved by the legislature this year, but he expects to see proposals like a corporate sales tax return in next year’s short session.
SALEM — The Oregon economy has been bustling this year, so much so that the state’s unique “kicker” law may give $408 million back to Oregonians next year when they do their taxes, plus another $75 million for schools in the next budget cycle.
BEND (AP) — Health insurers in Oregon are seeking double-digit price increases for 2018, saying it’s because of the sicker-than-expected customers that became eligible under the Affordable Care Act.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown recently signed three executive orders as part of her “Series of Cost Savings Across State Government” initiative — touted as a broad effort to save money to help close the $1.6 billion budget shortfall and improve Oregon’s long-term finances.
MEDFORD — The sharp teeth of the cross-cut saw carve like a file through the thick fir log to the rhythm of Jason Middleton and Aaron Babcock pushing and pulling this antique tool of the backwoods.
ASTORIA (AP) — Oregon officials have ordered razor clam digging be closed for the remainder of May due to high levels of a marine toxin being found in the clams.
EUGENE (AP) — A University of Oregon committee reviewing new names for a dormitory named after a professor who was a Ku Klux Klan leader has come up with four finalists after 66 new names were suggested.
PORTLAND (AP) — Rescuers who had come to a man’s aid after he tumbled down Mount Hood in Oregon say he had not been using an ice ax.
PENDLETON (AP) — Post-recession job growth in rural Oregon has mostly lagged behind the state’s metro areas, but one county is going against the grain.