With the deadline passed for bills to receive committee approval or die, a list of the Republican bills that wound up on the cutting room floor filled 12 pages, according to Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg.
BEND (AP) — Two Oregon teenagers face criminal charges after prosecutors say they made thousands of dollars selling fake gold bars and Rolex watches online.
PRINEVILLE — The sermon that David Fisher had prepared on a recent Sunday for the congregation he pastors in Prineville was about a topic he said God told him that it needed to hear: forgiveness.
PORTLAND — Five lawmakers revealed a framework of “cost containment” strategies Friday for the cash-strapped 2017-19 budget cycle that involves a two-year hiring freeze, revising collective bargaining rules with labor unions and curbing public employee health and retirement costs.
SALEM — Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Thursday freezing hiring of new state employees for the rest of the current budget year as Oregon lawmakers work to close a whopping $1.6 billion-shortfall that kicks in July 1.
SALEM — A proposal by the state’s teachers union to fundamentally alter a voter-approved mandate for college-prep, vocational and dropout prevention funding in Oregon high schools effectively failed this week in Salem — at least for now.
KLAMATH FALLS (AP) — Irrigators in the Upper Klamath Basin are deeply concerned about a recent call on water by the Klamath Tribes.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A longtime Portland police officer was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a deputy saw him driving the wrong way on Highway 99 in southwestern Washington.
BAKER CITY (AP) — State wildlife officials are cutting in half the number of deer tags allowed for this fall’s hunting season in Baker County following the winter deaths of hundreds of deer.
Gun control and health care reform were front and center during legislative discussions over the past week, while three government transparency bills died in the Senate, never having received a committee vote.
WALLOWA (AP) — Police say a 69-year-old man has been arrested in northeast Oregon for elk poaching after an investigation into 25 elk carcasses on and around his property.
With the potential release of the Umpqua Community College criminal investigation nearing, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin is pleading with lawmakers to block public access to images related to death investigations in Oregon.
WOODBURN (AP) — A former Woodburn assistant city attorney has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of probation after he was found guilty of two counts of public indecency.