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Hundreds of bills are proposed in the state legislature each session. Some will make it over the hurdles one-by-one — first surviving a committee hearing and vote, then the House and Senate, and finally a signature from the governor.

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W olves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Four years later a single wolf was sighted in Eastern Oregon. And then in 2011, OR7, a radio-collared wolf, made his presence known in the Southern Cascades. He probably set foot in eastern Douglas County on his travels.

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Police photos involving dead crime victims would be exempt from public records laws under Senate Bill 508, which unfortunately was passed by the Senate Committee on Judiciary last week on a unanimous vote.

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An investigation into events leading to the firing of Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts last year has shed some welcome light on what had been a murky situation at an agency that handles a lot of public funds.

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The recent sex scandal that led to the resignation of Winston’s mayor has the city’s voters shaking their heads somberly. Hindsight is always 20/20, as the saying goes, but the cliché could be just as deceiving as our recollections of the past.

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After voters resoundingly defeated Ballot Measure 97, a $6 billion proposed tax increase on large corporations, the measure’s backers came up with a revised tax plan they hoped could gain traction in Salem. But judging from a new poll of Oregon voters released last week, the public wants to …

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In a way, Oregon finally gets to turn the page on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, little more than a year after a 41-day standoff came to a close.

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Oregon has required its electorate to vote by mail since an initiative was passed by voters in 1998. But Oregonians, who have the option to “cast” their ballots at an official drop site on Election Day, have had to pony up the postage the past 19 years to participate in democracy.

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A quiet revolution is going on a corner of the wood products industry with potentially far-reaching economic implications for Western Oregon. It involves the use of “mass timber” — engineered wood products made by bonding layers of wood together at right angles, including cross-laminated tim…

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According to the Milliman Medical Index, the pre-insurance cost of health care for the typical American family has more than tripled since the turn of the 21st century, rising from $8,414 in 2001 to $25,826 last year.

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A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature that would limit the ability of some homeowners to deduct mortgage interest from their state income taxes has Republicans in a predictable froth, but the consequences wouldn’t be nearly as dire as they claim and would provide a boost for housing pr…

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Here’s a message from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson to President Donald Trump: If you’re looking for evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 general election, you’re wasting your time looking in Oregon.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden hasn’t been among those members of Congress confronting angry crowds at town hall meetings since President Donald Trump was sworn in — in large part because he hasn’t held one recently in populated places such as Medford or even Jackson County. He needs to face the musi…

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On Oct. 1, 2015, our community suffered a tragedy that for many of us was simply unthinkable. A deranged young man murdered nine people, and left others with scars that will last them a lifetime. Some of these scars are visible. Some are not.

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