Eastern and Southwestern Oregonians who want to secede from Oregon and join Idaho are continuing to collect signatures in hopes of getting measures onto many counties’ ballots this November.
President Donald Trump’s approval Sunday of a major disaster declaration for the state of Oregon will ultimately result in additional money to help the health care system and local businesses in Douglas and other Oregon counties, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman said Monday.
Between Sunday and Tuesday this week, the number of statewide unemployment insurance claims spiked from 800 to 18,500.
More families will be able to use child care benefits thanks to temporary changes to help Oregon families during the coronavirus pandemic.
PORTLAND — A 70-year-old man in Multnomah County died from complications of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, making him the first COVID-19 fatality in Oregon.
Art Robinson is no longer running for Congress. The Cave Junction chemist dropped his bid for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield.
Two Democrats — Kat Stone and Les Goodrich — will race in the primary for the chance to run against state Republican Sen. Dallas Heard in November.
Thousands of lives could be changed if 19 counties in Southern and Eastern Oregon were to join Idaho. And it all starts with Douglas County.
For the second time in eight months, state Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, was planning to head toward the state border Monday afternoon as Republican senators staged a walkout over proposed carbon cap-and-trade legislation.
Douglas County’s Republican Reps. Cedric Hayden and Gary Leif were back to work at the State Capitol on Wednesday after a Tuesday evening walkout.
Douglas County officials would be forbidden to enforce gun registration or semi-automatic firearm bans under a new countywide measure that could appear on the November ballot.
As Senate Bill 1530’s carbon cap-and-trade plan continues working its way through legislative committees in Salem, the Douglas County commissioners have issued a proclamation stating their opposition to it.
The Oregon Court of Appeals has determined Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno was wrong when she tossed out three petitions from environmentalists that could have brought tighter forestry regulations to the voters.
Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, was among a host of legislators and others set to address the crowd at a massive rally against proposed carbon legislation in Salem on Thursday.
Many shoppers at Sherm’s Thunderbird Market Tuesday said they were happy to collect their groceries in reusable or paper bags on the eve of a new law banning plastic checkout bags.
Douglas County truckers and loggers did what they could to put a proverbial lid on the cap-and-trade bill that was sent to Oregon’s Senate this past June.
SALEM — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden.
SALEM — Hundreds of protesters wearing red, including a couple dozen from Douglas County, covered the steps of the Capitol building in Salem on Thursday to rally against the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.
Owners of fuel-efficient and electric cars will pay more to register their vehicles next year than the owners of gas-guzzling pickups and SUVs.
A recent analysis said the population of Douglas County jumped by one-half percent this past year, the lowest population growth rate in Oregon for counties with populations of 100,000 or more.
State Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Associated Liquor Stores of Oregon.
Local veterans are mounting a letter-writing campaign to push the state to recommit funds toward a proposed veterans home on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs campus.
SALEM — A pair of Oregon nonprofits that combat hunger and food insecurity criticized a proposed federal rule change that could result in 3.1 million people losing food aid benefits nationwide.
After the recent highly contentious session at the Oregon State Legislature, Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, said he tried to come up with an analogy for what it was like.
SALEM — Some Republicans in Oregon aren’t on board with the party’s attempt to recall Gov. Kate Brown, saying conservatives should instead focus their efforts on winning the next election.
About 30 Douglas County hunters attended a meeting at Backside Brewing on Tuesday to ask questions about major changes being proposed to Oregon’s big game hunting regulations.