During the first general election debate in a race for who will become the next governor of Oregon, the three candidates empathized with many Oregonians dissatisfied with where the state is he…
A $100,000 check from a longtime conservative Oregon political donor to Republican Christine Drazan.
A plan to protect thousands of miles of rivers and streams in Oregon received renewed attention last week when dozens of organizations banded together to encourage politicians to speed up the …
Oregon businesses and workers will begin to see the rollout of a new computer system for the Employment Department after more than a decade of false starts and frustrations.
Oregon voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to require firearms training and ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The BA.5 omicron variant has swept into Oregon to become the dominant strain of COVID-19 and increasing the risk of re-infection.
Hornets and Eagles will battle for control of the skies over Oregon the next two weeks.
The Oregon National Guard is barring members who have not followed orders to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from taking part in military duties, officials confirmed Thursday.
Oregon has now committed virtually all of the $389 million in federal and state money to provide emergency rental assistance to more than 60,000 households.
ENTERPRISE — For the past 100 years, state parks in Oregon have been an attraction to view various plant life, bodies of water and animal species.
Voters in Multnomah County will see a ballot measure this November that would expand voting rights to residents who aren’t U.S. citizens.
As the last Fourth of July fireworks faded to black Monday night, Oregon moved into the stretch drive of the 2022 election season.
Only two initiatives appear likely to qualify for a statewide vote Nov. 8 as Oregon’s deadline approaches for petitioners to submit signatures.
On the left, Terrebonne attorney Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the progressive Democrat who vanquished seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Canby, in the May primary.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn nearly 50 years of abortion rights protections sparked an outpouring of condemnation in Oregon where reproductive rights are protected by l…
SALEM — A majority of Oregonians support stricter gun laws, according to a new poll by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz said Friday, June 24, that he was unaware that a colleague had recommended a presidential pardon for his Jan. 6, 2021, vote to challenge the 2020 election re…
SALEM — Oregon’s governor, lawmakers and state agency officials have often touted the state’s reproductive rights law as one of the most comprehensive and equitable in the country.
Proponents of Initiative Petition 3 — named the Abuse, Neglect and Assault Exemption Modification and Improvement Act — took another step toward qualifying for the 2024 general election after …
SALEM — The first suspected case of monkeypox has emerged in Oregon.
WALLOWA COUNTY — In yet another week of turmoil in the crude oil markets, both the national and state average of regular unleaded and diesel prices continued to rise as of Tuesday, June 14.
One of the top finishers in the Republican primary for governor is bolting the party to back the insurgent campaign of Betsy Johnson, who is running as a non-affiliated candidate for the state…
A new report released by the Oregon Health Authority found young people are experiencing negative mental health impacts due to the climate crisis.
PORTLAND — Oregon’s natural beauty is the No. 1 draw for visitors, but breweries, restaurants and shopping rank second, according to a survey by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen Ron Wyden announced in a press release on Tuesday, May 31, the first of three online town halls for Eastern Oregon veterans, their families and veterans service providers…
A new USS Oregon officially joined the U.S Navy on Saturday morning during commissioning ceremonies at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.
SALEM — More than 300,000 Oregonians who buy health insurance for themselves or through a small group plan are likely to see a spike in premiums next year.
SALEM — Two public health warnings have been issued for contagious diseases, neither of which poses an immediate threat to people in Oregon.
SALEM — Despite a long winter and cold and wet spring, Oregon fire authorities are preparing for a challenging season.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s political career began in earnest when she won the Democratic primary for a House seat by seven votes.
SALEM — Xavier Becerra says the federal government will be there to support mental health services — starting with the new national 988 hotline for suicide prevention — if states also step up.
LA GRANDE — A Republican candidate for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District was left out of the Voters’ Pamphlet, and she says it’s because the Secretary of State’s office didn’t clarify candid…
SALEM — As part of a countrywide settlement, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum secured $2.1 million for Oregon from TurboTax, Intuit Inc., for deceiving over 4.6 million consumers nationally in…
JOSEPH — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a kill permit for up to two wolves from the Chesnimnus pack in Wallowa County.
SALEM — State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust board of directors by Senate President Peter Courtney.
ENTERPRISE — Snake River dams, Greater Idaho, internet and suicide solutions were among topics addressed by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden during a Wednesday, April 20, town hall with Wallowa County residents.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed House Bill 4002, which phases out the state's agricultural overtime pay exemption. "I view this bill as an important step in the right direction, to c…
Oregon's wolf population increased by just two individuals in 2021, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, while the number of wolf deaths was the highest ever recorded in a s…
SALEM — About one in five Oregon voters, including about half of Republicans, believe voter fraud changed the results of the 2020 election.
A new omicron variant of COVID-19 is driving a rise in infections, but is not expected to be a significantly severe wave of the now 110-week pandemic in Oregon, state health officials said this week.
Agricultural exporters are closer to getting some relief from significant supply-chain disruptions with the Senate's unanimous passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The bill will make it h…
As much of Oregon faces another year of drought, water experts say farmers and ranchers should be aware of all the tools available to them under the state's water laws.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve for six months, the White House said Thursday, March …
An upswing in COVID-19 cases in Oregon is expected to hit next week, driven by infections of the hyper-contagious BA.2 version of the omicron variant, according to a new state report.
SALEM — The Oregon Farm Bureau is a member of a coalition of 12 businesses and trade groups challenging the state's Climate Protection Program in court. The coalition has filed a petition for …
More than 2,500 Oregon FFA members and guests gathered March 17-20 for the first in-person convention since the start of the pandemic, bringing a rush of energy and unbridled enthusiasm to the…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Thursday that drought will worsen in the West this spring. The exceptions include Western Washington, northwest Oregon and Northern Idaho.
Oregon OSHA is updating its COVID-19 workplace guidelines. In an email to the Capital Press, agency spokesman Aaron Corvin confirmed that changes to workplace rules are coming.
The reigning La Nina has more staying power than expected and likely will stay through the spring and into the summer, influencing U.S. temperatures and precipitation for the upcoming months, …
ENTERPRISE — Two Wallowa County entities are in line to receive a combined $1.5 million for infrastructure, which will provide funding needed to further improvements.
SALEM — Two bills related to controlling livestock predators have died in committee. House Bill 4080 would have allowed landowners to form districts to raise money for predator control. House …
SALEM — A trio of bills that seek to end Oregon’s “timber wars” have won bipartisan support from state lawmakers, who confirmed the previously negotiated compromises by wide margins.
SALEM — The Oregon Senate has approved a bill passed March 1 by the House to end the agricultural overtime exemption, sinking attempts at compromise sought by farm organizations.
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