Oregon lawmakers push open enrollment overhaul

Democrats seek to require permission from home district.

Legislature could alter mascot ban

Bills would allow schools to keep mascots with permission from a nearby tribe.

Feds ask if pot garden poison threat to predator

Fishers could be added to threatened or endangered species lists. 

Postal Service to cut Bend, Pendleton mail centers

Study says closure of Bend center would save $2 million a year.

Wine in reusable growlers? Oregon Senate says cheers

Bill will benefit smaller operations competing for shelf space, legislators believe.

Workers, retirees slam proposed pension cuts

Oregon's pension fund lost $17 billion in 2008.

Oregon wave energy project may be delayed

Company plans buoys to generate electricty for 1,000 homes.

Sierra Club opposes Portland fluoridation measure

Referendum will be voted on May 21.

Oregon lawmakers target child sex trafficking

DA says felony charge is deserved for those who solicit sex with a minor.

Oregon bill would let teens register to vote at 16

Voting age would remain 18, but backers hope move will increase participation.

NW governors ask White House to exam coal exports

U.S. posed to become a significant supplier of coal to Asia.

Oregon Democrats unveil pension-cut proposal

Unions respond fiercely, call cutbacks unconstitutional.

SBA loans increase in Oregon district

Average loan nearly doubled in last five years.

Timber counties among unhealthiest in Oregon

Some officials warn health data is confusing, rankings are suspect.

Nudists fear loss of beach access in Lane County

Conservation group seeking $500,000 in grant to purchase land, restore habitat.

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