Civil rights leaders in Oregon promote bills

SALEM — Civil rights leaders in Oregon came to the State Capitol on Monday to support several bills, including one designed to end racial profiling by police, and to release a report that urges greater inclusiveness of minorities as the state turns to renewable energy.

Man jumps from Portland bridge; Police stop second man

PORTLAND — Authorities say a man who jumped from the Burnside Bridge in Portland didn't appear to be seriously injured while officers were able to talk another man off the Marquam Bridge in a separate ...

Real ID bill heads to Oregon Senate for vote

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver's licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.

Oregon testing mosquitoes for Zika virus

SALEM — State public health veterinarian Emilio DeBess says Oregon plans to trap and test mosquitoes for the Zika virus this summer. The virus that caused worldwide health concern last year ...

After damaging winter, Oregon businesses rebuild in Idaho

NYSSA — Third-generation farmer Shay Myers thought his onion-packing sheds would be OK through last winter, even as other Malheur County buildings were collapsing under the weight of epic, heavy snow.

Anti-Shariah rallies set for weekend worry Muslim leaders

EUGENE (AP) — Inside a mosque in the college town of Eugene, a half-dozen men prostrated themselves on a carpet while another man led the midday prayers. Over their melodic recitation came a tapping sound as a locksmith installed higher-grade locks on the front door.

Forest Grove man arrested for attempted murder in pipe bomb detonation

FOREST GROVE — A 57-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly detonating a pipe bomb at the home of his estranged wife outside Portland. Forest Grove police said Thursday that Timothy Holycross ...

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown makes her way to the rostrum in the House or Representatives Chamber at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem during her inauguration ceremony Monday, Jan. 9. Brown is pushing legislators to pass crucial budget measures to avoid the need for a special session.

Brown to lawmakers: It's time to start passing budgets

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown says talk of a calling a special session before year-end are still too early but time is running out for Oregon lawmakers to break their deadlock and balance the 2017-19 budget as constitutionally-required by July 10.

'Lack of progress' prompts study of Portland air pollution

PORTLAND — Multnomah County and Portland city leaders say they will spend $120,000 to study creating a metropolitan air pollution authority in the wake of toxic air reports in the city.

Oregon program's 'dummy' SSN belonged to someone

BEND — The Oregon Health Authority used what it believed to be an unassigned Social Security number for five years to enroll young adults in a program that administers birth control and other family planning services. The practice ended when the agency learned the number did in fact belong to an individual.

Man arrested following shooting at Salem apartment complex

SALEM — Oregon officials say one man is dead and another has been arrested following a shooting at a Salem apartment complex. The Statesman Journal reports police found 32-year-old Rodolfo Castro-Salas ...

Lawmakers advance $8.2B education bill amid union rally

SALEM — Roughly 1,000 unionized government workers flocked to the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that lawmakers boost business taxes and funding to schools before adjourning the 2017 legislative session, which in its final weeks remains hamstrung by gridlock over a $1.4 billion deficit.

 

Portland approves permit for all-wood high-rise

PORTLAND — City officials in Portlan have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation. Developers announcing the approval Tuesday say it's a milestone ...

Toxic algae in Detroit Lake prompts health advisory

SALEM — Officials have issued a health advisory for Detroit Lake in western Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority issued the warning Friday after tests found toxin levels of blue-green algae that ...

Oregon Senate unveils plan to curb government spending

By KRISTENA HANSEN Of the Associated Press SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Monday rolled out two proposals aimed at reining in government spending and close the state's upcoming $1.4 billion deficit ...

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