Bakers take same-sex wedding cake fight to appeals court

PORTLAND — The case of the Oregon bakers who denied service to a same-sex couple several years ago has come before the state Court of Appeals. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Melissa and Aaron ...

Portland General Electric seeks 5.6 percent rate increase

PORTLAND — Portland General Electric has asked state utility regulators to approve a 5.6 percent rate increase. The utility asked for the increase, which would effectively provide $100 million in ...

Trump casts shadow over UO environmental law conference

EUGENE — President Trump is mentioned so many times in the workshop leaflets for this weekend's University of Oregon Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, you'd think the president was going to make a personal appearance.

 

Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Alaska's ...

Oregon cites harmful effects of travel ban; goes to court

SALEM — They are employees of tech firms. They are doctors, practicing medicine in underserved areas of Oregon. They are students in the state's universities.

 

Lawmakers consider boost to service industry worker rights

SALEM — Baristas, bartenders, seasonal workers and others in Oregon's robust service industry are at the center of early discussions in Salem about whether to afford them guaranteed pay and more control over their work schedules.

 

Oregon lawmaker looks to replace meadowlark as state bird

SALEM — An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace ...

Oregon AG girding to protect abortion rights

SALEM — On the heels of Washington state's successful pushback of President Donald Trump's immigration order, Oregon is readying for a court battle if the federal government tries to curtail abortion rights, the state's attorney general said.

 

Oregon economy strong as upcoming budget gap looms

SALEM — Strong and steady growth in Oregon jobs, population and wages last year helped funnel revenues into state coffers that exceeded earlier forecasts by $102 million, state economists said Wednesday.

 

Oregon flyfishers want to ban jetboats from portion of river

MEDFORD — A fishing club in Oregon is asking officials to ban jet-powered boat engines from a portion of the upper Rogue River. The Medford-based Rogue Flyfishers Association and riverside landowner ...

2 bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab

PENDLETON — A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers.

 

Oregon farm regulators may cut down federal inspections

SALEM — Oregon farm regulators may reduce the number of inspections they conduct for federal officials so they can catch up on a backlog of state inspections. The Capital Press reports that the ...

Study: Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant

PORTLAND — A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region's only commercial ...

Pot sales pump $5.3 million more into Oregon state coffers

SALEM — The marijuana business in Oregon is becoming a bonanza for the state.

 

Oregon wants to host Outdoor Retailer show

SALEM — Oregon tourism officials are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that left Utah after the state's stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott the biannual event. The Statesman ...

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