Oregon voters may decide to toss constitutional ban on duels

By KRISTENA HANSEN Of the Associated Press SALEM — The Oregon Legislature may have an unusual request for voters in the next general election that harkens back to that fateful summer day in 1804 ...

2 young women sue ex-principal in Oregon, allege sex abuse

PORTLAND — Two young women sued their former elementary school principal Monday in Oregon, claiming he sexually abused them for years in his office.

The lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court names Jeff Hays, former principal of Deep Creek Elementary School in Damascus, as a defendant, as well as his former school district. It seeks a jury trial and up to $20 million in damages.

Future of Oregon state police crime lab in Pendleton debated

PENDLETON — Plans to find a new home for the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton because of a gnat infestation authorities have been unable to eliminate are gaining momentum, but there are ...

9 Oregon hotels accused of false advertising, marketing

PORTLAND — Officials are investigating nine Oregon hotels who travelers claim cancelled their room reservations and inflated prices ahead of a summer solar eclipse. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ...

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Crater Lake bracing for bustling season as attendance soars

BEND — While it's currently buried under nearly 12 feet of snow, Oregon's only national park is bracing for more crowds this summer after consecutive years of record-breaking attendance.


Oregon regulators approve mega-dairy despite opposition

PENDLETON — Despite vocal opposition from environmentalists and small farm advocates, Oregon regulators have agreed to permit the state's second-largest dairy in eastern Oregon. The East Oregonian ...

Snow, rain delays planting in Treasure Valley

MERIDIAN, Idaho — An unusually harsh winter, followed by a string of rainstorms, has left farm fields soggy and delayed planting at least two weeks in many parts of the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.


Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users' data

By KRISTENA HANSEN Of the Associated Press SALEM — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver's license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational ...

Bottle refund going to 10 cents in Oregon

SALEM — Starting on April 1, Oregonians will be able to double the money they get back for recycling their old plastic water bottles, soda cans and beer bottles at redemption sites throughout the ...

$100M health, education center planned for PSU campus

PORTLAND — The city of Portland and its three biggest colleges said Monday they are teaming up to build a $100 million education and health center. If state funding is approved, the building would ...

Oregon State tuition hike vote postponed due to protesters

CORVALLIS — The Oregon State University Board of Trustees postponed a vote on a possible tuition increase after its meeting was disrupted by protesters. The board planned to vote Friday on a proposal ...

Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River

By Andrew Theen The Oregonian/Oregon Live PORTLAND — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis. But just enough, ...

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Legislation would close gaps along Oregon Coast Trail

By ZACH URNESS Statesman Journal SALEM — Few pathways conjure up more conflicting emotions than the Oregon Coast Trail. One moment you're hiking to the top of a rocky headland and looking upon ...

Comic gains cult following with Bundy Court Sketches

PORTLAND — U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown often warned defendants, defense lawyers and spectators that she wouldn't tolerate outbursts or laughter in the courtroom during the conspiracy trials against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.


Oregon drivers may share roads with military surplus Humvees

SALEM — Discharged from their military days hauling troops and gear as long as 30 years ago, monster-sized military surplus Humvees may soon be cruising the Oregon streets and highways alongside eco-conscious Prius drivers and outdoorsy Subaru commuters.


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