Hundreds rally in Oregon's capital for immigrant rights

SALEM — Hundreds of people demonstrated Sunday in front of the Oregon State Capitol to support immigration rights, The Statesman Journal reported. Yesica Navarro braved the cold weather and spoke ...

Badgers threaten Oregon dam's safety

BEND — An Oregon dam is at risk from badger tunnels and other passages created by burrowing animals. The Bulletin reports Johnson Creek Dam owner Debaca Land & Cattle LLC can kill the animals ...

Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument

MEDFORD — Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama's expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Murphy Co. and Murphy Timber Investments ...

Oregon lawmakers propose state control of public land

SALEM — More than half the land in Oregon is owned by the federal government, but Republican lawmakers there have raised the possibility of transferring it to state control. A bill sponsored by ...

Report: Portland officer fired over threats at poker game

PORTLAND — A newly released report on investigations into misconduct by Portland police says any officer resigned under threat of firing for driving drunk in a patrol car while on duty to answer ...

PSU study finds state needs revenue to battle pension costs

PORTLAND — A new study from Portland State University suggests that a rise in compensation costs for Oregon's public employees could lead to a reduction in the number of people providing key public ...

Downtown Eugene in 'crisis,' consultant says

EUGENE — A consultant hired to help improve downtown Eugene has told city leaders that the area is in “crisis” and is widely considered unsafe. The Oregon city hired New York-based Project ...

Couple found dead in Oregon home; suicide pact suspected

PORTLAND — An Oregon man fatally shot a woman before killing himself in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide agreement between two people under investigation for embezzlement, authorities said Thursday.

 

Madras expands growth boundary for airport, Daimler

BEND — The Madras City Council has voted to expand the urban growth boundary by more than 600 acres to bring a new Daimler Trucks North America testing facility into city limits. The Bend Bulletin ...

Oregon judges ask Legislature for more pay, bigger pensions

SALEM — A contingent of Oregon's roughly 200 state judges visited the state Capitol this week on what has become a familiar quest: more pay and, indirectly, bigger pensions.

Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update

SALEM — Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state's wolf population. The Capital Press reported Wednesday that the Oregon Department ...

Oregon congressman trying to soften law used in Hammond case

By SCOTT HAMMERS Of the The Bulletin BEND — Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, is sponsoring a bill that would soften the federal statute used to convict the Harney County ranchers whose imprisonment ...

UO considers raising undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent

EUGENE — The University of Oregon is considering raising in-state undergraduate tuition by 10.6 percent in the fall to pay for increased salaries, health care and retirement costs for school employees. The ...

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State Land Board votes to sell Oregon's oldest state forest

SALEM — Oregon's state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state's oldest public forest.

 

Already 18? Oregon county says don't worry about tobacco law

EUGENE — Commissioners in an Oregon county say a proposed ordinance to increase the legal age for using and buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 should include a clause to exempt users who have ...

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