Oregon's population keeps rising, now at 4.1 million

PORTLAND — Oregon's population is growing at a strong clip, driven by people coming from out of state.

 

Parents sue Dallas schools over transgender policy

DALLAS — Parents at Dallas High School have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district's policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys’ locker room and bathroom, mirroring a similar civil action in Illinois that did not survive a legal challenge.

 

Former Oregon governor apologizes, to be fined $1,000

SALEM — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber apologized Wednesday for failing to publicly declare a potential conflict of interest between his elected position and his partner's work and will pay a $1,000 fine, capping a scandal that cost him the governorship.

 

Formal complaint: Oregon state senator harassed 15 women

PORTLAND — An Oregon state senator filed a formal complaint Wednesday against another senator involving accounts of sexual harassment and asked for his expulsion from the legislative body in a letter that contained detailed descriptions of the alleged behavior.

 

Two climbers rescued after 50-foot fall in Cascades

WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Authorities say two climbers were rescued from Mount Stuart in the Cascade Mountains after one suffered a life-threatening injury in a fall caused by a boulder that broke free.

Oregon warns that Willamette Steelhead face extinction

PORTLAND — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction. The Oregonian/OregonLive ...

Legal pot dealers find a home: Oregon's Cannabis Coast

NEWPORT — Eddie Biggar sports a black-and-green suit dotted with tiny green leaves as he dances jovially on a corner of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some two-and-a-half hours southwest of Portland, he owns the sidewalk. Just like a sign-waiver might promote the local pizzeria, The Weedman boasts $5 grams, urging customers down the street to CannaMedicine.

Nursery industry top leader in agriculture production

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the state's nursery industry was the top commodity in 2016. The Capital Press reports that the greenhouse and nursery industry leap-frogged the ...

Bend lawmaker announces run for governor

SALEM — A Republican lawmaker from the mountain town of Bend announced his candidacy for governor Thursday, aiming to unseat Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in 2018.

Salem man arrested for allegedly running over two children

SALEM — Police say a Salem man has been arrested for allegedly running over two children with a truck while they played on a sidewalk. KOIN-TV reports 40-year-old Casper Ankin was backing ...

Oregon Senate president talks of unity in bridge dedication

SALEM — As an osprey soared overhead and boaters floated nearby, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge that connects green spaces in Oregon's capital city was dedicated Wednesday to the state Legislature's longest-serving member. The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge connects three riverside green spaces in Salem, and fulfills a dream long held by many supporters of Salem.

Oregon landowners concerned over proposed pumice mine

MEDFORD — Oregon landowners say they believe a proposed pumice mine could increase truck traffic, bring noise and affect deer and elk habitats in a high-use recreation area. The proposed pumice ...

Father, son prepare for eclipse after missed 1979 viewing

MADRAS — The last time a total solar eclipse blacked out the sun in Oregon nearly 40 years ago, Gene Brick was working in a timber mill that refused to shut down for the spectacle.

Oregon looks to privatize liquor control, workers comp

The state of Oregon may be able to wring money out of its liquor and insurance businesses to help pay down the state’s big public pension debt.

Man accused of using fake British passport for past 20 years

NEWBERG — A man living in Oregon is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for the past 20 years. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that the man is accused of using a passport with ...

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