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 ...

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 ...

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