Oregon lawmakers have approved money to start paying wildfire costs and helping homeowners r…
As of Thursday, here's the progress on major wildfires in Oregon as reported by the Oregon D…
Law enforcement leaders around the country have said in recent years that fewer people want …
Law enforcement leaders around the country have said in recent years that fewer people want to be peace officers, a trend that was reinforced after the death of Black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May. But in Oregon, the number of people taking the state’s 16-week basi…
Oregon state coffers saw personal and corporate income tax collections go up in the past few months, not down as had been forecast, after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in widespread business shutdowns.
A political action committee backing a ballot measure aimed at taxing tobacco products racked up the largest contributions so far for the Nov. 3 election, state records showed Tuesday.
Oregon legislators will gather by video conference next week to hear the latest word on the state’s worsening budget situation and get updates on wildfires, school reopenings, unemployment compensation and COVID-19.
A British insurance marketplace in business since 1871 will pay up to $25 million of wildfire costs in Oregon under the state's one-of-a-kind wildfire insurance.
Even as thousands of firefighters continue to suppress dozens of wildfires spread over 1 million acres, Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden called separately for actions to help Oregon recover from the current fires and prevent them in the future.
At least ten people are dead and 22 are missing in the dozens of fires that have burned more than 1 million acres and filled skies with choking smoke across the state.
Inmates of Deer Ridge Correctional Institution near Madras rebelled overnight Friday in response to smoky conditions and poor ventilation, kicking open the doors in their housing units in what prison officials have called a “protest” and inmates have called a “riot.”
Dozens of people are missing as state officials look for those who may have stayed behind in the over 1 million acres that have burned in major wildfires across Oregon since Monday.
Most Oregon and tri-county voters have negative views of the ongoing political protests in violence, according to a survey released by DHM Research on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Oregon firefighters hope to start pushing back on dozens of deadly blazes that have scorched 900,000 acres, killed at least three people, destroyed entire towns and forced up to 500,000 residents to evacuate their homes.
It was a somber meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, barely a day after devastating wildfires wiped out much of Santiam Canyon.
REDMOND — In the parking lot of the Super 8 motel, Ray Mount and his family waited Wednesday to hear if their home in Idanha was spared from one of the many wildfires burning 374,522 acres on the western side of Oregon.
Oregon is being swept by likely the most deadly and destructive fires in its history, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.
High temperatures and powerful winds continued to fuel dozens of wildfires across Oregon on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of acres have been scorched and thousands of Oregonians have fled their homes.
As flames from the Holiday Farm Fire roared closer and closer to her home Monday night, Blue River resident Krystal Harrison was ordered to evacuate or perish.
Wind-driven wildfires turned daytime skies orange Tuesday across the Willamette Valley, closed a portion of Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon, left thousands without power and led to the evacuation of residents from homes and inmates from state prisons.
Over breakfast recently, a longtime Oregon Democrat and political observer mused that Gov. Kate Brown’s muddled response to the pandemic — including the state’s Employment Department fiasco — could finally undo the politician he calls “Teflon Kate.”
Elk are an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest. The animals are valued as a cultural resource by American Indian tribes, and elk viewing and hunting bring economic and social benefits to many rural communities. Elk forage on grasses, shrubs, and other early-seral vegetation. As timber ha…
Oregon voters will not decide Nov. 3 if they want an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional district lines after every 10-year census.
After three months of Portland attempting to go it alone on the handling of nightly violence, Gov. Kate Brown on Sunday released a master plan that involves city, county state and federal resources.
Oregon's COVID-19 case rate seems to be in decline, but state health officials are nervous about a potential uptick in cases, following the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.
A $62 million relief fund is now accepting applications from Black residents picking up the pieces after the novel coronavirus shattered lives and livelihoods across Oregon.
CORVALLIS — Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study from Oregon State University found.
With the spread of coronavirus in Oregon holding fairly steady, Gov. Kate Brown on Friday said she is prepared to impose new restrictions if things don't improve.