Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a Racial Justice Council to advise her on the next stat…
Rapidly rising COVID-19 infections, an ominous public health report, and a political stalema…
PENDLETION — Umatilla and Morrow Counties are moving backward in the state's reopening plans.
Gov. Kate Brown’s public stock may rise from her negotiations with Vice President Mike Pence and others in the Trump administration to have Oregon State Police guard the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, replacing federal officers. Politics, at any level, is the art of relationships. …
Only a third of Oregonians believe the state is "going in the right direction," and the majority support racial justice protests and police reforms, according to a new statewide survey.
The acting director of the Oregon Employment Department confirmed Wednesday that overpayments have been made to some people who are working reduced hours, but who also draw unemployment benefits under a state program that offsets their wage losses.
While the nation passed 150,000 deaths from COVID-19, there were some relatively encouraging numbers about a decline of the infection rate in Oregon and a plateau of the high numbers of infections across the country.
In order to resume in-person school this fall, Oregon counties and the state as a whole must meet a low threshold of COVID-19 cases that only one county currently meets, according to a new mandate issued Tuesday by Gov. Kate Brown.
On a day when the one-day death toll from COVID-19 set a new record, Oregon health officials said some long-range forecasting offers a "glimmer of hope" that the rise in infections could be ebbing.
An informal coalition of local governments, civic and business groups across Oregon say they are being short-changed by state political leaders in charge of allocating about $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds.
Amid the simmering chaos in Oregon’s largest city, let’s look back 50 years to how a governor took an audacious approach to avoiding violence.
All K-12 students in Oregon will be required to wear face coverings if they return to classrooms this fall, according to a new state mandate. All school staff in K-12 schools will also be required to wear face coverings such as masks or shields.
Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday ordered bars to close earlier, lowered the age for mask requirements, further limited crowd sizes and said she may impose travel restrictions.
Aiding financially crippled businesses and the impact of alcoholism on public health were the center of debate Tuesday at a meeting to consider extending off-site alcohol sales rules put in place early in the COVID-19 crisis.
A strange happening unfolded Wednesday, July 15 in the virtual world of the Oregon Capitol. The Senate Conduct Committee heard testimony about personnel issues involving Sen. Sara Gelser and a former chief of staff, even though the complainant didn’t want a big investigation or for the matte…
The Oregon Legislature’s chief budget writers have proposed to shield state aid to schools, but to cut almost $400 million in other spending and draw down reserves to offset reduced tax collections during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oregon lawmakers have cleared the way for some unemployed people to obtain one-time checks of $500 if they have been waiting for weeks to obtain unemployment benefits.
Oregon is one of the 17 states that joined a lawsuit Monday to stop a new federal rule threatening to bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States.
Face masks must be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible and private gatherings must be limited to no more than 10 people, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.
Oregon faces an "exponential growth" in COVID-19 cases if current trends continue, with ever rising numbers of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
After a delay to count the final signatures, an initiative to legalize the therapeutic use of the psychedelic properties of "magic mushrooms" has qualified for Oregon's November ballot.
A steep drop in lottery funds due to the COVID-19 crisis has killed the sale of $273 million in state bonds to pay for major projects, state officials said Tuesday.
Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has renewed his effort for an extension of unemployment benefits as the Oregon Employment Department continues to work on 70,000 claims filed by people newly eligible for those benefits.
Oregon's COVID-19 infection rate is rising so fast that unless checked, businesses may have to close again and reopening schools this fall could be jeopardized, top state officials said Wednesday.
All Oregon residents will be required to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.
Gov. Kate Brown says she is committed to maintaining the $9 billion that state lawmakers budgeted for the operation of Oregon’s public schools in the current two-year cycle.
Oregon residential and commercial tenants will still be shielded from evictions through Sept. 30, after which a new law will give them six months to pay back rent owed their landlords.
Oregon House Democratic Leader Barbara Smith Warner told constituents this week that she would be thrilled if the special legislative session wraps up by Sunday.