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Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers still mum on special session

Pssst. … Oregon legislators return to Salem and the State Capitol on Monday. The public is allowed in. But details are sketchy. Read more

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Oregon not meeting electric vehicle goals, but hope remains

The state of Oregon did not meet its goal of 50,000 registered zero-emission vehicles by 2020, and it is not on track to meet its 2025 or 2… Read more

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COVID-19 wave has crested, but recovery unlikely before holiday season

​Oregon's record wave of COVID-19 cases appears to have crested, but the long recovery will likely stretch into the winter holiday season. Read more

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Oregon Rep. Schrader blocks Dems' plan to lower drug prices

Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader has staked out his opposition to a key portion of his fellow Democrats' $3.5 trillion social policy packag… Read more

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Oregon AG: Investment manager loots millions from PERS

A "bid-rigging" scheme dreamed up by a New York money manager bilked millions out of Oregon's pension program, state officials allege. Read more

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Kotek wins trade union nod for governor

House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, received a key labor endorsement in her 2022 bid to be governor, coming before any other major Democr… Read more

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Talk or walk? House GOP faces test of wills over Democrats' redistricting plan

In a sudden if not completely unexpected collision of partisan priorities, Democrats plan to vote Tuesday on new political maps despite Rep… Read more

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Insider Index: Special COVID-19 edition

Here are 10 numbers from the Oregon Health Authority related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. Read more

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Science Findings: Nonrecreational camping on public lands affects natural resources

Homelessness is often associated with urban areas, yet since the Great Depression, national forests have served as a refuge for individuals… Read more