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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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