Portland General Electric Set To Build 1st-Of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Site

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Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project that would be the country's first large-scale facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage.

Sweeping Public Lands Bill Would Protect Washington Lands, Waters

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The U.S. Senate Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands bill, with measures meant to protect lands across the country. It’s expected to have a big impact on Washington’s lands, rives, and more.

Supporters, Critics Pack 1st Oregon Hearing On Single Family Zoning


House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, and other supporters of the measure said it would play an important role in easing Oregon’s shortage of housing.

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Wyden Backs Tax Break For Craft Beverage Makers

How much do taxes drive up the price of a beer?

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Report: Economic Benefits Of Cap And Trade Will Outweigh The Costs In Oregon

Oregon’s proposed cap-and-trade plan would increase household income, create jobs and grow the state’s economy, according to a new economic report to the Oregon Legislature.

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Oregon Legislature Treads Carefully Toward Pricing Carbon

Oregon lawmakers are taking up legislation that would make Oregon the second state after California to adopt an economy-wide cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions.

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Washington Offers Pardons For Misdemeanor Cannabis Convictions

The new Marijuana Justice Initiative could pardon 3,500 people who have misdemeanor cannabis convictions in Washington.

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Lawmakers Gear Up To Make Oregon The 1st With Statewide Rent Control

Oregon appears poised to pass first-in-the-nation, statewide rent control legislation.

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What Should Oregon Look Like? The Fight Over Single-Family Zoning

With Oregon facing a housing crunch, House Speaker Tina Kotek seeks to channel more duplexes and triplexes to residential neighborhoods across the state.

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Early In Legislative Session, Oregon's Justice System Is Clamoring Loudest

Lawmakers have pledged to focus on schools and health care this year, but judges, public defenders, and state troopers want help, too.

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Oregon Legislators Offer Grim Picture Of Public Schools, And Big Recommendations

A legislative report unveiled Thursday details a grim picture of Oregon's public schools.

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Oregon Supreme Court Could Beat Gov. Brown To Campaign Finance Change

In an exceedingly rare move, the Oregon Supreme Court this week agreed to fast-track a case that proponents hope will let the state limit campaign contributions. 

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Oregon Legislature Kicks Off Work To Curb Campaign Spending

Gov. Kate Brown, who was part of the state’s most expensive governor’s race, told lawmakers on Wednesday that it’s time to curb the amount of political money spent in the state.

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