Oregon Business Tax Breaks Would Mostly Flow To Top Earners


The top 5 percent of Oregon taxpayers with business income would get 61 percent of the benefits of a controversial tax break, according to state tax experts.

Oregon Governor Signs Bill To Rein In Prescription Drug Prices


Under Oregon’s new law, drug manufacturers who increase the price of a prescription drug by 10 percent or more must inform the state of cost drivers.

Multnomah County Accepts 1st Non-Binary Candidate Application


It's a move that could lead to statewide changes in how applicants identify on official filing documents. 

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How Portland Tried, And Failed, To Provide A Bed For All Its Homeless Children

Multnomah County and the city of Portland tried to guarantee a shelter bed for homeless families with children. But the number of families kept rising. 

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Woodburn Works Against Immigration Rhetoric To Build Trust In Police

When immigration agents confronted a Woodburn family outside their home, they called the police. That's what the chief wants: trust in sanctuary policies in the face of Trump administration rhetoric.

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Oregon Tax Bill Produces Political Dilemma For Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is weighing whether to sign or veto a bill that would cut off new tax benefits for thousands of small businesses.

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Judge: Multnomah County Limit On Campaign Donations Unconstitutional

Multnomah County Judge Eric Bloch says the voter-approved law placing a $500 limit on donations to candidates for county office violates the state constitution.

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Oregon Attracts Lots Of Political Candidates For May's Primary

The deadline for filing for major political office in Oregon passed Tuesday with no major surprises.

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Oregon Immigrants, Advocates Rally In Salem For Dream Act

Immigrants and their advocates rallied on the Capitol steps in Salem Monday. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pledged to continue opposing federal efforts to end  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Oregon Climate Policy Could Get Another Chance Next Year

Supporters of Oregon’s cap and trade bill say their plan isn’t dead yet – even though lawmakers failed to pass it this session.

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'OPB Politics Now:' The Legislature Adjourns, The Republicans Meet

On this special Monday edition, we wrap up the highlights and surprises of the 2018 legislative session. And we examine the state of the Oregon Republican Party after the annual Dorchester Conference. 

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Federal Magistrate Rules Against NW Tribes In Religious Freedom Case

A road expansion project a decade ago destroyed burial grounds and a stone altar, along with old-growth trees.

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Underdog In Oregon Governor's Race Wins GOP Straw Poll

Former naval aviator Greg Wooldridge won the gubernatorial straw poll at the annual Dorchester Conference, defeating Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend.

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