Conservationists Worried About House Vote To End Gray Wolf Protection

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The U.S. House passed a bill that would end protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. In the Northwest, that could mean protections fall to state agencies, which worries conservation groups.

Brown Seeks Tobacco Tax Hike But Backs Away From Higher Alcohol Taxes


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers a split verdict on proposal by Oregon Health Authority to raise taxes on alcohol and tobacco.

'OPB Politics Now:' Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Very Bad Week


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had perhaps the worst week of his tenure. Is the problem this particular mayor or Portland’s unique form of government?

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Progressive Group Turned In Nearly 100 Ballots Late, Complaint Says

According to a complaint filed last week, officials with the group Our Oregon said they found the box of ballots after election night had passed. 

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Former Oregon Capitol Interns Come Forward In Sexual Harassment Case

The two interns were harassed by former state Sen. Jeff Kruse. They've come forward publicly for the first time as part of an ongoing legal fight. 

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Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails In City Council

Portland City Council has voted against a proposal from Mayor Ted Wheeler that would have given him the power to designate a time and place for protests between groups with a history of violence.

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Oregon Tax Collections Keep Exceeding Expectations; Kicker Likely

Analysts caution they don't know exactly why tax returns have been so robust, but they expect Oregonians will see a big kicker. 

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Top Oregon Dems Call Harassment Investigation 'Personal Or Political'

In its most pointed response to date, the Legislature says Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian's complaint against lawmakers is "reckless" and "improper."

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Kate Brown’s Chance To Make Her Mark On Oregon

Before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the conversation was about whether Kate Brown has a vision. Now, the question is what kind of legacy she might be able to craft as Oregon governor.

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Oregon-Based Group Sues Trump Administration Over Rule Limiting Asylum

A Portland-based legal group is suing the Trump administration over a presidential proclamation barring migrants from seeking asylum if they cross the southern border outside of designated entry points.

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Oregon Sues Trump Administration Over Withheld Federal Dollars

Oregon sued the Trump administration Friday over a requirement the state work with immigration authorities if it wants to receive more than $4 million in federal grants.

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18 Attorneys General Call For Whitaker Recusal From Mueller Investigation

The attorneys general from Oregon and Washington have joined 16 of their Democratic colleagues in calling for Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself.

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Oregon Lawmakers Draft Wish List To Improve Schools

At a meeting in Salem on Thursday, legislators on a special committee talked of "going big" to cure what's ailing Oregon’s public schools.

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