Oregon's Walden Gets Cheers And Jeers At Town Hall In Purple Bend


It was the Republican's first town hall visit to Bend since being booed in 2017, and losing Deschutes County voters to a Democrat in 2018.

Oregon Legislators Look For Ways To Help Federal Workers


State leaders say they're looking for ways to help federal workers, both those on furlough and others who are being required to work for no pay. 

Oregon Legislative Preview: Democrats In Charge With Ambitious Agenda


The 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature kicks off Jan. 22. With Gov. Kate Brown's re-election and new supermajorities in both chambers, Democrats will bring an ambitious agenda to the Capitol.

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Proposed Alternative To NRA's 'Murder Insurance' Has Early Support

A proposed alternative to the NRA's Carry Guard insurance has earned support on both sides of the gun debate. 

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Merkley Reveals Homeland Security Head Lied About Family Separation Policy

Sen. Jeff Merkley has asked for an investigation into the Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after a memo revealed she lied to Congress about the administration’s knowledge of a family separation policy.

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Oregon Sees Huge Jump In Federal Workers Seeking Unemployment

More than 2,700 federal employees have filed for unemployment benefits in Oregon — a five-fold increase over this time last year. 

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Locked And Unloaded: Safe Gun Storage Laws Could Come To Oregon

Oregon, like many states, doesn’t require gun owners to lock up their weapons when not in use. But that could change during the upcoming legislative session.

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Oregon Democratic Donor Terry Bean Again Indicted On Sex Crime Charges

Prominent Democratic Party donor Terry Bean again faces sex crime charges related to a 2013 incident involving a teenage boy. 

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White Male Privilege Disrupting Portland City Council Meetings, Commissioner Says

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says a small group of disruptive white men are frightening people away from city council.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Legislative Preview

The Oregon Legislature takes up a jam-packed agenda when it gets underway next week. We’ll give you a quick rundown of the major issues.

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Federal Shutdown Nixes Anti-Harassment Training For Oregon Lawmakers, Staff

The training was supposed to be run by a federal department that is now closed due to the ongoing partial federal shutdown. Oregon leaders have pledged to reschedule.

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Vancouver City Council Picks Erik Paulsen For Open Seat

After six finalist interviews, the Vancouver City Council only needed one nomination to make a decision: Erik Paulsen was the unanimous choice for Vancouver’s next city councilor.

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Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Educational And Environmental Changes

For the first time in her tenure, Gov. Kate Brown has a full four-year term stretching ahead of her — and the State of the State address she gave Monday reflected an ambitious agenda from raising billions to stabilize the state’s public schools to curbing carbon emissions.

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