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Politics Jun 11Oregon GOP legislator ousted over state Capitol breach
Legislators said on the House floor that this could be the most important vote they ever cast. They then proceeded to expel an unapologetic Rep. Mike Nearman with a 59-1 vote.
Nation May 27‘Nothing looks good’ preparing for summer wildfire season
"I'm seeing probably the worst combination of conditions in my lifetime," said Derrick DeGroot, a county commissioner in southern Oregon's Klamath County. "We have an enormous fuel load in the forests, and we are looking at a drought unlike we've…
Nation Apr 14Lawsuit describes night of fear for Wall of Moms protester
In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Portland, Oregon, Jennifer Kristiansen also accused an unnamed federal agent of groping her breast and buttocks as he trapped her against a wall, leading her to fear she would be raped.
Politics Feb 01Oregon 1st state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs
Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and other hard drugs. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment.
Politics Jan 20Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope
Normally quiet streets around state capitols have looked more like battlegrounds recently amid protests. But their sense of foreboding has been lightened, just a little, by Wednesday’s inauguration.
Politics Dec 12Critics of Electoral College push for popular vote compact
When the Electoral College meets Monday, its detractors hope it marks the beginning of the end of a system that twice this century has vaulted the loser of the popular vote to the presidency.
Nation Nov 04Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
Nation Sep 13Death toll from wildfires reaches 33 on the West Coast
Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington state.
Nation Sep 12Better weather aids battle against deadly Western wildfires
Diminishing winds and rising humidity helped firefighters battling deadly blazes in Oregon and California, but with dozens of people still missing, authorities in both states feared that the receding flames could reveal many more dead across the blackened landscape.
Nation Sep 11Oregon orders 500,000 to evacuate ahead of historic wildfires
The number of people ordered to evacuate statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state's 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday.