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Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark welfare reform bill, which overhauled how the government hands out cash assistance to poor people. Oregon is considered one of the most successful states at implementing the reforms.
Monday, August 22, 2016
The new program did work for millions of families. The idea was that people would be encouraged to find work if they knew their monthly checks would end, but instead, some have been left high and dry.
Monday, October 05, 2015
At a gun show in Oregon, buyers and sellers talk about gun laws following last week's shooting at a community college. Some gun owners say the attack shouldn't be used as a reason to pass more laws.
Monday, June 01, 2015
So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as Oregon's governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In ...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.
Opponents are lining up against the measures, but some gun control advocates say the proposals don't go far ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
In Oregon the Senate race is in a dead heat. Republican incumbent Senator Gordon Smith is respected for his legislative record and his centrist ways. But this year his party affiliati...