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Oregon legislature backtracks on its progressive drug policy

Saturday, March 02, 2024

Oregon's legislature has passed a new bill recriminalizing small amounts of drugs and ending the most progressive experiment in U.S. drug policy.


Oregon legislature votes to recriminalize drugs

Friday, March 01, 2024

The Oregon state legislature has voted to overhaul Measure 110, recriminalizing small amounts of drugs and signaling the end of the most progressive experiment in U.S. drug policy.


GOP lawmakers in Oregon continue walkouts, despite Democrats's attempts to end them

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Republican state lawmakers in Oregon have staged walkouts to prevent passage of legislation proposed by Democrats. An effort to curb the tactic is now caught in a legal battle.


A year since Dobbs, these are the many ways states are protecting abortion

Friday, June 23, 2023

Abortion access has declined dramatically nationwide, but many states have further protected abortion by enacting "shield laws," allocating funding, stockpiling medication and repealing old laws.


Oregon Republicans' walkouts trigger a new state law on reelection

Monday, May 15, 2023

In Oregon, an ongoing walkout by Republican lawmakers is blocking Democrats' attempts to pass a law that would protect and expand access to reproductive and gender-affirming health care.


Democrats' total control over Oregon politics could end with the race for governor

Friday, October 21, 2022

In the Oregon race for governor, the Democrat, Tina Kotek, and the Republican, Christine Drazan, are in a dead heat thanks to the independent, Betsy Johnson, who has outraised her competitors.


In Oregon, the fight for governor is about winning over disaffected voters

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Republicans, an independent and a self-proclaimed "outsider" are among the candidates hoping to win over Oregon voters who say they're pessimistic about the future of the state.


Oregon Lawmaker Who Opened State Capitol To Far-Right Protesters Faces Charges

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican who allowed far-right demonstrators to breach the state Capitol in December, now faces charges of official misconduct and criminal trespass.


States Prepare For Possible Violence Leading Up To Biden Inauguration

Friday, January 15, 2021

State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. We hear from reporters in Virginia, Michigan and Oregon.


What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

In 2021, states will redraw voting district lines to redistribute political power. In many places, the fight over where lines fall is expected to be bitter and partisan.


Oregon Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Oregon.


Federal Law Enforcement Officers To Leave Portland, Ore.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Federal law enforcement agents who have been clashing with protesters in Portland for weeks will begin departing the city on Thursday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said.


Oregon Sues Federal Agencies For Grabbing Up Protesters Off The Streets

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Protests continued in Oregon's largest city through Saturday night.


Oregon GOP Lawmakers' Disappearance Will Block Climate Change Bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Republican lawmakers in Oregon have walked off the job. They're refusing to meet in the state capitol as the Democratic-controlled legislature seeks to take up a climate change bill.


After Republican Protest, Oregon's Climate Plan Dies

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On the fifth day the Republican state senators have skipped the session in protest over a cap-and-trade bill, the Senate's Democratic president said the bill would expire in the Senate chamber.


Oregon Republicans Are On The Lam Over A Climate Bill

Monday, June 24, 2019

Senate Republicans in Oregon have refused to come to the Capitol, denying the legislature the quorum needed to vote on a cap-and-trade bill. The state police has been sent to retrieve them.


Oregon Police Working To Retrieve State GOP Lawmakers Avoiding Vote On Climate Change

Friday, June 21, 2019

Senate Republicans in Oregon are refusing to come to the capitol, denying the legislature the quorum needed to vote on a cap-and-trade bill. The governor has sent the state police to retrieve them.


Amid Measles Outbreaks, States Consider Revoking Religious Vaccine Exemptions

Monday, May 06, 2019

More than 10 states are considering tightening their vaccine laws in response to what health officials say is the worst year for measles in 25 years. The bills are spurring passionate opposition.


As Climate Warms, Algae Blooms In Drinking Water Supplies

Monday, September 03, 2018

Algae has long posed a potential health threat to swimmers and boaters; now it's threatening water supplies. State regulations are starting to address it.