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A bill to ban drilling off the Oregon Coast is headed to the desk of Gov. Kate Brown, after passing the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Third-graders from Cannon Beach Academy got a taste of state politics with a trip to Salem on Monday, March 18, to visit with local legislators.

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SALEM — A proposed ban on clearcutting, pesticide-spraying, road-building and fertilizing in Oregon’s forested watersheds is raising fears of severe disruptions to timber production.

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Oregon’s K-12 schools won’t feel pinched under a proposal unveiled by legislative budget-writers Thursday, but other government services throughout the state are likely to see cuts.

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Wildlife officials say a lone wolf "probably" killed nearly two dozen sheep between Feb. 23 and March 4 at the Oregon Coast, and according to local ranchers, it might not be the first time.

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Dennis Richardson, the first Republican to hold the Oregon secretary of state’s office in nearly four decades, died Tuesday night following a battle with brain cancer, his office announced thi…

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SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday touted the success of the state’s unique automatic voter registration program, pointing to a new report that argues the “Oregon model” could be key to engag…

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Oregon set a record for the number of campers at state parks last year, and the number of day-use visitors was the second-highest ever, according to a report by the state’s Parks and Recreatio…

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Oregon is one of 16 states behind a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, calling the president’s decision to use executive power to fu…

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When recently retired state Rep. Deborah Boone began pushing a bill in January to prevent news media "fishing expeditions" for public records, people wondered what she meant.

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A bill aimed at prohibiting land use appeals by “bad actors” is being opposed by Oregon farm and conservation groups for potentially excluding affected people from development decisions.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Licensed marijuana producers and processors across Pacific County are cultivating rare cannabis strains while broadening production of concentrates and infused products.

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A bill in the state Senate that would have toughened requirements for public records requests has been dropped after the legislation received more scrutiny than expected.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is offering gray whale license plates to support Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

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Gov. Kate Brown, who was part of the state’s most expensive governor’s race ever last year, told lawmakers on Wednesday that it’s time to curb the amount of political money spent in Oregon.

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There is no "obvious indication" a long-anticipated El Nino will form this winter after all, according to a seasonal outlook issued Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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SALEM — Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key n…

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With his crisp beige Stetson and new white-patterned ranch shirt, Shawn Jones stood out as an atypical — yet relevant — voice in the debate surrounding a proposed liquefied natural gas pipelin…

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Finn Ware has joined the short list of Astoria businesses that have expanded into the Portland metro area.

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A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.

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Essential oils from thyme and spearmint are proving lethal to crop-damaging slugs without the toxicity to humans, animals or the environment that chemical solutions can present.

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BEND — At a time when craft breweries compete more than ever for shelf space and tap handles in pubs, industry sales are leveling off, even in Bend, known as Beer Town USA.

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Visit Tillamook Coast is launching the North Coast Food Trail at Coastally Crafted, a beer and cheese event April 14 at Pelican Brewing in Tillamook. Pelican Brewing and Tillamook Creamery joi…