The Oregon Department of Human Services on Thursday disclosed that millions of agency emails had been breached in January, potentially exposing the personal medical information of hundreds of thousands of people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
SALEM — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections movin…
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…
The first of three new Oregon Solidarity wines, a rosé made with Rogue Valley grapes stranded just before last fall's harvest, is nearly ready to hit store shelves.
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) turned 110 years old on Feb. 13.
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…
LINCOLN CITY — The Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the body of a woman found in the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City.
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.
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.
They come looking for Ruger rifles, Glock handguns and standard shotguns.
PACIFIC COUNTY — Licensed marijuana producers and processors across Pacific County are cultivating rare cannabis strains while broadening production of concentrates and infused products.
State Sen. Betsy Johnson has introduced a bill that would ease the requirements for counting hydroelectric power toward the state’s renewable energy goals — a move some say would weaken an eff…
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.
In an effort to help imperiled salmon, Washington state officials are proposing more water be spilled at dams during fish migration. The hope is that this would also increase the amount of foo…
Production is increasing to meet consumer demand
State legislators this year want to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the Oregon Coast, although no one has shown an interest in poking a hole in the coastal floor.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is offering gray whale license plates to support Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.
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.
SALEM — Officials say four elk were illegally killed and left to waste in Lincoln and Tillamook counties in early January.
LEWISTON, Idaho — Removing four dams from the Snake River won't help orcas, salmon, the environment or the economy, the head of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association says.
New state Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell will serve on the House committees on health care, human services and housing.
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.
SALEM — Oregon and Washington state are still figuring out what to do with gillnets on the Columbia River.
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…
The partial government shutdown is elevating the threat of wildfires in the West. That’s the contention of a dozen Democratic U.S. senators, including Oregon’s Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and W…
In one of her last legislative actions before retiring, state Rep. Deborah Boone recommended a bill that would tighten requirements for public records requests.
Gov. Kate Brown supports a bill that would limit how much Oregon landlords could increase rents and eliminate no-cause evictions of long-term tenants.
Snowpack conditions are a mixed bag thus far in Oregon, with irrigation districts paying close attention to refilling depleted reservoirs.
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…
Finn Ware has joined the short list of Astoria businesses that have expanded into the Portland metro area.
A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of his son wearing oversized sunglasses.
SPOKANE — The cattle grazing season was a "very difficult year for everybody," a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife official says.
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.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are good you can see a volcano from where you stand.
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.
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…