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2014 Oregon Legislature: 35 days for guns, pot, booze and a zombie bridge

Monday, February 03, 2014

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Monday, February 3, 2014


Oregon Political News

2014 Oregon Legislature: 35 days for guns, pot, booze and a zombie bridge

2014 Oregon Legislature: Native American mascots, Mark Hatfield statue among repeat bills

Oregon Senate wavering on Columbia River Crossing after Washington pullout

Leadership of Oregon's SEIU Local 503 suffers big defeat at hands of members

Updates from Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference in Ashland

State spent $350,000 defending Oregon liquor agency against race bias claim

Oregon legislators emboldened to wade into ballot measure politics, thanks to February session

Oregon Legislature gets new plan to grant Treasury's investment division autonomy, including PERS funds

Oregon SEIU locals push merger proposal as some members fret about loss of control

Youth suicide bill aims to help kids in crisis

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News From the Regions

Portland/Metro Area

OHSU off to strong financial start in 2014

Portland food boom drives ambitious growth for Henningsen Cold Storage

PPS waits for strike vote

Central/Eastern Oregon

PGG seeks negotiation with multi-national partner

Pendleton urban renewal behind projections

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State University's fundraising passes $1 billion

Genetically engineered crop directive slow to develop

Eugene Area

Y fields questions about Civic

State fines hazardous waste handling company

Tech firms take off

Federal salmon ruling could affect McKenzie

Forest plan backers hopeful

Packed to go

Roseburg Area

Governor foresees new fed policy to increase logging

Medford Area

Medical marijuana is risky business in Medford

Potential Ashland shop owners jockeying for position in market

Klamath Falls Area

Walden talks drought, Farm Bill

Preschool can mean success in school and life

A lesson in Klamath Basin skies: Kingsley Field helps train California pilots

Southern Oregon Coast

First cases of rare salmonella strain in Coos and Lane counties confirmed

National News

Rep. Greg Walden continues strong fundraising while primary challenger finds little money

Farm bill: Food stamp provisions would curb benefits for lottery winners, felons

Obama: People who haven't worked for months deserve a fair shot at jobs

WH not pinned down on Keystone review

Business News

Minimum wage poll results are in: Oregon & the Economy


Portland Area

Job training won't add up without better math classes: Editorial Agenda 2014

Why pot legalization advocates should oppose tobacco tax hike: Editorial Agenda 2014

Is the GOP giving up tea?: E. J. Dionne

Faith community supports tighter gun restrictions: Guest opinion

Week in comments: Light rail, Washington County growth, tax reform

TriMet's managers, union need to step it up on rebuilding: Editorial Agenda 2014

Amazon in middle of Oregon clean-energy battle: Guest opinion

Methanol's promise in the lower Columbia: Editorial Agenda 2014

Kindergarten test results a 'sobering snapshot': Guest opinion

Work in eastern Oregon is tied to the land: Guest opinion

Salem Area

Editorial: Oregon Legislature requires reinvention

Hughes: The governor is missing in action during massive mess

Hughesisms: If you think Cover Oregon is bad ...

Krauthammer: How to debunk the 'war on women'

Central/Eastern Oregon

Latest salmon deal disappointing (again)

Albany/Corvallis Area

Think Too Much: Breaking the shroud of silence on suicide

Roses and Raspberries (Jan. 31)

Eugene Area

A low-drama session

Those tyrannical orders

Timber changes reflect inequality

Saving Civic will pay off in long run

LTD needs to base tax hike on facts, not feelings

Specter of equality frightens the 1-percenters

Roseburg Area

Publisher’s Notebook: Oregon’s short legislative session not short enough

Editor’s Notebook: Journalists demand answers from elected officials

Editorial: Roses & thorns

Medford Area

Getting ahead of the game

The weed resistance crisis in American GMO agriculture

Klamath Falls Area

Proper use of timber can create many jobs

Exploring the Basin despite a poor water year


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