News and Opinion

Leadership team changes in the House, land use ‘grand bargain’ and increases to social services and corrections all on this week’s agenda in Salem as the session winds down.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Oregon Political News

Timber veterans struggle to navigate Oregon's land use law and make forestry profitable

Land-use 'grand bargain' could move quickly through Legislature

Oregon House Republicans elect John Davis deputy leader in place of Julie Parrish

Oregon budget: Lawmakers propose $175 million more for social services, prisons

Native American mascot bill gets mixed reaction from Oregon House panel

Legislator tries again to get special deal for Evergreen International Aviation nonprofits, which owe $1 million in taxes

Manager who oversaw Cover Oregon health insurance exchange project blasted state managers for "misinformation"

Medical marijuana in Oregon: House committee approves bill that allows communities to ban dispensaries

House GOP votes to remove Parrish from leadership team

Bills at Legislature have a serious impact on the lives of Oregonians

Oregon House panel OKs local pot dispensary bans

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News From the Regions

Portland/Metro Area

Beaverton School Board approves bond for ballot without any objections

PSU faculty union labor talks hit impasse

Voters to decide on more Milwaukie light-rail cuts

Albany/Corvallis Area

Lebanon to cut 10 staff positions, reduce budget

Sheriffs ask relief with inmate health care

Eugene Area

Council eyes sick leave law

Report details county audit

Meet your City Hall designers, Eugene

Roseburg Area

Sutherlin lauds Boggs and Waller for volunteer service to community

Medford Area

Medford teachers welcome students back with hugs, smiles, hearts

Unusual de-annexation request snubbed by city

Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe will run for judge

Medford teachers return to class, seem pleased with contract

Details of the tentative Medford teachers' contract

Rogue River whitewater park proposal to get first look

Supporters see chance for change on ballot

Southern Oregon Coast

Workgroup seeks more data for Tenmile Lakes algae fix

National News

Gov. John Kitzhaber meets with President Obama on wildfire funding, drought, climate change

Change proposed in federal funding for fighting wildfires

Federal wood-stove rule spawns rural outcry

Pentagon budget slashes benefits

Justice Kennedy skeptical of EPA's powers

Obama to propose 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

Obama hints at quick Keystone decision

Obama's rush to regulate

Business News

Fitting into Oregon's timber land use laws proves expensive, time-consuming for small-time loggers

Providence, Moda, LifeWise and others compete for Oregon public employees' plan

Netflix, Comcast reach streaming deal


Portland Area

Lawmakers should leave driver-card ballot title alone: Editorial

Once and future chairmen put votes before facts on Washington County farmland (guest opinion)

Oregon has forgotten the 'D' in LCDC (guest opinion)

Salem Area

Tree-sitters don't represent society

Math teaches kids logic as much as numbers

Central/Eastern Oregon

Oregon GMO labeling initiative is backward

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Keep changes to mascot bill to minimum

Eugene Area

Leave state pay law alone

Keep environmental focus

Southern Oregon Coast

Adding some sanity to voting

Minimum wage insults


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