Veterans court may be collateral damage in immigration fight

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Military veterans struggling with addiction and who have been charged with crimes are being given a chance in an Oregon courtroom. But the Veterans Treatment Court and 40 other spe...

Uncounted Oregon votes expose election vulnerability

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, s...

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents th...

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley won't join 2020 presidential field

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has decided not to enter the increasingly crowded race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after months of consideration. ...

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is on track to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections ...

Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that w...

Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial governm...

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — 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 ke...

Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are...

Veterans find community, hard work in rare firefighting crew

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America's newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. ...

More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and fin...

Merkley eyes White House, visits early primary states

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — He's a Democrat, a liberal senator who wants to make Medicare available for all Americans, has pushed bills to stem climate change and is a sharp critic of President Donald Trump...

Oregon governor joins other states in offshore drilling ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday blocking offshore drilling, joining several other states trying to shield themselves from the Trump administration's plan t...

Oregonians deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary state law

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — An incident of racial profiling led to Oregon becoming America's first sanctuary state. But now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law. ...

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's...