Oregon removes assisted suicide wait for certain patients

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Legislation allowing certain terminally ill patients to have quicker access to life-ending medications under the state's first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law has been signed int...

Feeling blue? Oregon students can take 'mental health days'

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health unde...

Oregon governor ready to take lead on divisive climate plan

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday that she's ready to use her executive power to lower carbon emissions following a political crisis in which Republican state senators fled the sta...

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout over a carbon-emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. N...

GOP leader says Republicans will return to Oregon Senate

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate say they'll end a more than weeklong walkout over climate legislation that ground the Legislature to a halt. Senate Minority Leade...

Truckers, loggers circle Oregon Capitol amid climate fight

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A parade of trucks and tractors circled the Oregon Capitol in support of Republican lawmakers whose walkout has stretched into an eighth day. Hundreds of people ra...

GOP strike in Oregon over climate change bill enters 5th day

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican state senators in Oregon who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation didn't show up for work for a fifth day on Monday, with the GOP insisting they'll continue ...

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind gl...

Oregon public defenders lobby for sweeping overhaul

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public defenders walked out of the courthouse and into the Statehouse this week to rally behind legislation that would overhaul the state's public defender system. ...

Oregon teachers walk out demanding better school funding

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Holding signs and wearing T-shirts declaring "Proud Educator," teachers across Oregon staged a one-day walkout Wednesday demanding for more money for schools. The ...

Teachers across Oregon to walk out over classroom funding

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. ...

Oregon foster care system targeted in federal lawsuit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's foster care system has failed to shield children from abuse and they are sometimes forced to stay in refurbished jail cells and homeless shelters, according to a lawsuit fi...

Oregon OKs 1st statewide US mandatory rent control law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed the first mandatory statewide rent control bill for the U.S. as the economically booming state struggles to control a spiraling housing crisis. ...

Report: Millennial voter registration in Oregon soars

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon 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 ke...

Illinois House speaker aide quits after harassment complaint

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chief of staff to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly resigned Wednesday after an employee accused him of lewd comments and of mishandling complaints ...