A climate-change bill will test Gov. Kate Brown’s independence.
As Kate Brown takes office as Oregon’s
governor, she’ll have little time to consider the whirlwind events that
elevated her from her former job as secretary of state.
first big politic
Pressure from family and friends spurs police to make an arrest in the death of Cougar Burleigh.
In the wee hours of Sunday, Oct. 12, Cougar Burleigh was
found seriously injured and only partly clothed at the west end of the
Burnside Bridge. As Burleigh lay dying at Oregon Health & Scie
If a growing scandal forces Gov. John Kitzhaber from office, Secretary of State Kate Brown will take over.
Kate Brown wants to be governor. She might get her wish tomorrow. Or the next day. Or at least very soon.
Brown, a Portland
Democrat, is Oregon’s secretary of state, an elected post that overs
Anti-vaccination ideas flourish at private and charter schools.
Shining Star Waldorf School doesn’t look like a potential incubator for an outbreak of disease.
small private school holds elementary and middle-school classes in a
New state rules haven’t settled the debate over the testing of legal pot for safety and how fast it will get you high.
Jesse Peters understands why the state of Oregon wants
testing of the shiskaberry buds he grows on his Wilsonville marijuana
Peters, president of
Eco Firma Farms, knows that sending s
An aging population of inmates is costing Oregon a bundle.
Oregon prisons are looking more and more like assisted living centers.
because Oregon houses the highest percentage of elderly inmates in the
nation, according to a 2014 report by the
The spokesman for a new coalition of Portland cab companies worries about Uber and what dumbed-down taxi rules will mean for Portland.
Noah Ernst is hacked off.
He’s been in the taxi business four years—first as a driver and now as a superintendent with employee-owned Radio Cab.
He’s also the
spokesman for a new lobbyin
A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.
A former Multnomah County employee says Commissioner Diane
McKeel had him fired last fall after he tried to stop her political
friends from breaking land-use rules in violation of federal law.
Two dancers sue strip club Casa Diablo for unpaid wages and harassment.
Last July, Matilda Bickers decided she’d
had enough of Casa Diablo. She had danced at the Northwest Portland
strip club for more than 2½ years and was tired of grab-ass bouncers and
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