Latest Oregon state government News

Amid fentanyl crisis, Oregon lawmakers propose more funding for opioid addiction medication in jails

Feb. 22, 2024 00:17 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kendra Sawyer spoke with her dad from the Deschutes County jail and told him she loved him. Six hours later, in the throes of opioid withdrawal, the 22-year-old took her own life. A year later, Sawyer’s father, Kent, is left wondering whether his daughter,...

After GOP walkout, Oregon lawmakers reconvene to focus on housing and drugs

Feb. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers began a new legislative session Monday, hoping to turn a fresh page after a record-long Republican walkout last year ground the Capitol to a halt for six weeks and disqualified 10 GOP state senators from reelection. All Republican senators were...

Oregon high court says 10 GOP state senators who staged long walkout can’t run for reelection

Feb. 01, 2024 17:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court said Thursday that 10 Republican state senators who staged a record-long walkout last year to stall bills on abortion, transgender health care and gun rights cannot run for reelection. The decision upholds the secretary of state’s...

Oregon’s high court says 10 GOP lawmakers who staged long walkout over abortion and other bills can’t run for reelection

Feb. 01, 2024 11:32 AM EST
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s high court says 10 GOP lawmakers who staged long walkout over abortion and other bills can’t run for reelection.

Oregon Supreme Court keeps Trump on primary ballot

Jan. 12, 2024 14:20 PM EST

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon's Supreme Court on Friday kept former President Donald Trump on the state's primary ballot, declining to wade into the legal chaos over whether he's disqualified to be president until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a similar case out of Colorado. Oregon...

Federal judge rejects request from Oregon senators who boycotted Legislature seeking to run in 2024

Dec. 15, 2023 19:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from Oregon Republican state senators who boycotted the Legislature to be allowed on the ballot after their terms end. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken issued the decision Wednesday. State Sens. Dennis...

Washington Supreme Court denies review of Pac-12 appeal, handing control of conference to OSU, WSU

Dec. 15, 2023 18:05 PM EST

The Washington state Supreme Court declined on Friday to review the Pac-12's appeal of a lower court ruling that gives full control of the conference to Oregon State and Washington State, keeping in place a legal victory for the league's two remaining schools over its 10 departing members. ...