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An election worker sorts mail-in ballots at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon voters approve ‘magic’ mushrooms for therapeutic use

Nov. 4, 2020 12:40 AM EST

Voters in Oregon have passed a measure legalizing controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD, oxycodone and some other drugs. They’ve also approved measures on cigarette taxes and political contributions....

Democrat Peter DeFazio wins reelection to U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 12:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Peter DeFazio wins reelection to U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District.
FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in...

FILE - In this 1982, file photo, is Jim Weaver in Oregon. Weaver, a former Democratic congressman for Oregon’s 4th District who was a tireless advocate for environmental preservation, has died after a life dedicated to Oregon politics. Weaver died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, 2020, and had been in a care facility for some time, The Register-Guard reported Wednesday. He was 93. (The Register-Guard via AP)

Former Oregon Congressman James "Jim" Weaver dies at 93

Oct. 7, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — James Weaver, a former Democratic congressman for Oregon’s 4th District who was a tireless advocate for environmental preservation, has died. He was 93. Weaver died early Tuesday morning, The Register-Guard reported Wednesday. No cause of death was given. But his wife told the...

Travellers check in at a United Airlines kiosk with help from a United employee in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

Oct. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance on Friday, marking a fresh setback for airlines struggling with a massive downturn in travel during the pandemic. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., accused Republicans of blocking him from bringing...