Oregon Legislature

Anonymous Donor Gives $100M To OHSU's Knight Cancer ChallengeOHSU officials said Monday the gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous puts the campaign over the $400 million mark.
Oregon Bill Would Make Public Records SecretThe Oregon Legislature is looking at two bills that would curtail access to public records.
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Protect BeesOregon lawmakers will not restrict pesticides suspected of causing bumblebee die-offs in Wilsonville and Hillsboro last summer.
Oregon Bill Would Expand Gun Background ChecksThe husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears.
Genetically Modified Crops Included In Budget Deal Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators spent months trying to agree on a grand bargain in which Republicans would consent to higher taxes and Democrats would OK cuts in retirement benefits for government employees.
Ore. Governor To Call Special Session Over Taxes, Crops Gov. John Kitzhaber said Wednesday that he plans to call Oregon lawmakers into special session to vote on measures affecting taxes, public-employee pensions and the regulation of genetically modified crops.
Ore. Bill Targets Johns Who Pay For Sex With MinorThe Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would toughen penalties for people who solicit sex with underage prostitutes.
Ore. House Approves Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsThe Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids.
Ore. Takes Up Gun Control BillsA National Rifle Association representative, relatives of two people killed in a December mall shooting spree and others took part in a passionate gun control debate Friday as Oregon's Legislature began considering bills that would impose new gun restrictions but wouldn't go as far as some lawmakers had hoped.
Oregon Lawmakers Considering Bills To Regulate Use Of Drones To Ensure PrivacyAs the nation debates the use of drones to hunt terrorism suspects abroad, Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate how drones could be used here.
Mother Battles Facebook For Access To Deceased Son's AccountA grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories — as she did.