Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Longstanding lawmaker Sen. Brian Boquist from Dallas threatened violence against the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol. State Sen. Brian Boquist on Thursday threatened violence against State Police; the people who keep violence out of the State Capitol. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Dave Frohnmayer is honored on Capitol grounds

Plaque is on a bench between Capitol and Oregon Department of Justice. Frohnmayer, who died at age 74 in 2015, was a state representative, attorney general, law school professor and dean, and president of the University of Oregon. As he was memorialized by a plaque on a bench outside the Capitol, Dave Frohnmayer was remembered […]
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Housing option bill builds bipartisan support

HB 2001 hopes to fill in ‘missing middle’ by opening land-use zones to more than just single-family homes. Single-family homes have long dominated the housing market in Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Housing option bill builds bipartisan support

Report: I-5 expansion one of nation’s top ‘boondoggles’

Oregon Department of Transportation hiring consultant for caps over Interstate 5 in the Rose Quarter. The plan to expand Interstate 5 in Portland’s Rose Quarter has been listed as one of the top nine “highway boondoggles” in the nation by a liberal advocacy organization. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Report: I-5 expansion one of nation’s […]
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Dome Digest

These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians all the same. These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians all the same. Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature. Source: […]
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‘Credible threat’ forces Senate to cancel Saturday session

People associated with Oregon militia groups have been active on social media, calling for ‘defense force’ to protect GOP runaways. A Saturday session of the Oregon Senate was canceled Friday afternoon after Oregon State Police reported a “credible threat from militia groups” planning to meet at the Capitol. Source: ‘Credible threat’ forces Senate to cancel […]
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Senate GOP on the run; session bumbles into ‘train wreck’

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday called on the Oregon State Police to round up Republican senators absent from the Capitol to protest a major environmental policy. Source: Senate GOP on the run; session bumbles into ‘train wreck’

House vote lights fire under tobacco tax

Oregon took a step closer Thursday to taxing e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. On a 39-21 vote, the House approved increasing the cigarette tax to $2 per pack, part of a change to the law that would also slap new taxes on cigars and nicotine inhalant devices. Source: House vote lights fire under tobacco tax

‘This is the saddest day of my legislative life’

State police begin search for runaways as legislative leaders tell absent GOP senators ‘Oregon needs you.’ Thursday’s political standoff over a plan to cap carbon emissions in Oregon has left the Legislature listing toward its final deadline at the end of the month. Eleven Senate Republicans have gone on the lam, leaving Democrats two senators […]
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ODOT’s anti-camping tactics split opinions in Goose Hollow

The Oregon Department of Transportation studded a slope near Interstate 405 with boulders in Portland. The rosebuds planted on the slope of a bustling on-ramp have blossomed into boulders. The large rocks are an anti-camping tactic that has divided opinions in Portland’s tony Goose Hollow neighborhood. Source: Pamplin Media Group – ODOT’s anti-camping tactics split […]
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