Category Archives: The Oregonian

Mini-mart owner who shunned woman with service dogs must pay $60,000, Appeals Court says 

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld an order that the owner of a Eugene mini-mart must pay $60,000 to a customer who was refused entry because she had two service dogs with her. Source: Mini-mart owner who shunned woman with service dogs must pay $60,000, Appeals Court says | OregonLive.com

Oregon day cares must test water for lead by September

All licensed day cares in Oregon will be required to test drinking water for high levels of lead under rules approved Thursday by a state policy board. Source: Oregon day cares must test water for lead by September | OregonLive.com

Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Gov. Kate Brown will sign a bill the Legislature sent her Thursday to ban convicted domestic abusers and stalkers from buying or owning guns. Source: Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers | OregonLive.com

Oregon Senate Democrats point to unexpected ally ahead of business tax vote today

As Oregon Senate Democrats prepare for a contentious tax vote today, they’re pointing to a potentially surprising ally: the conservative leaning Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. Source: Oregon Senate Democrats point to unexpected ally ahead of business tax vote today | OregonLive.com

Oregon lawmakers move to restore net neutrality 

Oregon lawmakers moved ahead this week with legislation that seeks to undercut federal action on net neutrality. They advanced a bill that would bar the state from contracting with internet companies that violate the principles of an open internet. Source: Oregon lawmakers move to restore net neutrality | OregonLive.com

With new building, Oregon State wants its Newport campus to come out of its shell

Oregon State University breaks ground next month on a $58 million new building at its Newport campus. The building is part of a wider marine studies effort. Source: With new building, Oregon State wants its Newport campus to come out of its shell | OregonLive.com

Oregon state senator may retire, leaving pivotal seat open

First-term Sen. Alan DeBoer, a Republican from Ashland, plans to announce Saturday that he will not seek re-election and endorse Jessica Gomez, one of his legislative aides, for the Republican primary election, according to three Capitol staffers familiar with his plans. First-term Sen. Alan DeBoer, a Republican from Ashland, will decide by Saturday if he […]
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Lower Columbia spring season set to begin March 1

Spring chinook anglers in the lower Columbia River can fish for hatchery salmon until April 7. Oregon and Washington managers set the season Wednesday in Portland, opting for a one-hatchery fish daily bag limit beginning March 1. Until then, the river is open for salmon fishing up to the Interstate 5 bridge. Source: Lower Columbia […]
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ACLU files motion to dismiss lawsuit challenging Dallas schools’ transgender policy

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed motions to intervene in – and dismiss – a lawsuit that transgender students and LGBTQ supporters say is troubling and harmful. Source: ACLU files motion to dismiss lawsuit challenging Dallas schools’ transgender policy

What Oregon’s members of Congress say can be done to stop mass shootings

Members of Congress have varying ideas about the best way to prevent mass shootings. Source: What Oregon’s members of Congress say can be done to stop mass shootings