Patrick Conner

Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they… READ MORE

Oregon Gov Resigns

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned effective next Wednesday, Feb. 18, in a letter submitted to Secretary of State Kate Brown.… READ MORE

Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed “God is great” while police officers dragged him into a waiting…… READ MORE

Bloomberg Gun Grabbing Group Backs Democrats in Oregon

In Oregon, the Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety is backing  Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber, while also trying to unseat state Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro. Along with spending $22,000 to support Starr’s opponent, Democrat… READ MORE

Koch group cancels October ad time in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The political group linked to the conservative Koch brothers has canceled television ad time reserved in October for the…… READ MORE

Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed…… READ MORE

Oregon hopes to be first state to map GMO fields

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before residents in southern Oregon overwhelmingly voted to ban genetically modified crops last month, farmers negotiated…… READ MORE

Oregon gov. urges lawsuit over O-Care

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is seeking a lawsuit against the tech company he says is responsible for problems with the state’s ObamaCare insurance exchange, according to a report. Kitzhaber, who is running for reelection,… READ MORE

City Shuts Down 11-Year-Old Selling Mistletoe to Fund Braces

An 11-year-old Oregon girl who wanted to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe over the holidays,… READ MORE

Man who stripped at airport says nudity protected

By Nigel Duara, Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore.—An Oregon man kept his clothes on when he went through court security on his way to his trial, unlike the episode that got him there: stripping at Portland’s airport …

Man arrested in Portland, Ore., area in threatening letters sent to Congress

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that were sent to members of Congress. The United States Capitol Police said in a statement… READ MORE

Oregon Escapes Notice in Voter Photo ID Battle

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call More than 200,000 people voted in this week’s special election in Oregon’s 1st district, and none of them had to show photo identification before they cast their ballot. As the voter… READ MORE

John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi send cash to Oregon’s special election

By ALEX ISENSTADT | Politico House members from both parties are pouring cash into this month’s Oregon special election, newly released contribution reports show. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, the frontrunner in the race to replace former… READ MORE