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The first challenge to the public retirement cuts passed by the Oregon Legislature in September has been filed before the Oregon Supreme Court, judicial department spokesman Phil Lemman said Tuesday. The Legislature passed two sets of bills this year
Oregon is replacing its state academic standards with the Common Core, a series of national standards for reading and math. Even though schools are in the midst of adopting the new standards, students won't be formally tested on them until the spring
The legislative Emergency Board in Salem only has $30 million available to cover spending when the Legislature is not in session, so it had to refer the issue to the full Legislature, E-Board member Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, said Friday. "We'll
MailTribune.com Mail Tribune Twenty states allow motorists unlucky enough to hit and kill a deer to take it home, but no such meals-under-wheels program has gained traction in Oregon in recent decades. Earlier this year, Montana became the most
Maine (AP) Maine lawmakers are seeking to tackle the problem of mounting student debt in their next session, including exploring plans that could make college tuition free for students who agree to pay back the state after they graduate and get a job.
The Oregon Medical Board is launching its newly redesigned website at http://www.oregon.gov/omb , making it easier to interact with the board online. The new site gives citizens, doctors, and other medical providers access to important information by
MailTribune.com for the Mail Tribune Area legislators say this week's special session of the Oregon Legislature finally addressed the public retirement fund crisis, raised a sizable chunk of money for all levels of education and saw the corporate
The Oregon Legislature has approved the first pieces of a five-bill package aimed at lowering public-employee pension costs and raising new revenue for education, mental health and services for seniors. The House on Wednesday passed a measure raising
The Oregon Legislature is beginning to look at whether to tax electronic cigarettes. Department of Revenue officials told House and Senate committees on Tuesday that the state has no taxes on electronic cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices
A banner hung over an Interstate 5 bridge has upset Eugene community leaders who say the sign is racist. The banner reads "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" and includes a Celtic symbol co-opted by the white supremacist movement in the U.S.