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ONTARIO — Oregon state Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, announced Tuesday that he’s running for the seat in Congress being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Greg Walden.

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SALEM — Oregonians signed up for individual or small group health plans got some good news this week when the state announced their final rate decision will lower premiums in 2020 by $44 million.

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The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.

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As hundreds of new laws come out of each session of the Oregon Legislature it can be hard to keep track of them all. While many don't have a direct impact on Oregonians' day to day lives, here…

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SALEM — The 2019 legislative session came to a turbulent conclusion as Republican senators returned from a nine-day walkout over cap and trade, but the drama overshadowed the hundreds of less-…

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SALEM — The Oregon FFA, an agricultural education and leadership organization, will receive funding from the state this biennium for the first time in eight years.

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SALEM — Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, was appointed by Speaker of the House Tina Kotek to serve on a number of committees during the 80th Legislative Assembly, including as co-vice chairman of t…

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PENDLETON — For the staffs of the Baker City Herald and The Observer in La Grande, Thursday’s news that Bankruptcy Judge Trish M. Brown authorized the sale of the two papers to the EO Media Gr…

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House Bill 2444, relating to agricultural education, flew through the Senate on June 30 by a 27-0 vote. The bill appropriates $1.43 million to the Oregon Department of Education for FFA to pro…

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SALEM – House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday finally accomplished her longstanding goal to protect tenants from abusive landlords with passage of sweeping rent control legislation.

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SALEM — In an effort to put more Oregon students on track to graduate, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on School Success has proposed everything from expanding access to preschool to expandi…

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Portland high school student Lydia Wade-Sully chats with Oregon legislators, including State Sen. Tim Knopp, right, during a town hall hosted by the Joint Legislation Committee on School Success.