Pacific Northwest

Backers drop gun storage initiative

SALEM — Citing time constraints, supporters of an initiative petition to impose new storage requirements on gun owners say they won't try to put the issue before voters this year after all.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Court asked to toss tax legislation

SALEM — A state senator filed suit Tuesday against the state, governor and legislative leaders claiming a controversial tax bill the Legislature passed earlier this year is unconstitutional.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

OR forest land changes sought

SALEM — Oregon's Department of State Lands is looking into whether other entities, including counties or private companies, could manage certain state trust forests more cheaply than the state Department of Forestry.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Independent Party threatens legal action

SALEM — The Independent Party of Oregon has threatened legal action if organizers of several upcoming gubernatorial debates exclude their nominee, Patrick Starnes. "I hope we don't have to come to court; I would rather just come to the debates," Starnes said Monday, June 18.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Panel rules against DA

A state bar panel imposed a one-month suspension of Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley’s law license, after ruling he’d made a false statement to the bar. He plans to appeal.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gun control ballot title legally challenged

Three legal challenges were filed this week against the ballot title for an initiative petition to impose storage requirements on Oregon gun owners. The court challenge drastically shortens the time supporters have to gather signatures to get Initiative Petition 44 on the ballot, but they are publicly optimistic about the effort.

June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Gorge transit routes celebrated Saturday

Car-free travel throughout the Columbia River Gorge just became a lot easier. Starting June 11, CAT officially began Monday-Friday service on four fixed routes: One that makes the trip between Hood River and The Dalles about eight times a day, another that goes from Hood River to Cascade Locks about seven times a day, one between Hood River City and Upper Valley that makes about nine roundtrips a day, and one in Downtown Hood River that offers about 12 roundtrips a day.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Outdoor Beauty

A native lupine blooms in the foothills overlooking the Columbia River near The Dalles.

June 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Antique Auto Tour set July 14

The ninth annual Antique Auto Tour will be held July 14, with antique vehicles traveling from Hood River to Rowena Crest on the Historic Columbia River Highway state trail. The pedestrian and bicycle trail is generally closed to vehicles.

June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Transit to expand in Columbia area

Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will expand coverage beginning June 11 to include an intercity service between Hood River and The Dalles, along with fixed routes in Hood River between Upper Valley and Rosauers and between Cascade Locks and the Hood River port transfer site.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Bonham pushes to break poverty cycle

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, is part of a workgroup of legislators age 40 and under who are looking at issues to tackle that matter most to younger Oregonians, including prison reform and early childhood development.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Spring Migrant

A hummingbird flutters its wings while perched on a dead branch of an Azure dogwood in rural Wasco County.

May 31, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


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