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58 min ago | Advocate
Opening arguments in the legal challenge to Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage will go on as scheduled today at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, after the judge slated to hear those arguments declined to delay the trial to allow the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in defense of the law.
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2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com
Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, is making Cover Oregon a key issue in his campaign to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber.
2 hrs ago | Common Dreams
April 23 - A federal court will hear arguments today in a challenge to Oregon's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Ben West, a plaintiff in the case to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage, says he's excited and anxious and will be leaving for Eugene early Wednesday to hear arguments in the case.
An Oregon group backing a marijuana legalization initiative has received a $100,000 contribution from Drug Policy Action , a group that was a key backer of a similar legalization campaign in Washington in 2010.
An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
Consumers Union's Best Buy Drug Program Provides Unbiased Information on Prescription Drugs Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced an additional $3.3 million grant to extend the Best Buy Drug Program, an initiative of Consumers Union that provides free, non-biased and straightforward information to help consumers make safe and effective ... (more)
A Portland woman is selling note cards that feature art work by inmates on Oregon's Death Row.
The Salem Statesman Journal says the Oregon Insurance Division has been working its way through rate increase requests.
Tuesday night the eve of what we hope to be a court decision to allow LGB families the right to access the civil privileges of marriage will be held in cities throughout the state.
The Twilight Room Annex will close for good tonight, owner Chris Penner said, after his bank accounts were seized in connection with a Bureau of Labor and Industries judgment.
When they read a study that suggested inmates who were visited by their families while in prison were significantly less likely to return to prison, officials in the Oregon Department of Corrections crunched their numbers and found about 60 percent of the state's inmates never received a visitor.
Yet in a number of such comparisons, compiled in the Oregon University System's new 2013 Fact Book, Oregon is an outlier, ranking higher than might be expected in some measures and lower in others.
It's unusual to see a statewide elected official take to social media to fight with the state's largest newspaper.