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Editorial: Email gives context to senators' letters
When Oregon's U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and other Democratic senators wrote to the IRS last year criticizing the agency's regulations, they didn't mention conservative groups.
Sen. Jeff Merkley is dragged into controversy surrounding IRS scandal on tea party groups
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is being dragged into the partisan infighting surrounding revelations that the Internal Revenue Service wrongly targeted Tea Party groups seeking non-profit status.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Monsanto Protection Act' might be repealed in Senate
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month.
Thu May 16, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid discloses niece is a lesbian Sen. Harry Reid...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a personal reason for wanting to ban discrimination in the workplace.
Harry Reid reveals niece is a lesbian
The senator was expressing hope that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation, will become law.
Wed May 15, 2013
Rove: IRS did what Dems wanted
Karl Rove is linking congressional Democrats to the IRS scandal, saying that the agency was just doing what some on the Hill wanted.
'Social media bill' passes the Oregon Senate
SALEM, Ore. State senators on Tuesday passed a bill that would prohibit businesses from demanding access to a prospective employer's social media accounts.
FLASHBACK 2012: Democrat Senators Demand IRS Scrutinize Tea Party Groups
In March of 2012 Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service demanding that Tea Party groups get extra scrutiny .
Tue May 14, 2013
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Merkley bill would cut student loan interest rates
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., cosponsored a bill Tuesday that would allow students to pay the same interest rate on their federally subsidized Stafford loans as big banks get when they borrow money from the Federal Reserve.
Mon May 13, 2013
In 2012, Democratic senators asked IRS to investigate 'social welfare' groups
In February 2012, seven Democratic Senators wrote a letter to the Internal Revenue Service commissioner requesting an investigation of "social welfare" organizations.
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Merkley intros bill on breastfeeding at work
Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., joined Portland Police officers and breastfeeding advocates Monday to introduce the Supporting Working Moms Act .
Survey of Oregon university president pay in dispute
Higher education officials are disputing a national survey that said Oregon State University President Ed Ray's compensation put him at No.
Waldo Lake motor ban goes to Oregon governor
The Oregon Legislature has decided that all gas-powered engines should be banned from Waldo Lake .
Military drone to take flight over Pendleton area
An Oregon Army National Guard RQ-7 Shadow lands at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility in Boardman, Ore., following a demonstration flight on June 19, 2012.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Dalai Lama in Portland: Consumption, compassion and change
The Dalai Lama and other panelists touched on human consumption, the economy, political action and individual behavior during a sold-out Environmental Summit this morning at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Fri May 10, 2013
Smoke jumpers accidentally land in Oregon marijuana field
A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season.
Man caught stealing anti-fluoride signs outside campaign HQ
Campaign worker KC Hanson said she caught a man trying to steal anti-fluoride signs from outside the headquarters of Clean Water Portland.
Thu May 09, 2013
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Ore. senators seek emergency grazing rights
Faced with another year of drought conditions in Southeastern and South-Central Oregon, Sens.
Merkley plans H-2B legislation
As he did during the last session of Congress, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation Wednesday that would tighten loopholes that Oregon companies used to hire foreign workers to complete local forestry projects.
Wed May 08, 2013
Vandals enter fluoride debate, upsetting both sides
Craig Mossbaek, right, says he came out Saturday morning to find his pro-fluoridation sign burned in his front yard.