A continuing distinct partisan divide is present in the gay marriage cases at the Supreme Court, even though a brief on behalf of more than 100 prominent Republicans calls for marriage equality. The split is most in evidence in legal briefs filed...
Investigators have found six ballots that were potentially altered by an elections worker in Clackamas County, but the full extent of the alleged ballot tampering was still under investigation, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown said late Tuesday.
Police in Salem are investigating the case of a 51-year-old state Justice Department employee found dead in her home. Authorities say another employee has been placed on administrative leave after being interviewed by police.
Ellen Rosenblum promises to bring a cautious and deliberative approach to the office. That's in contrast to the style of John Kroger, the hard-charging former New York mob prosecutor she's replacing on Friday.
Barring a dramatic upset in the attorney general's race in November, two women will occupy the top two places in Oregon law enforcement by early next year, an unprecedented feat for women in a state with a good track record for putting women in leadership positions.
The proliferation of dispensary-style medical marijuana operations in Oregon concerns the state's new U.S. Attorney, and she said drug trafficking organizations have made headway into the state's medicinal marijuana system.
Entering the Democratic primary, former federal prosecutor Dwight Holton looked like he was going to walk into the Oregon attorney general's office. But then a late poll showed him trailing former appeals court judge Ellen Rosenblum badly.