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Jan 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
A former candidate for Oregon governor says homeowners should be allowed to shoot intruders as soon as they step foot inside their homes.
Sep 30, 2011 at 4:49 PM
Oregon leaders need to have "the wisdom and the courage" to look at changing prison practices, including reducing time behind bars for some crimes, Gov. John Kitzhaber said Friday.
Nov 2, 2010 at 11:38 PM
Oregon voters on Tuesday approved Measure 73 requiring a 90-day mandatory minimum sentence for a third drunken driving conviction.
Oct 27, 2010 at 5:41 PM
A Canadian investment firm has pumped more than $2 million into a campaign asking voters to approve Oregon's first privately owned casino.
Oct 27, 2010 at 3:56 PM
Measure 73 would require anyone convicted of a "major felony sex crime" who had previously been convicted of a sex crime to be sentenced to 25 years in prison. That would be a change from the current minimum sentence of 5 years, 10 months.
Oct 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM
With voters scared about the economy and sour on incumbents, Oregon Democrats are at risk of losing their supermajority in the state Legislature. Republicans say the political climate favors their candidates and issues.
Aug 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM
Richard "Dick" Wendt, a founder of the international door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. and a contributor to conservative political causes in Oregon, has died. He was 79.
Nov 23, 2009 at 10:22 AM
"I can tell you had they done this three years ago, they'd be gone," Allen St. Pierre, spokesman for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, said. "If they'd done it 10 years ago, there would be yellow tape around them....
Sep 24, 2009 at 2:49 PM
Measure 11, the Oregon mandatory sentencing law approved by voters in 1994, has been ruled unconstitutional because it can be too harsh in some cases, opening the door to additional challenges.
May 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM
Any day now, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger will announce results of his investigation into whether Portland Mayor Sam Adams broke the law in his sexual relationship with a teenager. The much-anticipated report will put him back in the spotlight.
Mar 3, 2009 at 6:36 PM
One in every 33 Oregon adults is under correctional control and the state spends far more for those in prisons and jails than it does for those on probation and parole, according to a new study.
Dec 11, 2008 at 2:27 PM
Retiring Lane County District Attorney Doug Harcleroad is planning a second career as a Salem lobbyist for the Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance. Alliance president Kevin Mannix announced Wednesday that Harcleroad would take on the lobbying job beginning Jan. 1.
Nov 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM
Conservative Nevada millionaire Loren Parks found a new Oregon politician to favor with his fortune: Lane County's Rick Dancer. A political action committee almost exclusively bankrolled by Parks paid for $185,672 in TV advertising for Dancer's campaign.
Oct 29, 2008 at 5:23 PM
Two measures on the ballot are competing with each other.  Measure 57 and Measure 61 both fight crime.  If they both pass, only the measure with the most "yes" votes wins.
Oct 23, 2008 at 8:49 AM
The ballots are out and voters in Oregon are wading through 12 ballot measures, many of which are complicated in their verbiage and potential impact on Oregonians. To help you understand them, we have provided an index of all our coverage on the measures.