The Deschutes County prosecutor has closed a 2-year-old case by announcing that a man who shot an intruder won't be charged.
KTVZ-TV reports http://bit.ly/1CUXb6e ) that District Attorney John Hummel held a news conference Thursday about the killing of 33-year-old Shane Munoz.
On June 24, 2012, Kevin Perry and his girlfriend returned to Perry's home to find the front door smashedRead More »
State economists are predicting that Oregon taxpayers will receive "kicker" income tax rebates next year.
The quarterly revenue forecast released Thursday projects nearly $350 million will be credited to taxpayers when they file their 2015 taxes.
Oregon's "kicker" law is triggered when tax collections exceed expectations by at least 2 percent during a two-year budget cycle.Read More »
The Portland City Council has voted 5-0 to raise the hourly wage for more than 170 workers to at least $15 an hour.
The Oregonian reports ( http://is.gd/JqdywL ) that the vote came Wednesday after nearly three hours of testimony from employees, contractors and union representatives.
Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the proposal to pay full-timRead More »
In a victory for gun rights, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners say they oppose the expansion of background checks for potential owners of firearms. Commissioner Rick Dyer says the board wanted to be proactive should the Oregon legislature move to expand such a background check. It’s a notion that proponents say is needed as a safeguard to guns out of the hands of felons.
Colorado's Mesa County and two local business groups are urging federal regulators to approve a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.
The Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MB30eB ) reported Wednesday that the county, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association sent letters in support of the project.
The county saRead More »