SCOTUS wants to see anti-discrimination laws applied without religious bias.
During the 1970s, an FBI crime lab analyzed a purported sample of Bigfoot hair.
Portland's City-Owned Golf Courses a Hot Mess of Deferred Maintenance, Ballooning Pension Costs, and Falling Revenue
Rather than sell its money-losing golf courses, city officials recommend trying to sell more Portlanders on the joys of golf.
Oregon Supreme Court: Cops Can't Collaborate with Garbage Haulers to Paw Through Your Trash Without a Warrant
Police now have to get a judge's permission before they rummage through your bins.
Psychonautical Journalist Michael Pollan Says the FDA, Not Voters, Should Decide Who Gets to Use Psilocybin
The approach Pollan prefers will not get us to the destination he says he wants to reach.
While New Jersey defends its ban on self-service pumping to the death, Oregon legislators are considering allowing motorists a little more choice.
Oregon's new rent control law won't deliver on its promises.
The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
We trust young people to make a lot of weighty decisions. Voting should be one of them.
What constitutes a hate group isn't objective or easily defined, and Portland's resolution makes no attempt to clarify.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Oregon's economic development agency.
Bills introduced in Montana, Florida, and Washington would either ban or restrict plastic straws.
And that will probably make housing less affordable, not more.
Five-round magazines and background checks for ammo purchases
Even if the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying disagrees.
Cities and states are embracing bold housing reforms as the year ends.
A lawsuit argues that the state's elaborate restrictions, ostensibly aimed at preventing underage vaping, violate the right to freedom of speech.
Believe it or not, authorities can maintain the peace while also respecting the First Amendment.
Martin Connolly's "Stop Sending Dildos to Portland" protest will have marchers waving sex toys on city streets, and maybe stopping by a brew pub.
Patrick Beadle was convicted on a drug trafficking charge, even though there's very little evidence he was a dealer.
Portland Mayor's 'Emergency Ordinance' to Combat Constant Left/Right Street Brawling Has Civil Liberties Advocates Worried
Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed ordinance raises "constitutional concerns," says Oregon ACLU.
The city is looking less like Portlandia and more like Little Beirut.
Booming Construction and Falling Rents in Seattle and Portland Show Laws of Supply and Demand Still Apply to Housing
Despite the claims of NIMBY activists, cities can build their way out of a housing crunch
Rather than seeking medical attention for an inmate, 3 sheriff's deputies made jokes at his expense.
Jason Washington was killed after trying to pick up his legal firearm from the ground.
Sean Thomas Banks assured the family he was taking them for "safekeeping."
Environmentalist groups are supporting a ballot initiative that raises taxes on retailers and consumers in order to pay for grants to environmentalist groups.
The Happy Camper provoked demonstrators' wrath by continuing to serve federal immigration officials.
A depressing exemplar of politics in 2018
"If people are offended by his shirt-that's their right to be offended," said the student's attorney, state Rep. Mike McLane. "But it's also his right to have his opinion."
Students at an Oregon liberal arts college launch a self-defeating crusade for a more diverse curriculum.
Insanely Broad Definition of 'Assault Weapon' Moves From Illinois Village to Oregon Ballot Initiative
Peashooter prohibitions are on the rise.
Fatal shootings in Portland and Brooklyn demonstrate how fear pushes officers to escalate encounters.
Politicians push for a "Cascadia line."
Billy Williams wants to work with state marijuana regulators to address his concerns about "overproduction and diversion."
No accusations of abuse or neglect, just low I.Q.s.
Will faulty, incomplete statistics be used to justify a crackdown?
Alaska has the lowest taxes on recreational marijuana.
A backwards, protectionist law mandating an obsolete job has been only slightly relaxed.
Low I.Q. used as a justification for taking boy away, even absent any evidence of abuse or neglect.
The Oregon engineering board fined Mats Järlström for exercising his First Amendment rights. Now, finally, it admits it's not allowed to do that.