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OR House Republicans no-shows at Tues. session

SALEM, Ore. — A majority of house republicans did not show up to last night’s session. The boycott denied democrats the two-thirds quorum needed to conduct business. House republicans said on twitter that they didn’t show up in order to, “Slow down …

BOLI proposes stricter gun legislation

Medford, Ore. — Increasing the age to buy guns and tightening restrictions on sales, safety, and ammunition – all suggestions one state leader is asking the legislature to consider. The head of the Bureau of Labor and Industries sent a letter to …

Oregon lawmakers consider family leave bill

Salem, Ore.- A bill being considered by Oregon’s legislature would require Oregon businesses to offer employees paid family leave. The measure would create a family and medical leave insurance program to provide covered employees with a portion of their wages while on …

Oregon legislature considering new towing laws

Salem, Ore.- New bills being considered in Salem would target predatory towing and could keep auto theft victims from facing steep towing and storage fees to get recovered vehicles back. Oregon’s Attorney General is supporting the legislation. Amendments have been proposed to …

Oregon considers new transgender laws

Salem, Ore.- Oregon legislators will hear a bill regarding transgender Oregonians Monday. House Bill 2673 is on its second reading. If passed, it would eliminate the requirement for courts to publicly post court orders changing name or gender identity. It also provides …

Oregon bill aims to pinpoint, eliminate police profiling

Salem, Ore. — A bill making it’s way through Salem could establish new state-wide policies and training for law enforcement. The proposal looks to eliminate profiling by requiring specific training while also keeping track of all police officer interactions; things some local departments …

Affordable housing crisis protest in Ashland

Renters are frustrated over the low vacancy rate in Rogue Valley and the increase of monthly rates. Protestors are bringing the affordable housing crisis in Jackson County to the forefront. These protesters are made up of Jackson County residents and members from …