Author: Mike Benner (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Jesse Lee Johnson walked out of the Marion County Jail Tuesday evening. The 62-year-old had been behind bars for 25 years for a murder he denied committing. He was convicted and sentenced ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – The City of Ashland announced it has entered into an agreement to settle claims included in a workplace harassment lawsuit involving the Parks and Recreation department. The settlement agreement will be paid to Laura Chancellor in the ...

Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek held a symbolic signing ceremony for seven new public safety bills Monday afternoon, touting legislation aimed at cracking down on “ghost guns” and fentanyl, bolstering Oregon’s overloaded public ...

Author: Ashley Koch, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — An eastern Oregon mother who sued the state after being denied foster children due to her views on LGBTQ+ identities had her case appear before a federal judge in Portland ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Governor Tina Kotek plans to convene a new task force that will tackle economic revitalization in downtown Portland, focusing on issues like crime, homelessness and taxation. The Portland Central City Task Force ...

Author: Alma McCarty (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Gov. Tina Kotek vowed to make meaningful strides for behavioral health in Oregon on Tuesday. She signed into law six bills that aim to strengthen the state’s response to mental health and ...

Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade announced Tuesday that she intends to enforce Measure 113 and disqualify candidates who violated the measure’s rules during the 2023 session. Republican legislators, who have raised ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday evening, Former President Trump’s legal team responded to the special counsel’s request to limit what the former president can say publicly about evidence in the case involving his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Mr. Trump’s ...

Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has signed the bill to legalize self-serve gas, making self-serve immediately legal statewide as of late Friday morning. News of the impending change has led to a large ...

This story has been updated. Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — For the first time in decades, Oregonians can legally pump their own gas. Gov. Tina Kotek’s office confirmed late Friday morning that she had signed a bill into ...

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