A New Oregon Law Would Make It the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign off on the law, which would affect areas that are home to some 2.8 million people.
Oregon Will Make Undocumented People Eligible for Drivers' Licenses Again
Thirteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow those in the country illegally to get licenses.
The Government Agency in Charge of Killing Wild Animals Is Facing Backlash
Oregon has banned Wildlife Services' use of cyanide bombs, and some California counties have severed their contracts with the agency.
The Supreme Court Won't Review the Oregon Gay Wedding Cake Case
The case has reinvigorated a heated debate about anti-discrimination, freedom of religion, and First Amendment speech rights.
Rent Control Passed in Oregon. Will It Work as a Housing-Crisis Solution Nationwide?
If rent-control measures pass in all of the states and cities where they're currently on the table, nearly a third of all renter households in the United States could secure relief.
Should We Lower the Voting Age? California and Oregon Are the Latest States to Try.
Bills introduced in California and Oregon are the latest in an ongoing movement to enfranchise more young people.
Measles Outbreak, Australia Heat, Gay Panic Defense: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A measles outbreak hits the Northwest, Australia breaks heat records, and a fourth state mulls banning the gay panic defense.
Ranchers Seek to Protect Their Herds as the Wolves Move in
As wolves arrive in California for the first time since the 1920s, ranchers are turning to non-lethal methods to deter the gray wolves, once seen as livestock-killing vermin.
How Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Political Participation
New evidence suggests Oregon's Medicaid expansion boosted short-term political participation in the years immediately after the law was passed.
How Kate Brown, Progressive Governor of a Historically Progressive State, Wound Up in a Tight Mid-Term Race Against a Republican
The embattled Oregon governor talks to Pacific Standard about offshore oil, sexism in politics, and her neck-and-neck race against political newcomer Knute Buehler.
Meet the Kids Trying to Put the Government on Trial for Its Climate Policies
In Juliana v. United States, a group of young plaintiffs is trying to force the government into climate action—whether the president wants to or not.
Oregon's Governor Will Sign an Executive Order Banning Offshore Drilling
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a plan to block offshore drilling off the state's coast on Monday.
Trump's Pardoning of Two Oregon Ranchers Is a Victory for the Bundys—and an Ominous Loss for Public-Lands Advocates
There is nothing more #MAGA than cowboys running the West.
A Massive Pipeline Is Being Planned in Oregon. But Local Landowners Won't Go Down Without a Fight.
A proposed natural gas pipeline is uniting Oregonians across the political spectrum.
The Teen Accused of Starting the Oregon Fire Has Rekindled the Debate Over Trying Juveniles as Adults
Investigators say the Eagle Creek Fire was likely started by a boy's misuse of fireworks. Now Oregonians are calling for criminal charges.
The Tribe With a Claim to the Contested Oregon Land
The Burns Paiute tribe has got more of a right to that land than Ammon Bundy, or anyone else for that matter.