More than 230,000 people were registered to vote through the program, and 97,184 of them voted in the presidential election.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Mass. mayor and council fight over police model; Tennessee corrections official resigns over anti-Obama posts; W.Va.’s mid-year budget cuts.
The Love Food Not Waste program is gaining traction and serves as a good model for how to build community partnerships to help divert unnecessary food waste from landfills.
Cities need to support their empathetic frontline city employees who are dealing with a complex problem that “attacks the very core” of what brought them into public service.
Building the regulatory framework for legalized recreational marijuana sales in Oregon was no easy feat, but it’s something that other states can learn from.
Oregon is implementing a phased and geographic-tiered approach to raise the state’s minimum wage, an approach that’s earned high praise for the governor, who championed the idea.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Cancer-causing metal in New Jersey water systems; South Dakota city leaders spar in meeting; and Florida’s new invasive species discovery.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Georgia law enforcement gets a big raise; a Minneapolis Parks and Rec meeting gets rowdy; and New York schools must test water for lead.
The need to remove hypodermic needles, clean up human waste and haul away trash add to budgetary difficulties in Oregon's second-largest city.
There is a 17 to 20 percent chance that northern Oregon will be hit by a magnitude-8 quake in the next 50 years.
For now, the only plants allowed will be ones without flowers, so security won’t have to worry about visitors trying to sneak samples.
Arkansas, Oregon and Washington state checked in with top economic gains in the first quarter of the year, at 3.9 percent, new data show.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Indiana to use reserves for road and bridge repairs; West Virginia sets up new flood recovery fund; and Juneau deals with a massive fish spill.
The states with the largest economies based on real GDP in 2015 are California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
While Rose City’s plan leverages technology, “this is really a people project.”
Oregon, one of the whitest states in the union, also has one of the most generous safety nets. Is that a coincidence or something more troubling?
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Federal prosecutors seek death penalty in Charleston; San Francisco remains a ‘sanctuary city'; and Boston’s sick of sick time.
The city is facing a housing crisis, but despite its progressive reputation, it’s done little to ensure affordability for longtime residents.
Overseas markets are increasingly attractive to energy companies and the communities they support.
A new study ranks states based on the online access they provide to the information.
Non-motorized activities like backpacking, research of 11 western states in 2014 shows, generated around $1.8 billion in spending in communities within 50 miles of "quiet recreation" sites.
Construction on the Mount Hood Highway Safety Project is now in its final season.
Sandy, Oregon, near Portland, built its own high-speed Internet utility that’s now incredibly popular with residents. Here’s how similar localities have been developing their fiber networks.
State and Local Daily Digest: Did Ore. Occupiers Disturb Tribal Relics Digging Latrine?; N.C. Lawmakers Target LGBT Ordinance
Also in our news roundup: Atlantic City’s mayor warns of government shutdown; Austin’s trees worth $16 billion; and Colorado hunters pretty in pink.
Check out this public information campaign in Portland, Oregon.
Government agencies need to debunk misinformation and rumors when they surface online and spread on social media, especially when they deal with science.
The state will use a tiered system, based on population density, since rural economies are worse-equipped to sustain big hikes in hourly pay.
California and Oregon allow pharmacists to write prescriptions for hormonal birth control without a doctor’s approval. The practice, designed to improve access to contraceptives and curtail unplanned pregnancies, is being considered by several states.
Making digital resources accessible to those who are blind or have limited or impaired vision is important for Americans With Disabilities Act Title II compliance.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says current federal and state regulatory programs are “clearly inadequate to assure the public that their health is being protected.”
Amid heightened attention on alarming Pacific Northwest disaster scenarios, the White House has been touting the promise of an earthquake early-warning system that's under development. But there's a lot more work to do to prepare.
An armed group remains camped out in the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge in protest of the federal government.
Americans are on the move to Sun Belt states again in search of economic opportunity, less expensive housing or a sunnier place to retire.