Hill to Hall Oct. 1–4

Oct. 1: Portland institutes new plastic policy  Portland restaurants are no longer allowed to offer single-use plastics—including plastic straws, stirrers and utensils—unless a customer asks for them. The policy applies…

Hill to Hall September 24–26

Sept. 24: U.S. House of Representatives initiates impeachment inquiry against president United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump amid allegations…

Hill to Hall Aug. 26–30

Aug. 26 Oregon grocery store workers strike over gender pay gap and low wages  Oregon and southwest Washington grocery store workers joined the United Food and Commercial Workers to vote…

Hill to Hall Aug. 21–24

Aug. 21: Portland to help immigrants through new Universal Reception legal program  Portland’s new legal assistance program—named Universal Reception—provides free legal aid to immigrants and those wanting to apply for…

Hill to Hall Aug. 13–17

Aug. 13: New Oregon law requires all commercial eggs to be cage-free Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill on Aug. 12, which will require that all eggs produced or sold…

Hill to Hall Aug. 7–9

Aug. 7: Lawsuit blames rancher for wildfire that burned Oregon Native American reservation  The Nena fire, a wildfire that burned for over two weeks and consumed roughly 106 square miles…

Hill to Hall July 31–Aug. 1

July 31: Pedestrian fatalities increase in Portland’s older populations Approximately 12% of Portland’s population is made up of people 65 years and older, and according to a report by the…

Hill to Hall July 23–25

July 23: President Trump proposes changes to food stamp eligibility Trump’s announcement of a potential federal rule change—which could cause 3.1 million people to lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

Hill to Hall July 15–19

July 15 Oregon GOP files recall against Gov. Brown   Due to a number of laws Governor Kate Brown passed in the 2019 legislative session, Chairman Bill Currier of the Oregon…

Hill to Hall July 8–12

July 8 Republican lawmaker threatens Oregon Senate president The senate special committee has ordered Senator Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, Ore., give 12-hour notice before coming to the Capitol…

Hill to Hall July 1–July 5

July 1 Mayor Ted Wheeler responds to criticism of Portland protest Protests between the left-wing group antifa and the right-wing group Patriot Prayer made national news after becoming violent in…