Hill to Hall: March 19–22

March 19: Oregon permanently bans offshore drilling The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 256 to “prohibit drilling and exploration in the state’s marine waters,” according to Associated Press. This comes…

Hill to Hall: March 11–15

March 11: Safeway hires armed guards at downtown location Safeway on 10th and Jefferson has employed armed guards to supplement their security team after a recent spur of complaints regardless…

Hill to Hall: March 5–8

March 5: Scott Gottlieb resigns as FDA chief Trump administration appointee Scott Gottlieb resigned as the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb garnered bipartisan support for his strict…

Hill to Hall: Feb. 25–March 2

Feb. 25: Report reveals over 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse against immigrant children in government detention facilities A Justice Department report released by Rep. Ted Deutch, D–Florida, revealed an estimated…

Hill to Hall Feb. 18–23

Feb. 18: Past employees sue former Oregon State Senator for sexual harassment Two law students filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse. Both students are also…

Hill to Hall Feb. 13–15

Feb. 13: Portland withdraws from FBI anti-terror task force The Portland City Council voted 3-2 to withdraw from the FBI’s task force aimed at uprooting terrorism, citing a “deep distrust”…

Hill to Hall Feb. 4–8

Feb. 4: Oregon lawmakers introduce bill to protect organ donor recipients Rep. Rob Nosse, D–Portland, sponsored a bill in the Oregon State Legislature to stop medical providers from recommending transplant…

Hill to Hall Jan. 28–Feb. 1

Jan. 28: Educational aides sue Portland Public Schools for negligence   Eight special education classroom aides in Beaverton, Gresham and Portland are suing their school districts for a combined $3.6…

Hill to Hall: Jan. 22–25

Jan. 22: U.S. Supreme court approves transgender military ban The United States Supreme Court approved President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military in a 5-4 decision….

Hill to Hall: Jan. 14–19

Jan. 14: Los Angeles teachers enter fifth day of strike for contract renegotiations Over 32,000 teachers in Los Angeles County—the second biggest school district in the United States—began a strike…

Hill to Hall: Jan. 9–11

Jan. 9: Bill introduced to regulate marijuana like alcohol Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D–Oregon, introduced a bill Wednesday to regulate the distribution of marijuana in a similar way to alcohol at…