Governors in many states, such as New York, Maryland, Virginia and Minnesota, have instead taken largely incremental measures over the past few days.
The Oregon drug initiative will allow people arrested with small amounts of hard drugs to avoid going to trial, and possible jail time, by paying a $100 fine and attending an addiction recovery program.
Oregon could be the first state in the US to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs. Instead of being arrested, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending free addiction recovery centers.
Zachery Ty Bryan is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend. She's 27, he's 39. Bryan is best known for playing the oldest son on the show "Home Improvement."
Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday’s federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
A little green doll has served as a morale booster and has brought smiles and a feeling of comfort and connection to fire crews battling wildfires in Oregon and Colorado, and he just might be making plans for a visit to California soon.
An Oregon police department has announced the removal of thin blue line vinyl decals from its patrol cars, saying they have become a divisive symbol to some in the community.
Judy Cashner admits being mildly amused when her “estate” received a letter from her bank claiming she had died.
The 29-year-old man accidentally pulled the trigger of the Glock 9mm while putting the gun back into his pants, the report said. The bullet entered through his groin and just missed hitting his femoral artery.
The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.”
The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against local city officials as violence erupted night after night on the streets of Portland, Oregon.
Police say a cab driver in Oregon was able to disarm a robbery suspect and the suspect was then shot with his own gun.
Oregon drivers have been illegally stopped at gunpoint by armed groups patrolling evacuation zones over the past week as massive wildfires sweep through the West, destroying more than 1 million acres in the state and displacing hundreds of thousands.
Matt Watts stands guard with a gun outside his home in Oregon after many of his neighbors evacuated. He says he's worried about looters. The fires have killed at least 33 people.
Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker tried to help a coworker whose family was missing in a fire zone: "Although I'm losing my job because of it, I would do it again."
Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year.
The young boy, Wyatt Tofte, and his dog, perished in the family car while trying to escape the flames, Fox News reported.
An Oregon man was arrested after he allegedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl while she was on a swing at a park on Sunday, authorities said.
"Anyone wishing to submit information to the Voters' Pamphlet has several weeks to do so," said a spokesperson for Oregon's Secretary of State, who is a Republican.
As unrest continues in Portland amid 100 straight days of protests, authorities released additional court documents late Friday detailing the moments before the slaying of a right-wing protester last weekend.