{FD} Oregon state lawmaker to stay away from Capitol during review of misconduct findings: report

An Oregon state lawmaker offered Wednesday to stay away from the state's Capitol pending the conclusion of a formal hearing on findings that he inappropriately touched more than 10 women inside the building.

{FD} Ex-con suspected in murder of Oregon model found dismembered in BMW

A convicted felon who was recently released from prison and moved back in with his mother is the suspect in the slaying of a young model in Oregon, whose dismembered body was found inside luggage packed in the trunk of a BMW, according to reports Tuesday.

{FD} Bullets, ballots and babies: A look at new state laws coming in 2018

From buying bullets to casting ballots, states across the country are ushering in a wave of new laws in 2018.

{FD} Case against Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher involved in 2014 armed standoff, declared a mistrial

A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the Nevada case against a states' rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents during a cattle grazing dispute.

{FD} Columbia Sportswear may close Portland office over death threats, public defecation by homeless people

Columbia Sportswear may be the next business to flee downtown Portland after a series of frightening encounters with the city's homeless population, including car break-ins, human waste dumped by the office's front door and threats to its employees.

{FD} Columbia Sportswear may close downtown Portland office over threats, public defecation by homeless people

Columbia Sportswear may be the next business to flee downtown Portland after a series of frightening encounters with the city's homeless population, including car break-ins, human waste dumped by the office's front door and threats to its employees.

{FD} Oregon law requires teachers to report sexually-active students

Officials at the Salem-Keizer School District recently told staff and teachers that under Oregon law they must report to law enforcement or state officials if they learn -- or suspect -- a student is sexually active.

{FD} Deputies in Portland investigated by own department for cooperating with ICE agents

Sheriff's deputies in Portland, Ore., were investigated by their own department for cooperating with officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- a response critics called over-the-top and possibly unlawful.