A new report and hearings by the state's House and Senate environment committees has put a cap-and-trade policy to curb carbon emissions back in play in Salem.
July 10, 2013, 11am PDT
If Gov. John Kitzhaber signs SB 810, as expected, Oregon will create a voluntary program for up to 5,000 motorists who will pay 1.5-cents for every mile they drive instead of the 30-cent state fuel excise tax.
February 17, 2008, 5am PST
<p>This editorial argues that a growth boundary is not the right way to control suburban growth in Salem, Oregon.</p>
October 2, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Salem, Oregon has used urban renewal areas to bring economic development to many of its neighborhoods. But the success of these areas is variable, and some say it may be time to stop designating places for renewal.</p>
May 13, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Lawmakers in Oregon approved a bill to require state agencies to cut their energy consumption by 20% by 2015. Agencies will have to submit plans for how they will cut their energy use, which is expected to occur through facilities improvements.</p>
April 26, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has undertaken an experiment and social commentary stunt to survive on food stamps. He hopes his $21-a-week food budget will raise awareness of the plight of the low-income residents of his state.</p>
April 2, 2006, 11am PDT
Why Salem, Oregon, is poised to succeed in the emerging 'knowledge economy'.
August 18, 2005, 11am PDT
A task force will be appointed to find ways to close the growing rift in Oregon's statewide land use program.
March 16, 2004, 9am PST
The home of Oregon's pioneering land use planning laws faces local opposition to mixed-use zoning.