Oregon Capitol

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Oregon’s newest state representative took the oath of office at the Oregon Capitol Monday.

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With little fanfare, the Oregon state Capitol re-opened to the public Monday after a 16-month closure due to the pandemic.

  

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The Oregon legislative session will likely last well into next week, according to House Speaker Tina Kotek. The Portland Democrat spoke to reporters during a virtual press conference Monday afternoon.

  

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Oregon lawmakers could decide to continue to allow remote testimony, even after the pandemic.

  

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Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would lead to major changes to the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing law known as Measure 11, which was approved by Oregon voters nearly 30 years ago.

  

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The ground floor windows of the Oregon capitol have been covered with plywood in advance of potentially violent demonstrations over the next few days.

  

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The deployment comes as federal authorities warn of possible armed protests in every state.

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Oregon state Rep. Marty Wilde, D-Eugene, says the violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was nothing short of a coup attempt. But he says he’s confident Oregon lawmakers can have a safe legislative session in Salem.

  

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Far-right groups fought with police and counterdemonstrators Wednesday at a rally outside the Oregon Capitol in Salem, where supporters of President Trump had gathered to protest Congress’ certification of the presidential election.