Gordon R. Friedman, Ashland Tidings

Gordon R. Friedman

Ashland Tidings

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Gordon:

Concerns about cancer's toll on Richardson worsen

How severely brain cancer is affecting Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson remains unclear, as a curtailment of his public schedule and delegation of some duties to a deputy raise questions about his future in the state's second-highest office. Richardson, 69, was elected secretary of state in 2016 and is the only Republican holding statewide office in Oregon. He disclosed his cancer… → Read More

Portland mayor to ICE occupiers: disband now

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler encouraged protesters camping at the Portland office of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to disband before they are removed. → Read More

Portland to settle with wheelchair users for $113 million in sidewalk fixes

Portland is preparing to settle a class action legal dispute with mobility-disabled residents by agreeing to upgrade 18,000 sidewalk ramps at a cost of $113 million over the next 12 years. → Read More

Oregon officials tell Congress: Fund kids' health program

Gov. Kate Brown and three of Oregon's members of Congress led a rally Friday that called on Republican leaders to re-up funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. → Read More

Dennis Richardson's remarks on morality of being gay draw criticism from predecessor

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson answered "yes" when asked by an Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Wednesday if being gay is immoral. → Read More

Washington lawmakers ask Inslee to stop Oregon 'scheme' of state-line tolls

A Washington congresswoman and nine state lawmakers have asked Gov. Jay Inslee to help keep Oregon from slapping tolls on bridges Washingtonians use to drive to work in the Portland area. → Read More

Oregon runs a government waste hotline. It wastes money.

It's no secret that Oregon's government sometimes wastes public funds. → Read More

Oregon judge to decide if political spending limits are legal

A Multnomah County judge heard hours of what he said were "illuminating" arguments Tuesday for why new political campaign spending limits should be allowed or overturned. → Read More

Oregon becomes fifth state to increase tobacco age to 21

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Wednesday to increase the state's tobacco possession age to 21, a major victory for health advocates and a blow for Big Tobacco. → Read More

Lawmakers pass bill to take guns away from those deemed at risk of suicide, shooting sprees

SALEM -- In a rare development even for Democrat-dominated Oregon, lawmakers in both the state House and Senate have agreed to new a policy limiting gun use. The measure, passed Thursday allows family members and police officers to petition for guns to be taken away from a people who show risk of harming themselves or others. → Read More

Oregon tobacco age headed to 21 after lawmakers pass new rules

This month could mark the last time that 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds can legally purchase tobacco products in the state. → Read More

Bill to lower Portland speed limits heads to Gov. Kate Brown's desk

SALEM -- Portlanders may soon have to drive slower on the city's 3,000 miles of residential streets. → Read More

Report: Solitary confinement used too much in Oregon prisons

Inmates in Oregon too often put in solitary confinement, according to a report by the Vera Institute of Justice. → Read More

Loose cannon just part of Trump celebration

Police say one of Trump's Oregon supporters caused his own disturbance — but with gunpowder. → Read More

Jury acquits all 7 leaders of Oregon standoff

Jury on Thursday exonerated brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others of conspiring to impede federal workers. → Read More

Sen. Wyden proposes whisleblower protections

U.S. Senator from Oregon Ron Wyden on Monday introduced legislation to Congress that would boost protection of government whistleblowers. → Read More

Serious crash closes Silverton Road in both directions

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. → Read More

1 hurt in NE Salem shooting

A man has been injured in a shooting in Northeast Salem, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Authorities: Man tried to lure minor online for sex

Nick Jay Ellison was arrested Sept. 24 and booked into the Marion County jail on felony charges of first-degree online sexual corruption of a minor, luring a minor and third-degree attempted rape. → Read More

$10 million raised against Measure 97

The campaign has become the richest ballot measure battle in state history. → Read More