The industrial hemp amendment allows colleges, universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for research purposes.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is poised to head the Senate Finance Committee.
The state could receive federal money to cover the costs of public services on federally owned land.
Portland investor Nitin Khanna settled a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape.
Mowat Construction Company claims the developer of a hydroelectric project near Cottage Grove owes the contractor more than $2.8 million.