OREGON LEGISLATURE BEHIND THE SCENES: Tough choices, closed door deals result in Oregon Senate's big vote Personal diplomacy over the weekend, out of public view, allowed Democrats and Republicans to end their legislative stalemate. By Aubrey Wieber, Claire Withycombe and Mark Miller - Oregon Capital Bureau May 14, 2019 at 6:52am Read this article for free. Sign up for a free trial. It’s fast and easy. No credit card needed. Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe. If you are a human, ignore this field Looks like you already have an account. Log in.