By CLAIRE RUSH
Associated Press/Report for America
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Partisan tensions in Oregon are skyrocketing this week because Republican state senators didn’t show up to work and denied a quorum to the Democrats who control the chamber. The move cast doubt on planned votes later this week on legislation about gun control, abortion rights and gender-affirming health care. Democrats say 10 Republican senators and the chamber’s lone independent were absent Wednesday. Four of the Republicans and the independent were absent without an excuse.