The 2015 Oregon legislative session is about to start. We looked into a few of the bills the Senate will be working on.
Bills to abolish the death penalty were introduced in the state House and Senate on Monday, an effort that seeks to build on Gov. Jay Inslee's decision last year to impose a moratorium on capital punishment.
Oregon state Treasurer Ted Wheeler says Oregonians can’t wait for the federal government to act. He wants the state to sponsor a retirement savings plan.
Oregon voters have spoken on marijuana legalization and now it's time for legislators to have their say.
Oregon currently has the second highest minimum wage in the country at $9.25 an hour, but there’s a movement underway to raise it to $15 an hour.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings and eventually board a commercial flight.
Secretary of State Kate Brown hopes a more Democratic Legislature will improve the odds for her effort to automatically add licensed drivers to the voter rolls.
County commissioners are looking to better regulate electronic cigarette sales, focusing on retailers and keeping them out of the hands of younger users.
Nearly 40 senators are supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent budget-busting ballot initiatives from being filed unless supporters also include a way to pay for it.
The former Florida governor said Friday that political leaders need to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.
President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.
Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional.
Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.