The Oregon Legislature is looking to make sure it's legal for citizens to film the police, as long as they don't interfere.
If lawmakers in Salem don't raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, voters could decide the issue. KATU's Steve Dunn talks about that possibility, and the possible impacts, with Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, Justin Norton-Kertson with the group '15 Now Oregon,' Portland economist Dr. Eric Fruits, and Marie Bowers Stagg, a 5th generation Oregon farmer.
The House Committee on Rules set the public hearing for Wednesday. They'll also hold a two-hour informational meeting prior to hearing public testimony.
Seeking to turn the page on the influence-peddling controversy that toppled her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that Oregon is "through the hardest part of that transition."
New gun regulations in Oregon are getting closer to reality. Supporters say they'll keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. Critics say the new law would be unenforceable. KATU's Steve Dunn talks with Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski who is pushing the change and Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse who is opposing it.
The Oregon Education Investment Board has spent hundreds of thousands of General Fund dollars on consultants to analyze and summarize data relating to educational outcomes, develop a statewide literacy campaign and, most significantly, foster partnerships within communities around the state.
Washington state Treasurer Jim McIntire is proposing an income tax to pay for education.
Portland city leaders have proposed a 120-day pilot program that would pave the way for app-based transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.
Going slower than the speed limit in a highway's fast lane could earn Washington drivers a speeding ticket under a bill pending in the state Senate.
With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.
Road tripping for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out" U.S. economy Monday, a judgment at odds with President Barack Obama's brighter view of what the nation has achieved on his watch.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe this summer, to speak to an economic conference in Germany and meet with business and defense leaders, among others, aides said Monday.
The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.