Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and pioneering woman rights activist Abigail Scott Duniway should replace two other symbols of Oregon among the statues on display at the U.S. Capitol, a panel recommended on Wednesday.
The bill passed Wednesday by the narrowest of margins after five hours of debate. The 31-29 vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has spoken favorably of it.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks to limit financial assistance to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.
Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, and KATU’s Hillary Lake join host Steve Dunn to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s office asked to be deleted from state servers and the investigations into him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
Rocky King, who quit for health reasons, said former Gov. John Kitzhaber, whose administration hired King, never told him what to say about Cover Oregon or to cover up the problems with the website.
WW’s reporter Nigel Jaquiss identified that consultant as Patricia McCaig on KATU News Tuesday evening. McCaig was not a state employee.
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who used their newly expanded House and Senate majorities to quickly push it through the Legislature.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on confirming Lynne Saxton as head of the agency, which oversees the Medicaid program, public health, addiction treatment, the state hospital and more.
The Daily Astorian reports she gave a speech at a community center forum on Tuesday night and then announced her intention.
Oregon legislative Democrats voted Tuesday to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits, a move that is likely to add millions to the price tag of a suit that the oil company BP lost last year.
A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to sharing classified material with her, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down an invitation to meet with Senate Democrats next week in his GOP engineered speech before Congress next Tuesday.