Portland City Council Wednesday passed a new "Ban the Box" law that goes one step further than state law in an effort to change the way companies can ask about a job applicant's criminal past.
State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey is mulling a run for Portland mayor -- he says he will announce in January whether or not he'll face off against Ted Wheeler.
KATU's Steve Dunn talks with PSU Professor Ronald Tammen about the posibility of a terror attack on US soil; statistically speaking, he says there's a bigger chance of a home-grown terrorist attack.
When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are 'A' students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.
As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.
The complaint against Initiative 1366 was filed late Monday in King County Superior Court. It says the measure, which was passed by voters earlier this month, is unconstitutional and is asking the court to throw it out.
A plan to curb carbon emissions statewide is set to be a highly contested issue between leaders in Salem.
Severely diminished container service at the Port of Portland hasn't yet irreversibly changed shipping strategies, but that pattern won't hold forever, according to a freight expert.
Gov. Kate Brown's chief of staff has resigned after nine months on the job.
When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.
Campaigning in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday sought to position himself as a political heir of the slain civil rights leader.
NBC agreed Monday to give four Republican presidential candidates free time on affiliates in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina after they complained Donald Trump unfairly benefited from appearing as "Saturday Night Live" host earlier this month.
Pledging to invest in the "caring economy," Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a new tax break Sunday for people caring for aging parents and grandparents.