The governor is proposing a new capital gains tax to help address a projected state budget gap of more than $2 billion over the next two-year budget cycle.
The South waterfront will have a new bridge over the Willamette come September, as the Tilikum Crossing bridge officially opens.
Body cams may end up on hundreds of Portland police officers. Becky Straus of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon joins KATU on what should be considered when making the switch.
Senate investigators have delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, accusing the agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners with tactics that went well beyond legal limits.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick joins KATU’s Brian Wood to make his case for a street fee.
Gov. John Kitzhaber is proposing a budget that would increase funding for education with a focus on children before they reach third grade.
The state abandoned its troubled Cover Oregon portal this spring and switched to the federal site, HealthCare.gov. That means all Oregonians who bought coverage through the now-defunct state exchange must re-enroll via the federal site by Dec. 15 or face a break in coverage in January.
The Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91 will be comprised of both House and Senate members.
An audit finds that a new computer system led the Oregon Department of Human Services to overcharge the federal government by nearly $24 million for child welfare services.
City commissioners want to iron out the edges of the proposal. The main issue seems to be how businesses are taxed and what factors contribute to what they pay.
Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.
CIA Director John Brennan, responding to the Senate torture report, acknowledged Thursday in a rare televised news conference that "abhorrent" tactics were used on terror detainees and said it was "unknown and unknowable" whether the harsh treatment yielded crucial intelligence that could have been gained in any other way.
Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on programs for young learners.
Abu Zubaydah was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the first to vanish into the spy agency's secret prisons, the first subjected to grinding white noise and sleep deprivation tactics and the first to gasp under the simulated drowning of waterboarding.