A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.
The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.
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.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What exceptions, if any, should be made if the procedure were to be banned?
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign immediately following his indictment by a federal grand jury.
Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.
Fuller arrives in Monmouth from Eastern Washington University, where has had been provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2011.
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business.
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.
In its decision to limit contributions from foreign governments to six nations and provide more frequent disclosures about donations, the Clinton Foundation alluded Thursday to the political dimensions of its new moves. The Clinton family's charity acknowledged on its website that it made the changes in light of Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to run for president, but the new guidelines may provide only limited protection from ethics concerns.
Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination.
A Senate panel has unanimously passed legislation updating the No Child Left Behind education law, setting up a likely vote by the full Senate this spring.