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Politics GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee
Local government officials and lobbyists told an Oregon legislative committee Monday that it would be too expensive and time consuming to comply with a proposal to strengthen the state's public records laws.
Politics WA asks court for more time to deal with education budget WA asks court for more time to deal with education budget
The Legislature needs more time to figure out a state education budget before it can properly reply to a contempt order from the Washington Supreme Court, the state attorney general told the high court Monday.
Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': Gun regulation backlash & how Gov. Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates   'Your Voice Your Vote': Gun regulation backlash & how Gov. Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates (Video)
Possible new gun regulations are the straw that broke the camel's back for one grass-roots group. Now, some lawmakers in Salem are targets of a recall attempt. KATU's Steve Dunn talks to Norm Voshall, a representative from the group Oregonians for Social Accountability that's leading the recall charge against two lawmakers, and Jake Weigler, spokesman for Oregon Alliance For Gun Safety, a group that supports new gun regulations. Plus, a new poll shows how Governor Kate Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates in the 2016 election. Steve Dunn talks to one of those Republicans, former state party chair Allen Alley.

Local Politics

Politics Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday called for a special session to start April 29 in order for lawmakers to finish work on a two-year state operating budget, but said that he wants budget negotiators in his office on Monday to get a head start.

National Politics

Politics Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign
Jeb Bush's super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can, donors say.
Politics Rand Paul faces tough questions from Orthodox Jewish crowd
Looking to woo New York's Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East.
Politics Clinton running as a woman, but in subtle ways
During an elegant awards luncheon in Washington, Hillary Rodham Clinton heralded the importance of women around the world having a say at the highest levels of power.
Politics House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify
The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.

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