Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has put together a new marijuana task force to deal with the growing concern over medical marijuana dispensaries and also in anticipation of the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.
Former state representative and Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith and Lewis and Clark Law School professor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Huffman join KATU’s Brian Wood Sunday, July 20 in analyzing the gubernatorial debate Friday between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson.
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point squared off Friday, July 18, 2014 in Oregon first gubernatorial debate. The debate was sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, argues why Oregonians should support an initiative, if it makes it to the ballot, to legalize, to tax and regulate marijuana.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants voters to decide about how to raise the $68 million dollars the city needs to keep up Portland's parks, playgrounds and outdoor spaces. On Thursday, she’ll ask City Council to kick a new bond measure to voters for the November election.
A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare condition.
It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Seattle for two political fundraisers.
Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires.
More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.
President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his "My Brother's Keeper" program.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.