Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.
The commitment of $30 million from both government entities will go to pay for beds in shelters for women and families.
Washington state's minimum wage will not increase next year, and the state will no longer have the highest statewide minimum wage as of January.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) discusses wildfire funding, the minimum wage and a possible government shutdown with KATU's Lincoln Graves in this week's Connect To Congress.
There are many reasons for the rise in congestion and KATU found out politics is one of them.
Burdick replaces Sen. Diane Rosenbaum of Portland, who had held the position since 2011.
Eleven months after voters passed Measure 91 recreational marijuana users in Oregon no longer have to buy it from the black market starting this Thursday, Oct. 1.
A group of unions and other liberal groups says it has filed paperwork for a ballot measure that would increase the statewide minimum wage to $13.50 per hour and allow local governments to raise it even higher.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday he hopes resigning House Speaker John Boehner uses his influence to keep the government from shutting down next week.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown is forming a workgroup to evaluate the practices and procedures of the Oregon State Police crime lab, as the state investigates a forensic analyst for allegedly tampering with evidence.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled Thursday that Oregon's low-carbon fuel standard does not violate federal law or the U.S. Constitution.
Lawmakers can't pass legislation during the quarterly "legislative days," but committees will meet and lawmakers will get briefings on topics from income inequality to traffic congestion.
Washington legislative leaders sent a letter Wednesday to embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley calling for his immediate resignation.
Portland mayor Charlie Hales is seeking emergency actions to address homelessness.