Local Politics

Politics Bill to limit grounds for expulsions clears Oregon House Bill to limit grounds for expulsions clears Oregon House
A measure trimming back the reasons school children can be kicked out of school in order to address what supporters call the "school-to-prison pipeline" cleared the Legislature on Thursday with bipartisan support.
Politics AFL-CIO president: Bad trade deal is worse than no deal AFL-CIO president: Bad trade deal is worse than no deal
The head of the largest U.S. trade union federation said Monday that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and he urged Congress not to support fast-track legislation that would let President Barack Obama present Congress with proposed trade agreements that lawmakers can ratify or reject, but not amend.