Rep. Earl Blumenauer talks to KATU's Angelica Thornton about the Syrian refugee crisis and a gas tax increase he's pushing for in Congress.
Portland City Council Wednesday passed a new "Ban the Box" law that goes one step further than state law in an effort to change the way companies can ask about a job applicant's criminal past.
State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Department of Transportation will announce a plan that would require people to register their drones.
Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey is mulling a run for Portland mayor -- he says he will announce in January whether or not he'll face off against Ted Wheeler.
The complaint against Initiative 1366 was filed late Monday in King County Superior Court. It says the measure, which was passed by voters earlier this month, is unconstitutional and is asking the court to throw it out.
A plan to curb carbon emissions statewide is set to be a highly contested issue between leaders in Salem.
Severely diminished container service at the Port of Portland hasn't yet irreversibly changed shipping strategies, but that pattern won't hold forever, according to a freight expert.
KATU's Steve Dunn talks with PSU Professor Ronald Tammen about the posibility of a terror attack on US soil; statistically speaking, he says there's a bigger chance of a home-grown terrorist attack.
Gov. Kate Brown's chief of staff has resigned after nine months on the job.
Oregon Governor Brown announced the state will continue accepting refugees on Wednesday, and not all of the state’s politicians are standing behind the statement.
The Lewis and Clark College students say the issue is with the Confederate battle markings. They say the flag is racist.
Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader was one of nearly 50 Democrats to support legislation aimed at blocking the resettlement of Iraqi and Syrian refugees in the U.S.
Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli again called on the director of the state Department of Transportation to resign, saying the agency's blunders helped end an effort to repeal and replace a controversial environmental law in June.
More than a dozen Senate Republicans on Wednesday sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, asking him to ensure that Syrian refugees are properly vetted before the state agrees to accept them.