Local Politics

Politics Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor
The bill passed Wednesday by the narrowest of margins after five hours of debate. The 31-29 vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has spoken favorably of it.
Politics Oregon class-actions bill headed to governor Oregon class-actions bill headed to governor
Oregon legislative Democrats voted Tuesday to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits, a move that is likely to add millions to the price tag of a suit that the oil company BP lost last year.
Politics Oregon House OKs bill that would let workers discuss wages
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing their workers who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.
Politics Oregon House OKs bill to allow workers to discuss wages Oregon House OKs bill to allow workers to discuss wages
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing employees who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.
Politics Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul
With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote': The Kitzhaber saga continues 'Your Voice, Your Vote': The Kitzhaber saga continues (Video)
Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, and KATU’s Hillary Lake join host Steve Dunn to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s office asked to be deleted from state servers and the investigations into him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
Politics OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot
The agency in charge of implementing Oregon's legal marijuana program said Friday that medical and recreational pot should be subject to the same tracking and testing systems if they're to be sold in the same retail outlets.
Politics Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn' Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn'
Oregon state senators voted unanimously Thursday to outlaw so-called revenge porn, when jilted ex-lovers distribute intimate photos that were shared consensually during a romantic relationship.