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Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': $15 minimum wage on the ballot? 'Your Voice Your Vote': $15 minimum wage on the ballot? (Video)
If lawmakers in Salem don't raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, voters could decide the issue. KATU's Steve Dunn talks about that possibility, and the possible impacts, with Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, Justin Norton-Kertson with the group '15 Now Oregon,' Portland economist Dr. Eric Fruits, and Marie Bowers Stagg, a 5th generation Oregon farmer.
Politics Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature
A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.
Politics Committee hears bill preventing child access to guns Committee hears bill preventing child access to guns
Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.