In the wake of Portland’s protest over Arctic drilling, Mayor Charlie Hales has been invited to the White House to talk with the president about energy.
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman's latest attempt to limit the Legislature's ability to raise taxes has qualified for the November ballot.
A new poll shows that while Washington Gov. Jay Inslee got a better grade from respondents than the state Legislature, just 30 percent say they were inclined to vote to re-elect him.
The head of Oregon's economic development agency is stepping down after a little more than a year in the job.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.
Voters approved the tax on the November 2012 ballot so the city could fund arts and music teachers and provide grants to arts programs.
Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.
The line stretched the length of a city block, winding through the aisles inside Powell's Books. Some waited hours. Hundreds came to see the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in the flesh, and get a signed copy of his newest book.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell pot to recreational users.
On this week's show: Portland police Chief Larry O'Dea and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader.
An Oregon Supreme Court case on public pensions and higher costs for state-funded health care will collide in 2017 to help create a massive hole in the state budget.
"Raise the Wage" is the Portland group behind a push to raise minimum wage to $13.50 an hour while still allowing individual cities to go higher.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he thinks caseworkers at the state's Department of Human Services are well trained despite some criticism that workers in the agency are overworked and inexperienced.
The Washington Secretary of State’s office confirmed Wednesday that Initiative 1401 gathered enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is one of dozens of mayors across the globe invited to the Vatican to talk about climate change.