Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and pioneering woman rights activist Abigail Scott Duniway should replace two other symbols of Oregon among the statues on display at the U.S. Capitol, a panel recommended on Wednesday.
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who used their newly expanded House and Senate majorities to quickly push it through the Legislature.
The Daily Astorian reports she gave a speech at a community center forum on Tuesday night and then announced her intention.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on confirming Lynne Saxton as head of the agency, which oversees the Medicaid program, public health, addiction treatment, the state hospital and more.
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.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks to limit financial assistance to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.
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.
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.
The Washington state House voted along party lines Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage — already the nation's highest — to $12 an hour over the next four years.
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.
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
The vapor from e-cigarettes and vaping pens could go the way of tobacco smoke. At least indoors anyway, if legislators and commissioners decide to include the electronic alternative to smoking in the indoor clean-air act.
The Oregon House overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday barring the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and prohibiting their use in bars, workplaces and other public spaces where cigarettes are also forbidden.
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.
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.