Local Politics

Politics HealthCare.gov deadline Dec. 15, Oregon's insurance signup low HealthCare.gov deadline Dec. 15, Oregon's insurance signup low
The state abandoned its troubled Cover Oregon portal this spring and switched to the federal site, HealthCare.gov. That means all Oregonians who bought coverage through the now-defunct state exchange must re-enroll via the federal site by Dec. 15 or face a break in coverage in January.
Politics Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat
Backers of Oregon's measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots.
Politics Rosenblum seeks tougher data breach law Rosenblum seeks tougher data breach law
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Wednesday proposed tougher requirements for companies to disclose data breaches that expose consumers' personal information.
Politics Congress keeps Coast Guard helicopter flying at Newport Congress keeps Coast Guard helicopter flying at Newport
Democratic members of the Oregon delegation announced Wednesday that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill requiring them to keep the base operating through Jan. 1, 2016.
Politics Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikes Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikes
David Schumacher, director of the Office of Financial Management, told reporters Tuesday Inslee will propose a mix of cuts and revenues to deal with a multi-billion dollar deficit in the state's next two-year spending cycle.
Politics Oregon to use Kentucky software for Medicaid
Kentucky's health insurance exchange, kynect, has been applauded as a success story. Oregon's exchange, called Cover Oregon, became a political embarrassment for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber when it failed to launch.
Politics Oregon GMO label backers sue over rejected votes Oregon GMO label backers sue over rejected votes (Video)
With their measure still trailing in a recount, sponsors of an Oregon ballot measure that would require labels on genetically modified foods have filed a lawsuit challenging the method used to make sure signatures on ballot envelopes are not forged.