Local Politics

Politics Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday called for a special session to start April 29 in order for lawmakers to finish work on a two-year state operating budget, but said that he wants budget negotiators in his office on Monday to get a head start.
Politics Inslee believes auditor's pay can be withheld Inslee believes auditor's pay can be withheld
A spokesman for Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday they believe the state has the authority to withhold pay from indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley, based on legal advice received from the state attorney general's office.
Politics Oregon committee OKs more background checks on firearm sales Oregon committee OKs more background checks on firearm sales
Legislation expanding background checks will be getting a full House vote for the first time since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting after an Oregon House committee narrowly approved it on a party-line vote.
Politics Oregon lawmakers advance vaccine bill to budget committee Oregon lawmakers advance vaccine bill to budget committee
An Oregon Senate committee advanced a vaccine bill ahead of a key deadline Tuesday, passing a measure that seeks to increase the number of immunized children and requires schools to publish vaccination rates.
Politics Uber, Lyft back in Portland on 120-day pilot program Uber, Lyft back in Portland on 120-day pilot program (Video)
After hours of public testimony Tuesday and months of debate, Portland city commissioners passed a controversial resolution to allow ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate within city limits for 120 days.