Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has put together a new marijuana task force to deal with the growing concern over medical marijuana dispensaries and also in anticipation of the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.
With a 2-1 vote, Clark County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's ballot to gauge public interest on a third bridge over the Columbia River.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants voters to decide about how to raise the $68 million dollars the city needs to keep up Portland's parks, playgrounds and outdoor spaces. On Thursday, she’ll ask City Council to kick a new bond measure to voters for the November election.
A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare condition.
It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Seattle for two political fundraisers.
Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires.
Communications Director Nkenge (nuh-KIN'-gay)Harmon Johnson's last day was Friday.
State elections officials certified Tuesday that the petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
Vic Atiyeh died Sunday night of complications from renal failure, a family spokesman said. He was 91.
State officials say they heard from U.S. Department of Education officials to say they were not going to approve a request made about a month ago.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered flags at all public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Vic Atiyeh.
Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.