Washington state's first legal marijuana license is going to a guy named Green.
The Oregon Legislature has approved a compromise that would end a long conflict over the urban growth boundary in Washington County.
A state House committee has approved a compromise measure that would allow Oregon communities to ban medical marijuana facilities, but only temporarily.
Two bills aimed at rectifying the problems at Cover Oregon and avoiding repeats in the future are advancing in the Oregon Legislature.
Gov. John Kitzhaber is expressing pessimism about the ability for Cover Oregon to get its website fully functioning before the March 31 deadline for people to sign up for insurance under the federal health care law.
Public employee unions and anti-union petitioners agreed Monday to a cease-fire on competing ballot measures, avoiding an expensive and bruising showdown between unions and business interests.
The Cover Oregon website claimed another high-profile victim on Monday when interim director Bruce Goldberg announced the healthcare exchange is parting ways with independent software developer Oracle.
Oregonians began applying Monday for state permits to open medical marijuana dispensaries, even as the Legislature once again delayed voting on a bill that would grant local governments the power to forbid such shops.
Dr. Monica Wehby, candidate for U.S. Senate joins KATU's Steve Dunn on "Your Voice, Your Vote." In the second segment he is joined by two (Salem) Statesmen Journal reporters, Hannah Hoffman and Anna Staver, to discuss their political podcasts and their take on Oregon's 2014 month-long legislative session.
Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Randall's Children Hospital, is among at least four other Republicans fighting for that party's nomination for U.S. senator during this May's primary. The winner will presumably take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November General Election.
In the two months since he resigned for medical reasons as Cover Oregon's executive director, Rocky King has had some time to reflect on who bears the burden for a health exchange that's never worked as promised.
There are "significant construction flaws" in some newer, double-walled storage tanks at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste complex, which could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Bruce Goldberg refused Friday to discuss the resignation of the woman responsible for building Oregon's health insurance exchange website. She has accused agency officials of scripting her resignation letter and forcing her to stick to fake talking points.
A state official says independent investigators looking into the Cover Oregon failures have not been able to talk to six employees of Oracle Corp. whom they've asked to interview.
The state Senate unanimously approved the measure on Friday, sending it to Gov. John Kitzhaber.