A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code.
Cover Oregon has identified 775 households that will owe money to the federal government because they were given tax credits that were too large.
A special Town Hall meeting hosted by KOMO, our sister station in Seattle, discussing the two competing Washington initiatives on guns and background checks was held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education.
State agencies in Oregon have collaborated to create what they're calling "The Cascadia Playbook." It's a comprehensive plan for emergency management across the state in the event of a major earthquake and the 14 days afterward.
Two of the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit that led to Oregon allowing same-sex marriage are throwing their support behind Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby.
Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange's blunder in calculating federal tax credits.
In the first segment of this week’s show, Columbia Sportswear Chairwoman Gert Boyle joins host Steve Dunn. Boyle made a $100 million anonymous donation in July to the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. But Willamette Week figured it out. In the second segment, Rick Dancer, the producer of “The Hatfield Project,” talks about his new documentary that examines the life of Mark Hatfield, a political legend in Oregon, who served as the state’s governor and U.S. Senator.
The Republicans' call came a day after Democratic Senate President Peter Courtney announced his plans to introduce legislation during the 2015 session to end the troubled state health exchange that included its website that was never fully functional for the public to use to sign up for health insurance.
Although Oregon has decided to scrap its flawed online health insurance exchange and is hooking up to the federal portal, state officials are still trying to decide what to do with the agency that has been running it.
The political group linked to the conservative Koch brothers has canceled television ad time reserved in October for the race between Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican challenger Monica Wehby.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's campaign released a new television ad on Wednesday meant to tie his Republican challenger Monica Wehby to the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, whose group has pummeled the Democratic incumbent with negative ads for weeks.
Friends, colleagues and a who's who of Oregon politicians packed the House chamber in Salem to remember former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, the nation's first Arab-American governor and the last Republican to hold the job in Oregon.
Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?
Andrea Miller from an immigrant rights group called CAUSA and the Safe Roads Campaign, and Cynthia Kendoll, the authorized agent for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign joins host Brian Wood Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 to discuss the issue.