Local Politics

Politics Bill expanding Oregon Caves on verge of approval Bill expanding Oregon Caves on verge of approval
A bill expanding the boundary around the southwestern Oregon marble caves to include its watershed has been attached to a defense spending bill, which passed the House on Thursday and was expected to pass the Senate next week.
Politics Cover Oregon transition leader steps down Cover Oregon transition leader steps down
The state official overseeing Oregon's transition from the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website to the federal insurance exchange is stepping down.
Politics Program enlists ranchers in saving sage grouse
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expanding a program that allows Oregon ranchers to make improvements to help declining populations of sage grouse, in return for assurances they won't face further restrictions if the species is listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Rep. Blumenauer on Ferguson 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Rep. Blumenauer on Ferguson (Video)
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, discusses the events in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. He also talks about what can be done to prevent future tragedies.
Politics Oregon bill would tighten limits on license plate readers
Police pitch automatic license plate readers as the future of nabbing bad guys on the roads. By feeding thousands of license plates into a database every day, police can look for stolen cars and parking-ticket scofflaws.
Politics Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
Turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota and Oregon. During each election over the past 10 years, these states have often been among the top performers.