Local Politics

Politics Kitzhaber’s fiancée draws fire for secret marriage, contracts Kitzhaber’s fiancée draws fire for secret marriage, contracts
KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week published stories that say Cylvia Hayes married an 18-year-old immigrant then divorced and has used her title as first lady and her role in advising the governor to advance her private consulting business.
Politics Pot advocate says travels show legalization works Pot advocate says travels show legalization works
Rick Steves, a nationally known guidebook author and host on public radio and television, said Tuesday he's convinced that marijuana prohibition in the U.S. now solely operates to harm the poor and people of color, and profit off their punishment.
Politics Richardson hopes voters will forgive social issues Richardson hopes voters will forgive social issues
If Richardson is to topple Oregon's longest serving governor, though, he'll have to introduce himself to an electorate that doesn't know him and overcome his party's dismal reputation in Oregon.
Politics Clippers owner, wife give $250K to Washington gun initiative Clippers owner, wife give $250K to Washington gun initiative
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife have donated another $250,000 to a campaign seeking universal background checks on gun sales in Washington state, bringing their total donation to the campaign to just over $1 million.
Politics Washington state taking legal action on Hanford nuke site Washington state taking legal action on Hanford nuke site
Gov. Jay Inslee announced late Friday that the state will file a motion in federal court in its ongoing dispute with the U.S Department of Energy over cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear-weapons production site. The Energy Department said it would also seek to amend a court order to clean up the tank waste.