Washington lawmakers are returning to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to address a projected budget deficit of more than $1.2 billion for the next two-year budget, plus a court-required increase in funding for the state's education system.
Economists are scheduled to tell the Oregon Legislature on Thursday how much money they expect the state to collect over the next two years. Armed with those numbers, lawmakers will accelerate the tough balancing act of divvying up the money.
As a heated battle rages in Portland over whether it should add fluoride to its water for the first time, the city of Salem has fluoridated its water since 1964.
With the nation's highest rate of parents refusing vaccinations for their kindergartners, Oregon has become ground zero for the contentious debate over whether children should be vaccinated.
An exclusive KATU News poll offers insight into how Portland residents plan to vote in the contentious issue of fluoridating water.
Anti-fluoride campaign worker KC Hanson said she caught a thief red-handed stealing three signs outside the headquarters of Clean Water Portland, an advocacy group fighting water fluoridation.
Two Republican state representatives want voters to decide whether to overturn a new law that allows immigrants living in Oregon without legal permission to obtain driver's licenses.
Oregon lawmakers have decided minors should not be allowed in tanning salon beds.
Some young offenders convicted of having sex with underage partners would be able to request the crime be removed from their records under a bill narrowly passed by the Oregon House on Wednesday.
The bill will require the Washington State Patrol to maintain a felony firearm conviction database and will help officers know when making a traffic stop if the registered owner is a felon and precluded from having a firearm.
City Commissioner Steve Novick is frustrated with the problems the arts tax has experienced, so he's proposing to scrap it and trying again with a different tax for arts.
The plan, proposed by Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown, would significantly redesign Oregon's voter-registration practices and potentially add hundreds of thousands of newly registered voters to the state.
The upcoming fluoride vote is leading to some bad behavior.
Buoyed by the testimony of a wrongfully convicted man from Clark County, a measure to compensate people who have been wrongfully convicted was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
A crowd at the Tuesday night Clark County Commission meeting stayed past midnight to criticize two Republican commissioners who hired GOP state Sen. Don Benton as the county's director of environmental services.