Local Politics

Politics Wyden pushes Klamath water, timber county bills Wyden pushes Klamath water, timber county bills
Sen. Ron Wyden moved forward Thursday on his plan to get two top-priority bills — one to implement Klamath Basin water agreements and the other to boost logging in Western Oregon — through the lame-duck session of Congress before Democrats lose their majority in the Senate.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' How does legal pot impact you? 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' How does legal pot impact you? (Video)
Anthony Johnson, chief petitioner on Oregon’s marijuana legalization measure, and Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie, join host Steve Dunn on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 to discuss what’s next for the state after Oregonians voted to legalize and regulate marijuana. They also talk about how the new law will impact you.
Politics Kitzhaber's fiancée: Ethics probe launched Kitzhaber's fiancée: Ethics probe launched
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has opened a preliminary investigation into consulting work performed by the fiancee of newly re-elected Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Politics Kitzhaber says controversies won't slow him down Kitzhaber says controversies won't slow him down
Newly re-elected Gov. John Kitzhaber may be chastened by the Cover Oregon failure and the controversy surrounding his fiancée, but he's not scaling back his ambitions for his fourth term.
Politics Despite losses, GMO label backers aren't quitting Despite losses, GMO label backers aren't quitting
Oregon is the fourth state in the West that has failed to pass a GMO labeling measure. They say they're making headway against biotechnology companies like Monsanto Co. and are ready to continue the fight in legislatures, on ballots, and at the federal level.
Politics Washington approves expanded gun background checks Washington approves expanded gun background checks
Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.