This Tuesday Portland voters will decide if fluoride will be added to the city's water supply. It's been a high-profile issue the past few months with both sides loudly making their cases. Before you drop off your ballot we want to give you one more opportunity to hear from supporters and opponents of the fluoride measure.
There were passionate pleas Thursday at the Portland City Council's first public budget meeting because some officers, firefighters and the city's mounted patrol could lose their jobs. Watch KATU's report on the meeting.
Gov. John Kitzhaber's Driver Card bill speech at the Oregon state Capitol in Salem, May 1, 2013.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, majority whip, and Oregon's Jeff Merkley join KATU's political reporter Patrick Preston on "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, April 7, 2013 to discuss gun legislation, immigration reform and President Barack Obama's new budget. Click on the "Play Video" button to watch the show.
There is a showdown right now over whether we should replace one of Oregon's statues with a new one of former Sen. Mark Hatfield.
KATU's political reporter Patrick Preston, center, hosts "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, March 24, 2013 on the topic of the controversial Interstate 5 bridge replacement project, aka Columbia River Crossing. Joining him on the left are bridge supporters state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. On the right are bridge opponents state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver and state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver. Click the "Play Video" button above to watch the show.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek joins Steve Dunn on Sunday, March 17, 2013 on "Your Voice, Your Vote" to discuss the top issues facing the state, including the Columbia River Crossing.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales appears on "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, says over time Oregon will feel the effects of the federal across-the-board cuts in education and research and they will slow the economy. Kerry Tymchuk from the Oregon Historical Society also joins Steve Dunn.
Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz talks about her proposal to require Portland businesses to pay for sick leave, and Sen. Ron Wyden talks about the impact of the across-the-board cuts within the federal government that are scheduled to begin March 1.
Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Jeana Frazzini joins KATU's political reporter, Patrick Preston, to discuss the push to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon. Teresa Harkey, spokeswoman for Protect Marriage Oregon, is also interviewed for the show. Click on the "Play Video" button to watch the entire show.
The Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation held a ceremony Tuesday honoring veterans and asking the public for donations.
The new chair of the Oregon Republican Party said Sunday her top priority is to register more members, specifically 200,000.
Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder want to be able to smoke pot legally in the state of Oregon.
Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum of Portland, Sen. Arnie Roblan of Coos Bay and Sen. Alan Bates of Medford discuss the Senate Democrats’ 2013 legislative agenda Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Capitol.
Columbia Sportswear's Gert Boyle joins KATU's Steve Dunn on "Your Voice, Your Vote," Sunday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Washington State Rep. Liz Pike, conservative activist Bob Larimer, Erin Thomas with the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence, and school teacher Drew Persse join KATU's Steve Dunn on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2013 to discuss Pike's proposal to arm teachers with concealed guns to protect students from school shooters. Click on the "Play Video" button to watch the show.
Radio talk show host Lars Larsen, Jennifer Lynch with One Million Moms for Gun Control and Penny Okamoto with Ceasefire Oregon talk about gun control issues in light of the Newtown shootings and President Obama's recent Executive Orders that dealt with gun control. Click on the "Play Video" button to watch the entire show.
Oregon legislators Republican Sen. Bruce Starr, Democrats Sen. Mark Hass and Rep. Tobias Read join KATU's Steve Dunn Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 on "Your Voice, Your Vote" to discuss several topics sure to pop up during this year's legislative session, including tax reform.
KATU Political Reporter Patrick Preston and KATU News anchor Steve Dunn discuss what Congress still needs to do to avert across-the-board spending cuts, the debt ceiling and a potential government shutdown on "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. These things make up the next "cliff" the country faces. Click the "Play Video: button to watch the show.
Portland Mayor-Elect Charlie Hales appeared on "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, Dec. 20, 2012 with KATU's Steve Dunn to discuss your concerns and answer your questions days before taking office Jan. 1, 2013.
This week on "Your Voice, Your Vote," KATU's Anna Canzano sits down with State Senator Ginny Burdick to discuss her plans to change gun laws in Oregon, plus our panel discusses the special session of the Oregon Legislature this week where lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a tax bill that will benefit Nike
Democratic House speaker nominee Tina Kotek, D-Portland, appeared on “Your Voice, Your Vote” Sunday Dec. 9, 2012 to discuss Oregon’s upcoming 2013 legislative session and her priorities for it.
KATU political reporter Patrick Preston is joined by a panel of experts to answer questions about what happens next when Washington's new marijuana law goes into effect.
Kitzhaber's budget to stabilize school funding has some big gambles, including potentially controversial PERS reforms.
Almost everyone will take a hit. The Tax Policy Center broke it down based on income levels.
Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, and Rep. Tobias Read, D-Beaverton, join KATU's Steve Dunn on "Your Voice, Your Vote" Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 to discuss budget priorities for Oregon in the upcoming 2013 legislative session.
Oregon U.S. representatives Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader discuss what Congress intends to do to keep the nation from going off the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Portland mayor-elect Charlie Hales appeared on “Your Voice, Your Vote” Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 to discuss specifically what he will do as mayor. Also, Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss discusses how he uncovered the details on Jefferson Smith’s scuffle with a young woman at a 1993 college party.