Oregon state Treasurer Ted Wheeler says Oregonians can’t wait for the federal government to act. He wants the state to sponsor a retirement savings plan.
Oregon currently has the second highest minimum wage in the country at $9.25 an hour, but there’s a movement underway to raise it to $15 an hour.
The 113th Congress was considered one of the least productive in U.S. history. What can we expect from the 114th Congress? U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, offers his thoughts on that question.
In 2015 Oregon Democrats will enter the session with a super majority. How far can they push their agenda?
“Your Voice, Your Vote” host Steve Dunn takes a look back at the highs and lows of the year in Oregon politics.
Oregon's new marijuana law is a top priority for the Legislature when it meets in the new year after 56 percent of the state’s voters approved the legalization of recreational pot in November.
Body cams may end up on hundreds of Portland police officers. Becky Straus of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon joins KATU on what should be considered when making the switch.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick joins KATU’s Brian Wood to make his case for a street fee.
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.
A big change in Oregon gun laws could happen next year after Democrats gained two seats in the Senate during November’s election.
KATU News takes your questions about the proposed street fund directly to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
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.
Just days before Election Night, the group discusses the hottest races in Oregon, including GMO, marijuana, drivers cards, races in state Legislature and the governor’s race.
KATU and Portland State University hosted an at times raucous town hall on Measure 91 on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The measure would legalize and regulate marijuana in the state of Oregon. Voters will decide the measure Nov. 4.
What does Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson plan to do to sway voters to his side in his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber?
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden told KATU that it's time to implement a screening process for people coming from the Ebola region.
Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss dropped two bombshells last week about Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancée and first lady.
Find out where Merkley stands on some of the biggest issues facing the country and the state. Plus, find out what he thinks is his biggest accomplishment in his first term in the U.S. Senate.
KATU was the media partner and aired an abridged version of the debate during “Your Voice, Your Vote” the next morning at 9 a.m.
Dr. Monica Wehby is running against Sen. Jeff Merkley in November