OPB | Feb. 25, 2017
Town halls around the country have been scenes of raucous crowds in recent weeks — some furious with the start of the Trump administration, others more relaxed.
Hundreds of tenants and renters' rights advocates gathered outside the Normandy Apartment building in Northeast Portland Saturday to protest a rent increase slated to go into effect on April 1.
Land use | local | News | Environment | PoliticsOPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland
The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.
Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship on second round.
Currently, Washington state law protects police officers who use deadly force in good faith and without malice, making it virtually impossible to charge an officer with improper use of deadly force.
Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.
Oregon's ability to pursue a case will soon be restricted by statutory time limits on charging a case, according to a Feb. 17 letter sent to the state's top federal prosecutor.
Politics | Energy | Water | EnvironmentKUOW | Feb. 24, 2017 1 p.m. | Seattle
Billionaire Wilbur Ross is President Trump's nominee for secretary of commerce, which oversees ocean policies. Ross also owns oil tankers, which has critics worried about a conflict of interest.
Surrounded by corporate leaders, President Trump signed an executive action telling government agencies to slash "job killing" rules. Environmentalists argue the move could undo important protections.