Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

Would-Be Customers Eagerly Await Pot Store Openings

NWNews | July 07, 2014 5:05 p.m.

The first legal marijuana stores in Washington are scheduled to open Tuesday. The Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 retail licenses early Monday.

Oregon Unions Consider Supreme Court Ruling On Illinois Case

OPB | June 30, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Oregon's unions are taking a close look today at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on public-sector workers.

Oregon Voters To Consider Equal Rights Amendment

NWNews | June 23, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Oregon voters will get to decide whether to grant equal rights to women this fall. If that sounds like a blast from the past, it's because the proposed...

Hundreds Line Up For Opening Of Vancouver Marijuana Store

OPB | July 09, 2014 3:15 p.m.

Hundreds of people lined up around the block on Main Street Vancouver Wednesday for the opening of the city's first recreational marijuana shop. 

Troutdale Joins Opponents To Multnomah County Gun Restrictions

OPB | July 09, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Troutdale has joined the opposition to a gun control law adopted by Multnomah County last year.

Multnomah County Gun Law Challenged In Court

OPB | July 08, 2014 4:53 p.m.

A gun control law Multnomah County passed last year goes on trial Wednesday. Residents in Gresham and Troutdale are challenging the law.

Supreme Court Birth Control Ruling Could Have Wide Ramifications In Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2014 5:53 p.m.

More than 97 percent of all Oregon businesses are defined as small and more than half of Oregon's workforce is employed by them - those whose owners oppose contraception on religious grounds may be able to opt out of birth control coverage.

Ore. Senate Candidates Differ On Contraceptive Ruling

AP | June 30, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Oregon's candidates for U.S. Senate are taking differing views of Monday's Supreme Court decision on insurance coverage for contraceptives.

Baker City Mayor Could Lose Title After Suing City Government

AP | June 30, 2014 12:36 p.m.

In January, the mayor of Baker City started fighting city hall. Richard Langrell sued the city for $9,000, saying he'd been overcharged for water and sewer service at the motel he operates.

Oil Train Protester Removed After Blocking Track In Portland

AP | June 30, 2014 9:53 a.m.

A woman who chained herself to a barrel of concrete sat on railroad tracks in Portland Monday morning to protest oil trains.

Political Chat: Ballot Measures, Cover Oregon, Aging Roads

OPB | June 27, 2014 10:15 a.m.

The first full week of summer may bring vacations to mind, but politics rarely takes a break. Listen in as our political gurus experts discuss ballot measures, Cover Oregon, and the sorry state of area roads and highways.

Should Metro Stay Out Of Neighborhood Density Debate?

OPB | June 26, 2014 4:46 p.m.

Increasing density in single-family neighborhoods could be headed to ballots across the Portland area this fall.

Sweet Home Council Votes To Keep Fluoride In Water

AP | June 26, 2014 11:29 a.m.

City Council members have agreed to continue adding fluoride to the water supply in Sweet Home, as the city has done for 50 years.

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