Lawmakers are looking at government employee health care as a way of cutting costs. Eric Cain joins us to discuss his 30-year career with OPB. And we discuss other big news of the week.
Eugene city councilors will consider trial bans — with some exceptions — on dogs and smoking in public places downtown.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will be sworn in for another two years Monday.
Will Ted Wheeler buck the trend of one-term mayors in Portland? For our first episode of 2017, we look at the challenges of running the city at a time when incivility is rampant at council meetings.
New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces the dual challenge of making City Hall welcoming to the public while also protecting city staff. Some government employees say their workplace doesn't feel safe.
New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces many of the same challenges as mayors across the country: Rising housing prices, distrust of the police, aging city streets — and an erosion of basic civility at City Hall.
If you're a newly elected public official in Oregon, you may have an additional task to squeeze in between the holiday family gatherings: taking the oath of office.
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The review by the Oregon Secretary of State's office finds the agency doesn't have enough staff to adequately monitor and analyze water usage across the state.
Washington's youngest state lawmaker, Republican Melanie Stambaugh, is defending herself against ethics charges related to her social media practices.
Utah is pushing to gain control of millions of acres of federal lands — an issue raised in the Oregon standoff. But Western attorneys general say that effort has little chance of succeeding.
Draft legislation submitted by the Oregon attorney general would set a deadline for public bodies to respond to records requests.
Two initiatives — one focused on voter privacy and the other on emergency clauses in the legislature — have failed to qualify for the Oregon ballot.
Nkenge Harmon Johnson has filed a federal civil rights complaint against former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes.
President Obama is urging all parties in Turkey to support the democratically-elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital
Small-town politics have turned big-city nasty in one Portland suburb. "It's a lot like our nation's capital, our Congress, but I think it's even worse," said former Mayor Mike Weatherby.
In January, the salary for the mayor of Vancouver, Washington is set to increase from $27,600 to $60,000. That doesn’t include things like health care and retirement benefits. Pay for city councilors will increase from $21,600 to $32,500.
Bernie Sanders has drawn the crowds, but a new poll suggests Hillary Clinton may well win the Oregon presidential primary. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a healthy lead.