With a committee vote Monday, Senate Bill 1530 crossed the threshold Republican senators have long warned would lead them to walk out. Now they have.
The goal is to create a mathematical risk assessment for microplastic pollution in the region similar to predictions used to game out responses to major natural disasters such as earthquakes.
The Northwest's latest separatist cause to spark popular interest would move the Oregon and California borders to create "Greater Idaho," despite being practically infeasible.
The Vermont senator won the most votes in Iowa. Now he's won New Hampshire and Nevada outright. That makes him the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
The Clark County Republican Party has apparently tapped Rep. Matt Shea, a Washington Republican accused of domestic terrorism, to emcee an upcoming event.
Metro, the regional government for the Portland area, is expected to refer a measure to the May 2020 ballot that could raise $250 million for services to ease chronic homelessness.
Just over a week before Portland’s landmark rental screening rules are slated to take effect, a coalition of landlords have hit the city with a federal lawsuit claiming the sweeping regulations violate their rights, making property owning in Portland so risky and confusing that some threaten to leave the business altogether.
A Thurston County judge has found that anti-tax activist and Republican candidate for governor Tim Eyman concealed more than $700,000 in campaign contributions related to his initiative work over a six-year period.
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GOP state senators could flee the Capitol next week to block a climate bill. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has been trying to keep them in the building.