A ban on same sex marriage in Texas, wiped away by a federal judge, and the right to refuse doing business with gays in Arizona, ripped up by the governor. Those are two big decisions in the southwest are still being debated in the Northwest, and set precedents for similar issues that could go before Oregon voters come November.
Oracle Corp. is pulling nearly two-thirds of its software developers from Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange project, even though the public still doesn't have access to the promised seamless, swift sign-ups for coverage, and key features are unfinished.
Senators approved a bill that would prohibit disclosure of agreements signed by ranchers over conservation of habitat for sage grouse, a threatened ground bird.
A bill allowing Oregon schools to keep Native American mascots now needs only Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature to become law.
Supporters of a referendum granting driving privileges to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States are trying to rewrite the official summary that will appear on the ballots in November.
Oregon courts could get more discretion in which drunken drivers are required to use breath alcohol monitoring devices before getting behind the wheel.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon schools are one step closer to keeping Native American mascots under a bill that cleared the House Education committee Monday.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants an investigation into the treatment of whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after two were fired in the past five months after raising safety concerns.
Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.
The Oregon Legislature may be on the verge of resolving a longstanding conflict over how to tax prepaid cellphones to pay for emergency services.
Cover Oregon rolled out its online enrollment system on Tuesday to insurance agents and community organizations, allowing them to directly enroll people with less complex situations from start to finish in one sitting.
The Oregon Senate has voted to make it illegal for cities and counties to block medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
The Oregon House voted Monday to approve a measure that Democrats said would help prevent future technology debacles like the troubled rollout of Cover Oregon.
Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden; Rob Bovett of Association of Oregon Counties; state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland; and Geoff Sugerman, co-author of the medical marijuana dispensary bill join KATU's Steve Dunn on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 to discuss issues related to local governments and whether they want dispensaries, and the legalization of pot in Oregon.
Cover Oregon’s much maligned website is scheduled to take a step toward functionality on Tuesday when it releases new tools that it hopes will allow agents to sign up customers in one sitting.