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Apr 25, 2013 at 7:25 AM
You don't see this very often: a majority of Senate Republicans voting to make people who buy stuff on the Internet pay state and local sales taxes.
Feb 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Linda Campbell and her recently deceased wife - Nancy - were approved for the first same-sex burial inside of a national or veteran cemetery.  “It never donned on us that we could be like a other people,” said Campbell.
Feb 5, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Oregon's Democratic U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, along with a group of fellow senators, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, asking for the release of legal opinions that reportedly justify the killing of Americans suspected of terrorism.
Jan 24, 2013 at 5:24 PM
The Senate neared approval Thursday of a modest curb on filibusters, using a bipartisan consensus rare in today's rugged political climate to make it a bit harder but still not impossible for determined, outnumbered senators to sink or slow bills and nominations.
Dec 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM
When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution accused of laundering money for Iran, Libya and Mexico's murderous drug cartels.
Sep 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan made an afternoon stop in Portland on Monday to hold a fundraiser at the Governor Hotel.
Aug 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley appears on "Your Voice, Your Voice" Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 with KATU anchor Steve Dunn.
Jul 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, has introduced an ambitious plan to help people who are underwater on their homes. His proposal would set up a type of a government agency to offer people three different options.
May 22, 2012 at 10:00 PM
National Guard helicopters that spend hundreds of hours in the air during the growing season looking for clandestine marijuana grows could be on the ground more often next year under Obama administration budget proposals under protest by Oregon...
May 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM
JPMorgan Chase faced intense criticism Friday for claiming that a surprise $2 billion loss by one of its trading groups was the result of a sloppy but well-intentioned strategy to manage financial risk.
Mar 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Oregon's senators and several county commissioners urged the U.S. House to help keep rural counties from going under.
Mar 16, 2012 at 8:44 AM
It might seem a recipe for success: Legislation to help small businesses raise capital passed the House last week with 95 percent of lawmakers voting for it and President Barack Obama's support. But in today's Congress, nothing comes easy.
Feb 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says he's worried it would open the door for refusing coverage of other health care as well.
Feb 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the renowned breast-cancer charity, faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen's local affiliates are openly upset, and at least one top...
Dec 8, 2011 at 6:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers are taking aim at U.S. Postal Service proposals to close processing centers and rural post offices.

At the federal level, Rep. Peter DeFazio has introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at the...