In 2000, a federal program sent $44 million to Lane County to support vital services like law enforcement and roads. That payment has dwindled to $15 million this year - and flatlines at zero next year unless Congress takes action.
Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.
Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, hobbled Democrats and invigorated Republicans return Monday to a testy tax dispute and a lengthy to-do list for a post-election session of Congress unlikely to achieve any landmark legislation.
National health care reform is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate after the House narrowly passed a health bill over the weekend. So what exactly is in this bill? Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., visited Eugene Monday to talk about his vote in
Four shots hit the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene sometime overnight, and three hit and broke the windows of Congressman Peter DeFazio's office, the FBI said. The FBI said it is not known whether Rep. DeFazio's office was the intended target.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a crop of timber sales for U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands that will help keep Oregon mills open while the Obama administration works on a long-term forest management strategy.
Hundreds of tractor-trailer and bus companies ordered to shut down because of federal safety violations ranging from suspended licenses to possible drug use have stayed on the road by using different names, investigators say.
Northwest lawmakers sided with the majority as Congress voted to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. Eleven House members from five Northwest states voted in favor of the gun measure Wednesday, while just seven opposed it.