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Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptionsParents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions.
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

Police investigate Kitzhaber, Hayes' trip to dump

Police investigate Kitzhaber, Hayes' trip to dumpKitzhaber and Hayes made a trip to the Deschutes County Landfill last week. When Hayes' credit card had a processing problem, workers realized who the couple was and called police.
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Health Reform

Bill dissolving Cover Oregon headed to governor

Bill dissolving Cover Oregon headed to governorA bill dissolving Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown.
  • Health Reform
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
News

State pauses Kitzhaber investigation; federal investigation continues

State pauses Kitzhaber investigation; federal investigation continuesOregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Friday announced that she will pause the Department of Justice investigation into former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancée Cylvia Hayes.
  • News
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Politics

Obama talks to KGW about infrastructure, oil trains in NW

Obama talks to KGW about infrastructure, oil trains in NWPresident Barack Obama says his administration feels "great urgency" when it comes to strengthening safety regulations around the oil trains passing through the Pacific Northwest.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Politics

Obama's advice to Gov. Brown: 'Try to get some exercise'

Obama's advice to Gov. Brown: 'Try to get some exercise'KGW asked Obama on Thursday what he thought of Kitzhaber's resignation.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

Cylvia Hayes sues Oregonian to block email release

Cylvia Hayes sues Oregonian to block email releaseHayes filed a lawsuit against The Oregonian on Thursday asking a judge to rule that she is not required to turn over her emails to the newspaper.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
KGW Investigates

Bend business owner accuses Cylvia Hayes of theft

Bend business owner accuses Cylvia Hayes of theft.— Cylvia Hayes faced theft allegations involving a Central Oregon charity. Records show the police report was referred to the Oregon Attorney General's Charitable Activities Section more than a decade ago, but never prosecuted.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system

Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid systemAn Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Inc. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Report: Kitzhaber Cover Oregon decisions were re-election strategy

Report: Kitzhaber Cover Oregon decisions were re-election strategyGov. John Kitzhaber put a trusted campaign strategist in charge of making all Cover Oregon policy decisions, part of a strategy to get him re-elected, a mix that violates state ethics and election laws, according to a report in Willamette Week.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
News

Laural Porter to interview Obama about exports, trade

Laural Porter to interview Obama about exports, tradeThe Obama administration has pledged to help businesses in the Pacific Northwest and around the country increase foreign trade.
  • News
  • 5 days, 4 hours ago
Local

Mayor Hales holds Twitter town hall on Uber

Mayor Hales holds Twitter town hall on UberThe city of Portland has a little over a month to revise regulations to accommodate the ride-sharing service Uber to operate side-by-side with taxi companies.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Politics

Rep. Walden calls Obama net neutrality plan 'Internet grab'

Rep. Walden calls Obama net neutrality plan 'Internet grab'Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is among Republicans who have criticized the FCC plan and increasingly made it a partisan issue by suggesting the FCC chairman has kowtowed to President Obama.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Local

Grassroots support for building I-405 freeway cap

Grassroots support for building I-405 freeway capIt was an idea made popular in the 1990s by then-Portland mayor Vera Katz, and it's gaining momentum again.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Kitzhaber's retirement nowhere near salary as governor

Kitzhaber's retirement nowhere near salary as governorRetirement is likely going to mean a big pay cut for former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned last week amid a flurry of investigations, questions and calls for him to step down.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Vancouver

Clark Co. building will display 'In God We Trust'

Clark Co. building will display 'In God We Trust'By a vote of 2-1, councilors voted Tuesday to display "In God We Trust" in the Clark County public hearing room
  • Vancouver
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
Politics

Wash. justices weigh warrantless suspect searches

Wash. justices weigh warrantless suspect searchesJustices on Washington's Supreme Court had a lot of questions about a little-known state law that allows investigators to get a suspect's bank, phone, email and other records without a search warrant.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Vancouver

Missionary from Western Washington abducted in Nigeria

Missionary from Western Washington abducted in NigeriaChurch officials say Rev. Phyllis Sortor was abducted Monday morning from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State.
  • Vancouver
  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Ore. lawmakers eye ban on gay conversion therapy for youth

Ore. lawmakers eye ban on gay conversion therapy for youthThe Oregon House Healthcare Committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 2307 or the "Youth Mental Health Protection Act."
  • Health
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

State investigating leaked emails; 2 workers on leave

State investigating leaked emails; 2 workers on leaveThe State of Oregon has initiated a criminal investigation into leaked emails that led to revealing reports about former governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Business

2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract

2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contractNegotiators have agreed to a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that has snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Gov. Brown will continue death penalty moratorium

Gov. Brown will continue death penalty moratoriumOregon Gov. Kate Brown says she'll continue a death penalty moratorium imposed by her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, who resigned in an ethics scandal.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

Split Portland council votes to rejoin FBI anti-terrorism task force

Split Portland council votes to rejoin FBI anti-terrorism task forceA divided Portland City Council has voted to rejoin the FBI-led anti-terrorism task force.
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

Economists project 'kicker' rebates for Oregonians

Economists project 'kicker' rebates for OregoniansState economists are predicting that Oregon taxpayers will receive "kicker" income tax rebates.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
KGW Investigates

Pink tax: Why are women's products more expensive?

Pink tax: Why are women's products more expensive?Everyday products often cost more if they're marketed to women. KGW investigates the so-called "Pink Tax" and why men aren't hit with the same markup.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Washington

ACLU suing public hospital district over abortion rights

ACLU suing public hospital district over abortion rightsGENE JOHNSON, Associated Press
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Oregon drivers to take new road tax for a test spin

Oregon drivers to take new road tax for a test spinCome July 1, the state of Oregon will be looking for 5,000 volunteers to take a new tax for a test spin.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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