Local Politics

Politics Another suit filed to halt timber sale, stop logging Another suit filed to halt timber sale, stop logging
Conservation groups are challenging a timber sale that demonstrates the kind of ecosystem-driven logging that would be fast-tracked under Sen. Ron Wyden's bill to increase harvests from federally owned property in western Oregon.
Politics Opinion: Protect neighbors from pot stink Opinion: Protect neighbors from pot stink
The legal right to grow marijuana for medical purposes should not confer the right to inflict overpowering odors on one's neighbors. And a city that attempts to protect everyone's interests is doing what a local government should do.
Politics Wyden: 'Don't prejudge' Cover Oregon investigation Wyden: 'Don't prejudge' Cover Oregon investigation(Video)
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) is trying to stay out of the Cover Oregon fray while an independent investigation is underway to determine what lead to the failure of the state’s health care exchange website. KATU News caught up with Sen. Wyden Monday night in Beaverton at a Town Hall meeting.
Politics State lawmakers to grill Cover Oregon chief State lawmakers to grill Cover Oregon chief(Video)
The man currently overseeing Cover Oregon is prepares for an earful from state lawmakers on Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Goldberg will testify before three different legislative committees; each one is expected to grill him about what led to the website’s failures and what's being done to right all of the wrongs.
Politics 'We look like fools:' A history of Cover Oregon's failure 'We look like fools:' A history of Cover Oregon's failure
KATU’s Investigators spent weeks digging through thousands of pages of audits conducted by Maximus, the company the state hired to provide quality-control assessments of the project beginning in its early days.
Politics Oregon begins allowing medical marijuana for PTSD Oregon begins allowing medical marijuana for PTSD
Some Oregon lawmakers had said they feared that allowing medical marijuana cardholders to use pot for post-traumatic stress disorder would lead to widespread abuse, but the initial signup doesn't bear that out.
Politics With online part of health exchange down, Cover Oregon halts ads With online part of health exchange down, Cover Oregon halts ads
With its troubled health insurance exchange portal still not working, Cover Oregon says it has suspended its optimistic, feel-good advertising campaign after spending more than $8 million on it this year.
Politics FAQs on Cover Oregon: Will you have insurance Jan. 1? FAQs on Cover Oregon: Will you have insurance Jan. 1?
All the problems, delays and shifting deadlines from Cover Oregon, the state's troubled health insurance exchange, can be tough to keep track of. The Associated Press has compiled this guide to help figure out what you need to do if you want insurance coverage on Jan. 1.