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A political showdown at the Oregon Capitol could result in some very long floor sessions this month. And at the heart of the debate is a clause in the state Constitution that dates back to 1859.

Bundy, Others Indicted In Federal Court

Feb 3, 2016
Amanda Peacher

Federal prosecutors handed down a sealed indictment Wednesday against several militant leaders who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last month.

Oregon lawmakers want to continue to root out cases of police profiling. A House panel Tuesday advanced a measure that would require additional research into the issue.

More than 35,000 public school students in Washington were homeless last school year - according to new figures released Tuesday.

You’ve heard of sex offender registries. The state of Washington also has a registry for people convicted of gun-related felonies. But it’s hardly used.

Federal agencies and university scientists are making progress on the deployment of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast. That was one of the messages from a half-day earthquake preparedness summit hosted by the White House Tuesday.

Elder Bundy Says Occupation Will Continue

Feb 2, 2016
Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy says the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will continue.

In Salem and Olympia, some lawmakers are looking for a middle way on raising the minimum wage. In both capitals, there's hope that a modest wage increase with business and labor support could head off or trump oncoming ballot measures.

An Oregon state lawmaker is making what he calls a long shot attempt at heading off an initiative that would raise corporate taxes.

Schools shooters often threaten violence before they act. But according to an FBI guide to school shootings, students who hear these threats rarely tell an adult.

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