A live stream of oral arguments presented at the Idaho Supreme Court will begin over the web this month, bringing all of the legal action to residents, reporters and other interested parties even if they're far away from the courthouse.
Bruce Polley of Stop Gillnets Now and Jim Wells of Salmon for All join KATU’s Steve Dunn on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 on Your Voice, Your Vote to discuss Measure 81 that would ban the use of gill nets on the Columbia River.
Rep. Peter DeFazio says he has few qualms about shipping coal to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay.
A new Washington state marijuana industry organization is disbanding, a day after its press secretary was fired at the group's inaugural press conference.
The governor also led a business and trade mission to Asia last September, when he visited South Korea, China and Japan.
Trying to head off a ballot measure to ban gillnetting for salmon on the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River, Gov. John Kitzhaber has told state fisheries managers to come up with new regulations that would accomplish a similar goal while still keeping gillnetters on the water.
Since an audit conducted by the Oregon secretary of state's office was released in late June there have been questions raised whether Oregon needs its more than 250 boards. Two questions also: how were those eight killed off and can lessons be learned from how they died?
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden joins KATU News anchor Steve Dunn Sunday, Aug. 11, 2012 on "Your Voice, Your Vote."
The state's latest financial analysis says legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring Washington as much as nearly $2 billion over the next five years — or as little as nothing.
Reports that seven Republican legislators, including the House leadership team, visited a topless bar during a vacation to southern California in January come at an awkward time for Oregon Republicans, who are trying to take control of the House in November.
A panel of citizens has recommended that Oregon voters eliminate "corporate kicker" tax rebates with a ballot measure this fall, even after the initiative's supporters declined to participate in the process.
The jury in U.S. District Court in Pocatello concluded on Friday thathead of the Bonneville County Republican Party can keep $500,000 but must return $55,000 following a civil lawsuit by a federal court receiver trying to recover money from a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed the 15-member group last month, along with a separate panel that's looking into whether the state should establish its own insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health care reforms.
Kitzhaber signed an executive order Thursday banning tobacco use on all property surrounding state offices. It's already illegal to smoke inside most Oregon workplaces, including private jobsites.
A fired Oregon school bus driver suing to get his job back after being dismissed for flying a Confederate flag from his personal vehicle should have his case heard in court, a federal magistrate said Thursday.