National Politics

Politics What determines the perfect candidate for 2016? What determines the perfect candidate for 2016?
Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can do without.
Politics 'This is really a sad day for the state of Oregon' 'This is really a sad day for the state of Oregon' (Video)
Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the 9th person in state history to become Oregon governor by succession.

And Gov. John Kitzhaber becomes the first sitting governor to leave the office early for a reason other than death, illness or higher office.
Politics Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
Politics Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia Armed gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia (Photo Gallery)
A gun-rights rally drew about 50 people, mostly armed, to the steps of the Capitol on Saturday morning for a demonstration they hoped would end with their arrest. To raise money for bail, some protesters hawked caps with "Fight Tyranny - Shoot Back" printed on them and sold out.