An ordinance that gradually increases the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour was approved Thursday by a City Council committee, setting up a full council vote next week.
In the wake of the killings in Santa Barbara, some state lawmakers want a way loved ones can report someone who is a threat for violence, with a process then to temporarily remove guns from that person.
Marijuana growers in Washington, Colorado and other states cannot use irrigation water from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grow their crops, the agency said on Tuesday.
"Folks, you have a choice: A cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker or a normal guy. Take your pick," candidate Harley Brown told the Idaho Public Television audience, referring to incumbent "Butch" Otter, Walt Bayes, himself and state Sen. Russ respectively.
Judge Candy Dale sided with four Idaho couples who had filed a lawsuit against the state and the article of the Idaho Constitution that says the state only recognizes marriage as being between a man and a woman.
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, wants states to have the right to legalize marijuana, he told KATU during a taping of “Your Voice, Your Vote,” Thursday night.
One of the most influential women in the world made a stop in Portland on Tuesday night. Hillary Clinton spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Keller Auditorium, part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Speaker series.
Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
The Patriot Act allows the National Security Agency to record telephone call records. Some groups fear the NSA may be collecting more than that.
California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
An Edmonds man who recently exposed a flaw in Google Maps says he was questioned by the Secret Service after his latest stunt.
Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Randall's Children Hospital, is among at least four other Republicans fighting for that party's nomination for U.S. senator during this May's primary. The winner will presumably take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November General Election.
A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.
Legal speeds would jump from 75 to 80 mph on the interstate and from 65 to 70 mph on state highways if the Idaho Transportation Department signs off.