National Politics

Politics Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent
Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of the massive, five-year farm bill as it heads to the House floor Wednesday — member by member, vote by vote.
Politics Fossil fuels and City of Eugene money: Formally bar investment? Fossil fuels and City of Eugene money: Formally bar investment?
Should the City of Eugene prevent public monies from being invested in fossil fuel companies?

Mayor Kitty Piercy took up the challenge from 350.org and the Mayor's Innovation Project.

"I said yes, because I thought it was perfectly in lines with the goals of our city," Piercy said.

The issue might prove to be a slam dunk.

"To my understanding, we have no direct investments in fossil fuels," Piercy said.
Politics Wyden bill would boost logging on O&C lands Wyden bill would boost logging on O&C lands
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has unveiled his long-awaited bill to boost logging on federal lands in Western Oregon to help struggling timber counties. The timber industry and conservation groups were disappointed in the bill and hoped to persuade Wyden to change it.
Politics Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost
A private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.