Although many feel Presidents Day is a time to honor all former U.S. presidents, the federal holiday is actually the official observance of George Washington's birthday - Feb. 22, 1732.
Ten-term Washington state congressman Doc Hastings announced Thursday will he will retire from Congress at the end of the year.
The Spokesman-Review reports that Fish and Game officials also want to expand hunting for bears and cougars to kill more of those predators.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and three congressional colleagues — all fellow Republicans— are requesting a federal investigation of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
Members of Congress, some of the nation's most frequent flyers, don't want to allow airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight and they're doing something about it.
An Italian appeals court found Seattle student Amanda Knox guilty of murder Thursday and sentenced her to 28½ years in prison.
If you can't afford New York City, go to New Jersey. Even when it comes to starting a dialogue over marijuana use in the NFL.
State of the Union night is coming up on Tuesday. Time to set the record straight on a few things: Yup, Bill Clinton really was the most long-winded. Nope, it doesn't have to be a speech. And, in truth, this "annual" event doesn't happen every year.
Frustrated by years of partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama is moving to flex his presidential powers during his sixth year in office. He's starting by using Tuesday night's State of the Union address to announce executive actions to raise the minimum wage for new federal contracts, help the long-term unemployed find work and expand job-training programs.
Presidents of both parties have long felt compelled to sum up the state of the union with a descriptive word or two in their State of the Union addresses. Mostly the same word. For many years now, "strong" has been the go-to adjective.
The best of the State Of The Union speeches from FDR to Barack Obama.
A U.S. diplomat on Tuesday urged North Korea to pardon imprisoned American Kenneth Bae, saying he is in poor health and needs to return home.
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.
Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are pushing Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act. It would raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
In a major development on immigration reform, Republican leaders are set to endorse legal status for undocumented immigrants.