National Politics

Politics 'The State of the Union is ...' What's in a word? 'The State of the Union is ...' What's in a word? (Photo Gallery)
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.
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.