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.
The San Jose Mercury News says Tim Draper is proposing a voter initiative calling on Congress to split the state into six regions. One would be called Silicon Valley and include the Bay Area and even Monterey.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers have to provide insurance that covers birth control pills and other contraceptives. That doesn't sit well with churches and employers with a religious view that oppose birth control.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is working with a colleague from South Dakota to fight President Obama's plan to cap tax deductions for charitable donations for the wealthiest Americans.
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.
The pastor of the oldest church in Seattle is now coming to the rescue of the Pennsylvania pastor just convicted by the United Methodist Church of officiating his son's gay wedding.
Despite grand ambitions, an early start, millions of dollars from the federal government and a tech-savvy population, Oregon's online enrollment system still isn't ready more than a month after it was supposed to go live.
Northwest mill owners say China is dumping the country's subsidized hardwood products in the U.S. market.
Washington's voters are deciding whether to label food that contains genetically modified ingredients in a campaign that has drawn millions of dollars from out of state.
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.
Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple's marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.
Protesters stood in front of the Post Office in Philomath, Oregon, on Friday urging their fellow Americans to impeach President Obama.
Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working.
If you and your co-workers got in a dispute that shut the whole operation down, how long would you keep your job?
Now: What if you're the U.S. Congress? Your boss is the American people.
Your annual review: Every 2 years for Congress, every 6 years for the Senate.