Politics

26 August 2014

Obama pledges better care for Vets

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  President Obama unveiled a batch of executive orders Tuesday aimed at correcting what he calls "outrageous and inexcusable" behavior at the Veterans Administration.He did so before one ...

22 August 2014

State sues Oracle over failed 'Cover Oregon' website

Posted in Politics, Regional

Salem, Ore. -- On Friday a lawsuit was was filed by the state of Oregon against the technology company that was responsible for creating the troubled 'Cover Oregon' website. The state is suing Ora ...

21 July 2014

Putin under pressure

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  Four days after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama singled out Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday for impeding the investigation and demanded ...

20 July 2014

Former Governor Vic Atiyeh passes away

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Portland, Ore. -- Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh has died. The former governor died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center from complications from renal failure. ...

01 July 2014

Supreme Court birth control ruling could have limited ramifications in Oregon

Posted in Politics, Regional

(Oregon Public Broadcasting) The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that some businesses can opt out of providing some birth control coverage for religious reasons could have wide ramifications for Oregon. ...

01 July 2014

Border children: refugee crisis

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  One day after he declared immigration reform dead, President Obama ran into the realities of trying to fix, on his own, a system flooded by the new wave of children arriving at the U.S. ...

30 June 2014

Obama says he'll go it alone on immigration

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News, Regional

(NBC News) President Obama vowed Monday to use executive actions to address illegal immigration and the ongoing humanitarian crisis developing along the U.S. border. Mr. Obama said obstructionism by ...

30 June 2014

Corporations and contraception

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the contraceptive insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It's a narrow vict ...

23 June 2014

Local beekeepers react to Obama's bee task force

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Politics, Local, Economy

Ashland, Ore. -- Southern Oregon beekeepers are celebrating a new plan by president Obama. The White House is putting together a task force to look into the drastic decline of honey bees and other ...

19 June 2014

"Targeted Military Action" ahead in Iraq

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  There will be no U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, at least not for now.  President Obama announced Thursday he's sending more U.S. advisers instead. "There is no military solution inside of Ir ...