Politics

Portland relaxes rules for tiny houses, RVs

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland is in the middle of a homeless crisis, but one local lawmaker thinks she has found at least a temporary solution. Joan Grimm is a tiny home activist. She said, “There’s thousands of bedrooms every night …

Oregon sues DHS for not disclosing immigration records

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon is suing the Department of Homeland Security for failing to disclose information about detention and deportation of immigrants. In June, ten state attorney generals–including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum–filed a Freedom of Information Act request …

President Trump lays out “to-do” list

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters. The two have publicly feuded in recent weeks, but now, as they’re trying …

Oregon taxpayers to receive “kicker” credit

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon State officials say taxpayers will see some extra money returning to their pockets after a $463 million tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) earlier this month. The 2016 tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” …

President Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – President Trump has announced a much more confrontational approach to dealing with Iran’s growing nuclear program. The president is decertifying a 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, in defiance of near-worldwide support for the agreement. “Iran is …

Pres. Trump order targets Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – President Trump has dealt what could be a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act with an executive order that rolls back some of Obamacare’s key provisions. “This order takes steps to make easier for businesses to …

Governor Kate Brown announces education goals

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she’s making education a top priority after accepting the resignation of Salam Noor as acting Deputy Superintendent for Public Instruction. Her vision for the future of Oregon students appears to be focused on what …

North Korea targets U.S. power grid

(NBC News) – A cybersecurity firm is warning that North Korea has targeted U.S. power companies in an apparent effort to disrupt the nation’s electrical grid. A report from the security firm FireEye, obtained exclusively by NBC News, states hackers linked to …
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