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Apr 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM PDT
Kenneth Bae was at the university between 1988 and 1990, The Register-Guard newspaper reported Tuesday. School spokeswoman Julie Brown said Bae majored in psychology but left before getting a degree.
Apr 23, 2013 at 4:09 PM PDT
The retirement of Montana Sen. Max Baucus could mean a promotion for Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, who is next in line to succeed Baucus as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee if Democrats maintain control of the U.S. Senate.
Apr 23, 2013 at 7:20 AM PDT
The bill making its way through the Senate would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.
Apr 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM PDT
From the time coal is scooped from the depths of the Spring Creek strip mine in Montana's wide-open Powder River Basin until it travels more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to power plants in South Korea, the price can increase more than fivefold.
Apr 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT
The ship is a 684-foot “landing platform dock” ship that will be completed in 2017. LPD ships are used to transport and land Marines and their equipment.
Apr 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. – The city of Portland is about to have a U.S. Navy ship named after it.

The next amphibious transport ship to join the American fleet will be named the USS Portland, Senator Ron Wyden announced on Friday.

Apr 10, 2013 at 12:33 AM PDT
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production.
Mar 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM PDT
President Barack Obama promises to explain in greater detail U.S. policy on the use of armed drones. But the administration's statements so far have only raised more questions about the controversial counterterrorism program, particularly the...
Mar 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM PDT
More than 11 hours after declaring, "I will speak until I can no longer speak," Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was still on his feet late Wednesday with his self-described filibuster blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA.
Mar 5, 2013 at 5:38 PM PDT
After requesting it for two years, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has finally received the Obama administration's full legal analysis on why it thinks it can target and kill Americans suspected of terrorism. After it was supplied, he now publicly...
Feb 27, 2013 at 1:31 AM PDT
The new chairman of a key Senate committee asked for a federal investigation Tuesday into leaking underground waste tanks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.
Feb 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM PDT
A White House commitment to provide lawmakers with additional information about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, may have cleared the way for a vote later this week on President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director,...
Feb 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM PDT
Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz talks about her proposal to require Portland businesses to pay for sick leave, and Sen. Ron Wyden talks about the impact of the across-the-board cuts within the federal government that are scheduled to begin March 1.
Feb 22, 2013 at 2:42 PM PDT
Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday.
Feb 19, 2013 at 6:36 PM PDT
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, whose home state neighbors the Hanford nuclear reservation in south-central Washington, said he was troubled by news last week that a radioactive waste tank there is leaking and concerned that a long-planned...