Oregon governor race most expensive yet

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The 2018 race for governor is the most expensive in Oregon history, and there's still six weeks until the books will be closed. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports that Gov. Kate Brown has raised about $11.3 million. Her Republican opponent, state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, has raised about $7.4 million,...

Featured Video Stories

Project Homeless is a new Seattle Times initiative that explores and explains the region’s complex, troubling problem of homelessness. With strong watchdog reporting and vivid storytelling, Project Homeless seeks to spotlight what is working, and what is not working, in responding to homelessness. We will also feature solutions-oriented reporting from elsewhere in the country.


Oregon officials fear disease outbreaks as vaccine exemptions increase

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say the number of parents filing non-medical vaccine exemptions in the state has been steadily climbing since 2000, and they fear some children who have not been immunized against childhood illnesses could be at risk for serious diseases. The Register-Guard reports the increase in non-medical exemptions can multiply...


Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry. President Barack Obama's Interior Department improperly canceled the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer)...