Nineteen-year-old environmental activist Kelsey Juliana has a message for the state of Oregon: You’re not doing enough to stop climate change She’s now co-plaintiff in a major lawsuit that could force the state of Oregon to take a more aggressive stance on reducing carbon emissions that she says are destroying the environment. And she’s making sure her voice will be heard. Continue reading
An Oregon-based environmental group is using a novel legal strategy to try to force state governments to take action on climate change. NewsHour Weekend wants to know: what do you think? Continue reading
Frustrated by the slow pace of progress on climate change policy, an Oregon-based environmental group is using a novel legal strategy called “atmospheric trust litigation” to try to force governments to take action. And the movement is being led those who have a high stake in the welfare of future generations — students. Continue reading
Hydroelectricity — using the flow of water to generate power — has long been a small but key source of renewable energy. How can cities around the country better harness that potential? A startup in Portland, Oregon, has developed a system that gets energy from gravity-fed drinking water pipes to produce electricity without any environmental impact. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
Since last fall, the laws governing assisted suicide — even in states where the practice is legal — have continued to evolve.
Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon’s governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who had been the state’s longest-serving chief executive before his swift fall from grace. Continue reading
“LGBT” has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the “B” sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America’s first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the bi community. Continue reading
Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.
His resignation, which takes effect Wednesday, cleared the way for Secretary of State Kate Brown to assume Oregon’s highest office and become the nation’s first openly bisexual governor. Continue reading
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday amid allegations that his fiancee used his influence to secure contracts for her energy consulting business. In Iraq, Islamic State militants attacked a major base west of Baghdad where 400 U.S. marines are training. Iraqi fighters killed the assailants. Continue reading
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said he planned to resign amid allegations his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself — a stunning fall from grace for the state’s longest-serving chief executive, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Friday. Continue reading