Politics

Oregon senate candidate says ex-staffer copied policies

9:32 a.m. September 18

PORTLAND — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.

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Sheriff candidate Gardner announces undersheriff pick

8:11 p.m. September 17

Clark County sheriff candidate Shane Gardner announced today his choice for undersheriff.

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House approves arms for rebels

9:12 p.m. September 17
Final approval of Obama's plan to combat Islamic State expected today in Senate

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.