By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 12:58 p.m.
SALEM, Ore. — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming election:
By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 10:59 a.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post.
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 12:23 p.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis — Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 10:39 a.m.
MOSCOW — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 1:23 p.m.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 10:07 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Whether or not Washington should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot.
By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times
August 29, 2014 6:11 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is a half-hour late for her meeting with a news photographer. She strides into her cramped lobby in the Longworth House Office Building, clad in leopard heels and cradling her year-old daughter, Abigail. Her husband, Daniel Beutler, follows, slinging a diaper bag.