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14 hrs ago | Planetizen
UPS, a major road user, agrees. But there are many detractors. "The country desperately needs additional funding for infrastructure and, for the moment, there is no better means than the fuel tax.
Should America's 11 million illegal immigrants be offered a path to citizenship?
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18 hrs ago | The Hill
Fourteen House Democrats are pushing the Obama administration to swiftly finalize new regulations to prevent the emergence of drug-resistant "superbugs."
22 hrs ago | ENR-Engineering News-Record
Several construction, transportation and labor organizations are supporting a House measure that would phase in a 15 -per-gallon increase in the federal gasoline tax over three years.
Yesterday | KATU-TV Portland
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler now has two challengers for her seat representing Washington's 3rd District.
PORTLAND, Ore- What was supposed to be an easy flight to Dallas turned into hours of delays for Crystal Williams.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., at left, talks with Portland venture capitalist David Chen, middle, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in October in Merkley's Senate office in Washington.
Same-sex marriage advocates in Oregon reported Monday they had collected enough signatures to give voters a chance to legalize same-sex marriage in 2014.
On the other hand , a dozen eggs were less than $1, a gallon of milk was $2.88, and a gallon of gas could be yours for just $1.11.
The U.S. Trade Representative and trade ministers from the 11 other nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have just left for their weekend meeting in Singapore, where they hope to be able to announce that a final deal on the controversial trade pact has been reached.
At a penny a gallon in 1919, Oregon became the first state to impose a tax on motor fuels, beating Uncle Sam to the punch by 13 years.
When President Obama first ran in 2008, he pledged to close Guantanamo, already an angry embarrassment making people around the world wonder which side of the war on terror the United States was actually on.
They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to be finalized. Or is it? The U.S. Trade Representative and trade ministers from the 11 other nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement are about to leave for their weekend meeting in Singapore, where they hope to be able to announce that a final deal on the controversial trade pact has been reached.
With anti-tax Republicans in control of the House, it's a little odd that The Washington Post would devote a story on Thursday to liberal Democrat Earl Blumenauer's proposal to raise the federal gas tax by 15 cents a gallon.