Oregon voters Tuesday approved Measures 66 and 67 that would raise taxes on the wealthy and on businesses. The vote suggests Americans may be willing to accept some types of tax hikes even in these hard times.
President Obama has responded to recent setbacks by striking a more populist tone, and his primary target has been Wall Street. Bankers are hoping he takes a more inclusive line in his State of the Union address Wednesday.
A ballot before Oregon voters Tuesday would raise taxes on high earners to lower the yawning state deficit. It is being seen as a snapshot of the national mood.
Medical marijuana legally prescribed to young people is showing up in classrooms. This is putting teachers and principals in a new and challenging position.
A portion of Oregon's federal stimulus money is being used to create the world's largest 'living wall.'
Three days of severe weather, including mudslides and flooding, is largely courtesy of El Nino, say meteorologists.
For the first time since records have been kept, the number of instances in which aircraft hit birds or other wildlife could top 10,000 for 2009. Increasingly, pilots worry about 'feathered bullets'.
To recoup taxpayer money used in the bailout of financial firms, Obama on Thursday outlined a fee that big banks would have to pay for 10 years or more.
Commercially produced bumblebees may be detrimental to wild bumblebees.