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Senate President: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill

Jun. 25, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate President says there aren't enough votes within his own majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that sparked a walkout by Republicans, who fled to other states to thwart the measure. Democratic Senate President Peter Courtney said Tuesday there...

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

Jun. 25, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico...

Oregon may allow bicyclist to yield, not stop, at stop signs

Jun. 25, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon could allow cyclists to yield at stop signs and flashing red lights, rather than requiring a complete stop, in a bill that heads next to the House for its final vote. The Statesman Journal reports that the proposal, known widely as the "Idaho Stop," was named after the state that...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in...

White House threatens to veto House border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure would hamstring Trump administration border security efforts. The...

The Latest: White House threatens to veto border bill

Jun. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion border bill that House Democrats plan to try pushing through the chamber this week. White House officials complain in a letter to lawmakers that the bill lacks money...

NC Senate vote means showdown nears on immigration bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly headed for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as a bill that would strong-arm North Carolina sheriffs refusing to cooperate with federal immigration agents neared final passage. The Senate late Monday approved a measure that would...

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a sweeping GOP education bill Monday that would allow the state's first charter schools, a move that has drawn heavy protests from teachers. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved the bill 18-16. It now moves to the office of Gov....

APNewsBreak: Oregon governor says GOP must return to state

Jun. 24, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won't negotiate with Republicans who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation, at least not until they return to the Capitol. All eleven Republican senators didn't show up to work for a fifth day Monday, denying Democrats the number of...

Latest: Oregon governor: Climate talks hinge on GOP return

Jun. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by state senators in Oregon to protest climate change legislation (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says Senate Republicans broke their promise to Democrats by walking out over major climate legislation. She said in an interview with The...