Americans are required to register if they want to vote; as of this week, Oregonians will have to register not to.
The landslide that destroyed dozens of homes and killed 43 men, women and children will be remembered in ways both public and private on Sunday, the first anniversary of the disaster that slammed into a mountain subdivision called Steelhead Haven 60 miles north of Seattle.
Californians take note: It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions at 20 weeks after conception, noting that the law would not pass constitutional muster.
They competed long before the Seattle Sounders took on the Portland Timbers in one of Major League Soccer's fiercest rivalries. Before Jet City posted up against Beervana. Before Washington became the 42nd state. Back when the transcontinental railroad arrived in Portland first.
Kate Brown made history in more ways than one Wednesday, when she was sworn in as Oregon's new governor while her mother and husband stood proudly by.