Portland Democrat Tina Kotek unveiled her plan to increase the state's minimum wage while allowing local jurisdictions to go beyond the threshold.
The largest private employer in Oregon is trimming its operations after years of slow sales.
President Obama cannot pursue Trans-Pacific Partnership unless Trade Adjustment Assistance bill passes.
After amending the original measure, the new employment bill passes with bipartisan support.
A measure that would mandate five paid sick days a year heads to the House after passing the Senate on a partisan vote.