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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Ron Wyden
A deal to share scarce water between ranchers and the Klamath Tribes has cleared another hurdle on its way toward becoming part of a bill in Congress to overcome a century of fighting over water in the Klamath Basin.
The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which oversees the intelligence agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
The investigative arm of Congress on Wednesday agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country.
Editorials from Oregon newspapers
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
There are "significant construction flaws" in some newer, double-walled storage tanks at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste complex, which could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
President Barack Obama's upcoming budget will include a proposal to change the way the federal government pays to fight wildfires, a White House official said Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants an investigation into the treatment of whistle-blowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after two were fired in the past five months after raising safety concerns about the construction of a $13 billion plant to treat the site's most dangerous radioactive wastes.
Americans have discovered that Silicon Valley and much of the San Francisco Bay area literally dodged a bullet — or more precisely, 110 of them — last April.
Coal sales in Western states are getting more scrutiny from federal lawmakers amid new revelations Friday about officials accepting below-market bids for some coal sales and possibly illegally negotiating with companies over prices.
Four U.S. senators concerned about the sabotage of Silicon Valley's power grid and phone lines last April asked federal officials on Friday if mandatory security standards are needed.
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation's tax system, which he called a "dysfunctional, rotten mess."
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio has told a Senate hearing that he recognizes there's little hope of enacting a law that puts federal timberlands into a trust as the process to boost logging and timber county revenues in western Oregon.
Environmental groups are lining up against Sen. Ron Wyden's bill to promote logging on federal forests in Western Oregon to help struggling timber counties.
The government and leading Internet companies on Monday announced a compromise that will allow those companies to reveal more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.
"The NSA has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications under section 702 even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications," said Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat and member of the intelligence committee.
Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, said the National Security Agency "has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications."