NYT Politics

Cheaper Health Plans Promoted by Trump Have a History of Fraud
Records reveal that fraud and abuse in small-business health plans have left employers and employees with hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid medical bills.
McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism
Senator John McCain, the irrepressible Arizona Republican, has long felt free to speak his mind. But since his cancer diagnosis, he has been a vocal defender of national ideals.

NBC News Politics

Trump to Allow Classified 'JFK Files' to Be Released
Author: Kelly O'Donnell and Saphora Smith and Associated Press
Trump tweeted Saturday that he plans to allow the release of classified files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

AP News Headlines

Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination....
Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety....
Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran....
5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

The Stump

A great Thorns win in a not-great venue: Letter to the editor
As a Portland Thorns fan, I have attended several of their games and watch a couple on TV. The fan support in Portland is amazing: cheering fans, near full houses, etc. But watching the championship game in Orlando, one would... Letters to the editor
Our 20 year battle to save the Madrone Wall: Guest opinion
Today marks the opening of the first new public park in Clackamas County in well over a decade. Guest Columnist

Oregon Local News

Oregon's chronic absenteeism problem grows worse, imperiling students' futures
Oregon's chronic absenteeism rate, found to be one of the worst in the nation, got even worse last school year, new state figures show. More than 108,000 students missed so much school it put them at risk of failing to learn to read well and made them unlikely to earn a diploma. Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive