KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter

Straight Talk with Laural Porter

With Election Day looming, candidates for Orego...
"Straight Talk" host Laurel Porter moderated the debate, and now she explores some of the key takeaways as we quickly approach Election Day.
24 min
The competitive race for Oregon's newly created...
24 min
Candidates in Oregon's 5th Congressional distri...
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer says voters are clamoring for political change while Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner says she can bring people together for solutions.
24 min
Charter reform advocates and opponents make the...
Supporters and an opponent joined Straight Talk to discuss the November ballot measure that could radically reshape Portland's city government.
24 min
Oregon hospitals in crisis
A 'perfect storm' of staff shortages, financial struggles and inability to discharge patients have created what hospital officials call an 'existential crisis.'
24 min
Portland on track to open the remaining Safe Re...
City Commissioner Dan Ryan said staff are starting to see results, with 23 people transitioning from existing villages to permanent housing in the past 3 months.
24 min
After years of fighting to bring down prescript...
It's an especially sweet victory for Oregon's senior Senator, who is widely seen as the architect of the measure that will allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
24 min
Merkley lauds Inflation Reduction Act for tax e...
The sweeping $750 billion bill passed the Senate Sunday after a marathon amendment process and passed the House Friday.
24 min
Clackamas County clerk who oversaw primary ball...
In her first run for office, Sherry Hall's opponent, Catherine McMullen, said she wants to restore trust and accuracy in the county's elections process.
24 min
Leading candidates for Washington's 3rd Distric...
Incumbent Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is facing challengers from the left and right in what may be her toughest primary since first winning office in 2010.
49 min
'A Donation Conversation' documentary highlight...
Donate Life Northwest executive director Jackie Wirz joins Aimee Adelmann, executive producer of the new documentary 'A Donation Conversation,' to discuss the importance of organ donation.
24 min
Oregon abortion care advocates discuss impact o...
24 min
Oregon prepares to welcome the world for the Wo...
Travel Oregon estimates direct spending by athletes, teams and fans could range from $50 million to $200 million.
24 min
Vancouver Senator advocates for electronic moni...
State Sen. Lynda Wilson discusses how to get more jurisdictions to use the tools provided by the Tiffany Hill Act.
24 min
Oregon advocates offer support for transgender ...
24 min
Gun rights advocate and Oregon candidate for go...
Johnson discusses why she's running for governor as an unaffiliated candidate and her position on issues important to Oregonians, including gun safety measures.
24 min
Beaverton mayor Lacey Beaty calls for gun contr...
Beaty, a combat veteran, said following the mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school, she believes it's time for the nation to pass what she called "reasonable gun control measures."
24 min
Political analysts predict Oregon governor’s ra...
KGW political analyst Len Bergstein and Republican strategist Rebecca Tweed discuss their takeaways on the election results and their thoughts about the general election in November.
24 min
Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan and leading...
In their pitch to Portland voters, Ryan pointed to his experience and said now is not the time to elect a newcomer to politics, while McCreary said Portland needs change and new leaders.
24 min
Four Republican candidates face off in Oregon g...
Bridget Barton, Jessica Gomez, Bud Pierce and Stan Pulliam answered questions on the issues of homelessness, crime, education and more.
24 min
Leading Democratic candidates for Oregon govern...
This episode of "Straight Talk" includes excerpts from Tina Kotek and Tobias Read as they debated how to tackle homelessness and gun violence, what they would do for rural Oregon, and how they would have handled the pandemic.
24 min
Ann Curry reflects on her career, restoring tru...
50 min
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan takes ai...
The Oregon Secretary of State's office is on the offensive in an effort to reassure Oregonians they can feel confident in the safety and security of Oregon elections and to clear up any confusion voters may have about the process.
24 min
Lawmakers call a $1.25 billion investment in Or...
24 min
Oregon House Republican leaders give 2022 short...
24 min