FILE -In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in lending for two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is expected to announce the deal at a speech in Washington on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant being built by Southern Co. and several partners about 30 miles southeast of Augusta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US to OK $6.5B for Georgia nuke plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first nuclear power plant built…

Cruise worker accused of raping passenger

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a cruise ship worker is accused of raping a passenger aboard a Holland America Line vessel and …

Oregon voters drop their ballots in an official drop box in downtown Portland (KOIN 6 News, file)

Oregon looks into online voting

Two state senators are sponsoring a bill to require Oregon’s secretary of state to look into the feasibility of online voting.

Parking meters along a street in Salem (KOIN 6 News, file)

In Salem, free parking comes at a cost

After some downtown businesses petitioned the Salem City Council to eliminate the two-hour parking limit, the plan has worked well for some …

(L-R) Ashley Marie Adams, Christopher Aaron Tonientino and Whitney Lee Engstrom, Feb. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Accused Gresham kidnappers in court

Three people accused of holding a developmentally disabled man against his will for two days at a Gresham apartment appeared in court Tuesda…