Guns

Background check debate hits Wash. state

A group called the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is working to get enough signatures to get a background-check measure on the N…

Prison guards count the inmates in a Santiam unit. There is one guard for each of the four units. (April 2013, KOIN 6 News)

Paying for Oregon’s prisons

The state estimates Oregon's inmate population will grow by about 2,000 inmates over the next 10 years at a cost of $600 million.