Politics Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies
Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

Local Politics

Politics Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock
Repeatedly thwarted by Republicans and a conservative Democrat in the Senate, environmentalists, gun control activists and others on the left hope this year's legislative elections will finally give them their ticket to success in the Legislature.
Politics 13 Washington candidates seek open House seat
A rare open U.S. House seat in central Washington has exposed deep divisions within the GOP, with Main Street Republicans pitted against archconservative candidates in the run-up to the Aug. 5 primary.
Politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics
A conservative super PAC with ties to the Koch brothers is buying into Oregon's Senate race. Gov. John Kitzhaber picked up some surprising donations. And a national Republican group is targeting Oregon's Legislature. Here's a look at some of the more interesting news in Oregon politics this week, and it's all about the money.

National Politics

Politics Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries
More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.
Politics Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys
President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his "My Brother's Keeper" program.
Politics Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.
Politics Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16
At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds tell them that Hillary Rodham Clinton could help them hang onto the White House.


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