Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to women, and Republican Dennis Richardson grabbed some big checks from the timber industry. After backing the Republican last time, the firefighters union is throwing its support to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. And Republicans came out against most Oregon ballot measures.
By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming election.
A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.
On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta, Salem Statesman Journal political reporter Anna Staver, Associated Press political reporter Jonathan J. Cooper, and Jim Moore, director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation join host Steve Dunn to discuss the likelihood of Measure 91, Oregon’s marijuana legalization measure, of passing.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick joins Steve Dunn on “Your Voice, Your Vote” Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to discuss street fees to help pay for sales tax and highway tolls to pay for roads.
Voter sentiment in Oregon about who will be the next governor, represent the state in Washington, D.C. as its junior senator and whether to legalize recreational use of marijuana has largely remained unchanged over the last two months, according to a KATU/SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.
A campaign seeking universal background checks on gun sales has now raised more than $7 million after a $1 million donation from a group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.
A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage.
Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his fundraising in recent weeks.
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."
They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.