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Politics Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term
Jeff Merkley, who was chosen by the Democratic Party establishment over a liberal activist in his first run for U.S. Senate, makes an unlikely hero for the party's left wing.
Politics GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race
Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year. Now that voters are paying closer attention, the Oregon Republican is fighting to keep her campaign afloat.
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Portland State University and KATU-TV are bringing you Oregon’s Great Pot Debate on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Politics Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon
In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn't lead to an increase in their food costs.
Politics Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor
Three minor party candidates for governor got a chance to make their case as they shared the stage with Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson for a debate in Eugene.
Politics Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call
A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU showed that Oregonians back legalizing recreational marijuana, with 44 percent of likely voters supporting it and 40 percent opposed. But the razor-thin margin and wide disparity of support among demographics means turnout could end up deciding whether it passes.
Politics Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured
A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.
Politics Wehby blames former staff for copied policies Wehby blames former staff for copied policies
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.