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Politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics
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.
Politics 5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections 5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections
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.
Politics Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
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.
Politics Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates
For the third time this year, economists revised their revenue forecast upward, leaving it just $27 million shy of the kicker threshold.