Local Politics

Politics Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
Turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Minnesota and Oregon. During each election over the past 10 years, these states have often been among the top performers.
Politics Oregon food label measure headed for recount Oregon food label measure headed for recount
Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.
Politics First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state (Video)
The state of Oregon on Friday won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website after a judge rejected Oracle's effort to try the case exclusively in federal court.
Politics Long-time legislator leaving Oregon House Long-time legislator leaving Oregon House
On Saturday evening in Pendleton, Bob Jenson gazed out into the sea of friendly faces at his retirement party and recalled his years as a politician.
Politics Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime (Video)
For over a year, “Transitions,” was artist Michael Boonstra’s life. He was commissioned to create the publicly funded artwork during the construction of the Wapato Jail. Shortly after the completion of his piece, Boonstra learned there wasn’t enough money to open the jail.
Politics Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama
The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy.