Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?
Andrea Miller from an immigrant rights group called CAUSA and the Safe Roads Campaign, and Cynthia Kendoll, the authorized agent for the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses campaign joins host Brian Wood Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 to discuss the issue.
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 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.
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.
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.
For the third time this year, economists revised their revenue forecast upward, leaving it just $27 million shy of the kicker threshold.
The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot in November.
Gov. John Kitzhaber is appointing his predecessor, Ted Kulongoski, to the newly created board of trustees for Western Oregon University.
A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, alleges fraud, false claims and breach of contract, and evokes the Oregon Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act.