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Politics Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock
Repeatedly thwarted by Republicans and a conservative Democrat in the Senate, environmentalists, gun control activists and others on the left hope this year's legislative elections will finally give them their ticket to success in the Legislature.
Politics 13 Washington candidates seek open House seat
A rare open U.S. House seat in central Washington has exposed deep divisions within the GOP, with Main Street Republicans pitted against archconservative candidates in the run-up to the Aug. 5 primary.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Analyzing Oregon governor's debate 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Analyzing Oregon governor's debate (Video)
Former state representative and Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith and Lewis and Clark Law School professor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Huffman join KATU’s Brian Wood Sunday, July 20 in analyzing the gubernatorial debate Friday between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson.
Politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics
A conservative super PAC with ties to the Koch brothers is buying into Oregon's Senate race. Gov. John Kitzhaber picked up some surprising donations. And a national Republican group is targeting Oregon's Legislature. Here's a look at some of the more interesting news in Oregon politics this week, and it's all about the money.
Politics Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point squared off Friday, July 18, 2014 in Oregon first gubernatorial debate. The debate was sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
Politics GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record
Republican leaders in Oregon have abandoned a legislative candidate after learning he served eight months in a Michigan jail on accusations he assaulted his mother's boyfriend and then punched her in the mouth when she tried to intervene.
Politics US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon
A stalemate in Congress over transportation funding threatens to delay highway projects slated to begin next year, Oregon Department of Transportation officials said this week.