Local Politics

Politics Exclusive poll: Little change in key Oregon races, measures Exclusive poll: Little change in key Oregon races, measures
Voter sentiment in Oregon about who will be the next governor, represent the state in Washington, D.C. as its junior senator and whether to legalize recreational use of marijuana has largely remained unchanged over the last two months, according to a KATU/SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.
Politics Oregon bans medical pot for day care providers Oregon bans medical pot for day care providers (Video)
That decision on Wednesday by a state board was prompted by revelations that the owners of at least five home-based day care centers had medical marijuana cards and were allowed to use the drug on the premises.
Politics Maverick Washington state senator in tight race Maverick Washington state senator in tight race
Early primary results Tuesday night showed a tight re-election race for a Democratic state senator who broke from his party to join Republicans in a coalition that has controlled the legislative chamber.
Politics "Your Voice, Your Vote:" Oregon's GMO labeling debate "Your Voice, Your Vote:" Oregon's GMO labeling debate (Video)
This November you'll get a chance to vote on an initiative that will require labeling on all foods containing GMOs. It's called Ballot Measure 92, and it promises to be one of the most contentious and costly campaigns in Oregon's upcoming election.
Politics Washington state voters weigh in on primary Washington state voters weigh in on primary
Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.
Politics Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review
Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
Politics Your Voice, Your Vote: Should Oregon change its primary system? Your Voice, Your Vote: Should Oregon change its primary system? (Video)
A ballot measure this fall could dramatically change the way Oregon's primary system works.

Jim Kelly is the chief petitioner for an Oregon open-primary initative, and Reid College profesor Paul Gronke is beyond the initative as well.

Scott Moore and Dan Meek provide the opposition.
Politics Class size initiative makes Washington ballot Class size initiative makes Washington ballot
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.