Local Politics

Politics Deadline passes for Oregon ballot measures Deadline passes for Oregon ballot measures
The deadline for advocates to get their issues before Oregon voters this November came and went Thursday with no new additions to a lineup of ballot questions that will likely include the topics of illegal immigration, marijuana legalization and genetically modified food.
Politics Activists submit signatures for Oregon GMO measure Activists submit signatures for Oregon GMO measure
Proponents of a ballot measure to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon say they're turning in more than 155,000 signatures — far more than required to qualify the measure for a statewide vote in November.
Politics Washington wants exemption from No Child Left Behind Washington wants exemption from No Child Left Behind
Washington's top education official is making another attempt to get the state exempted from requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, his office announced Monday.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Mayor Hales on street fees 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Mayor Hales on street fees (Video)
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales joins host Steve Dunn Sunday, June 29, 2014 to discuss the controversial proposals for street fees to maintain local streets. Thousands of citizens have voiced their concerns over the last few months about the proposals put forward by the mayor and Commissioner Steve Novick.
Politics Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot
Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.