Local Politics

Politics Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon
In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn't lead to an increase in their food costs.
Politics Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor
Three minor party candidates for governor got a chance to make their case as they shared the stage with Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson for a debate in Eugene.
Politics Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call
A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU showed that Oregonians back legalizing recreational marijuana, with 44 percent of likely voters supporting it and 40 percent opposed. But the razor-thin margin and wide disparity of support among demographics means turnout could end up deciding whether it passes.
Politics Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured
A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.
Politics Wehby blames former staff for copied policies Wehby blames former staff for copied policies
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.
Politics Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name
A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
Politics Wealth gap report paints grim picture for Oregon Wealth gap report paints grim picture for Oregon
A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov. John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code.