Oregon Republicans debate their future

GOP debate: Hew to center or swing right

Election night 2018 was pretty much a disaster for the Oregon Republican Party. Now, the … Read more

Capitol Roundup: Dems, GOP set leadership line-ups for 2019

Also, Walden remains on key panel and Deschutes County is, no surprise, growing rapidly

SALEM — Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate are preparing their teams for … Read more

Higher education budget plan has no guaranteed building funds for OSU-Cascades

Gov. Brown’s proposal does allocate $8 million for COCC project

SALEM — Amid a spartan proposed budget for higher education, Gov. Kate Brown has allocated … Read more

Carbon cap could face ballot challenge

Brown calls for consensus approach

SALEM — Election Day sent a mixed message to Oregon environmentalists. Democrat Kate Brown was … Read more

Capitol Roundup: Hike in beer tax fizzles; Buehler clobbered in Multnomah

Meanwhile, GOP leadership position up for grabs

With the election over, state political leaders are looking ahead to the 2019 session of … Read more

Big kicker likely coming — in 2020

State tax revenues on track to trip rebate

SALEM — A flood of state income tax revenue has the state economist forecasting that … Read more

Mike McLane stepping down as Oregon House GOP leader

Lawmaker says he plans to continue serving House District 55

SALEM — Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, will not seek another stint as leader of … Read more

Capitol roundup: Final tally in governor’s race was $39.9 million

Governor’s race money, future of losing candidates in the news

SALEM — The election is over, but the financial tallying goes on, as does the … Read more

Oregon economy continues rise — with question marks ahead

Median household income matches U.S. for first time since 1979

SALEM — Oregon’s economy is humming along in fine shape, but there are some likely … Read more

Is Deschutes County shedding its “red” label in elections?

Voting patterns becoming closer to western part of state than east

SALEM — Deschutes County voted a lot more like the Willamette Valley on Tuesday than … Read more

Oregon Democrats have the numbers for 2019 agenda

Governorship, legislative ‘supermajorities’ could lead to swift action

SALEM — With sweeping wins in races for governor and the Legislature, Oregon Democrats see … Read more

Buehler victory would upend political math in Salem

Vetoes, appointments and reapportionment would be on the table.

For most of the past two years, Oregon Democrats have focused on trying to build … Read more

Roundup: Crunching the political numbers

Voter turnout, polls, campaign finance and no second chances in the news

SALEM — The important political numbers — the final general election vote tallies — won’t … Read more

The personal and political journey of Kate Brown

From Republican family to Democratic governor

EUGENE — Gov. Kate Brown is on the ballot Tuesday, running for a full term … Read more

Oregon-style voting could enhance election security

Advocates say U.S. should follow Oregon’s example

SALEM — On the face of it, Oregon’s voting system is decidedly low-tech in a … Read more

Oregon political candidates head toward finish line

Door-to-door, face-to-face campaigning highlight final days

Jack Zika was slightly out of breath when he answered the phone on Friday. He … Read more

Independent candidate for Oregon governor fights to be heard

Patrick Starnes sees himself as more than a spoiler in the race

EUGENE — Patrick Starnes just wants to get a word in edgewise. The Independent Party’s … Read more

Capitol roundup: Buehler tops Brown in fundraising

Also: Knight money, Helt campaign dollars and a voter tip

SALEM — Most voters have already received their ballots and some have already dropped them … Read more

Democrats would need big upset to unseat Bentz

30th Senate District is the largest in the state and heavily GOP-leaning

The sprawling Senate District 30 is the largest in the Legislature. It runs up from … Read more

Money tells story of troubled 54th House race

Helt gains big contributions while opponents spend on lawyers

SALEM — With one month to go until Election Day, new campaign finance reports tell … Read more

Shuttered nonprofit has no funds as ex-volunteers say they will go to authorities

The Rebecca Foundation leader Amanda La Bell, a House candidate, accused of holding onto contributions

The nationwide diaper bank run by troubled state House candidate Amanda La Bell is out … Read more

La Bell hit with legal challenges on two fronts

The Rebecca Foundation, false college claim are focus of state Justice Department

The candidate who dropped out of a race to represent Bend in the Oregon Legislature … Read more

Bend-area House candidates talk carbon taxes, OSU-Cascades

Kiely, Zika and Helt engage in wide-ranging debate

Candidates running for two Bend-area state House seats squared off on carbon taxes, zoning and … Read more

Republicans seek investigation into Bend candidate’s voter guide lie

Amanda La Bell fights to keep campaign afloat as endorsements vanish

SALEM — Amanda La Bell’s campaign for the 54th House District teetered on the brink … Read more

Bend statehouse candidate made false claim in voter guide

Amanda La Bell, running for 54th House District, claimed degree she did not earn

SALEM — Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate for the 54th House District … Read more

Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler and his political battles

From surgeon to state lawmaker to candidate for Oregon governor

The Westlund baseball is an odd political trophy that floats around the State Capitol. It’s … Read more

Buehler cushioned by $1.5 million in Knight cash

Political news: Debate over Walden debate, jobs in forest and court, audit

SALEM — Knute Buehler’s campaign for governor received a $1 million boost, courtesy of Nike … Read more

Capitol roundup: Brown says no plans for property tax changes

Deadlines, debates, congressional travel and fires also in the news over past week

SALEM — Though the Oregon House and Senate chambers remain dark until January, there’s plenty … Read more

Gov. candidate Knute Buehler, from Roseburg to Rhodes scholar

GOP candidate for governor recalled as reserved but relentlessly inquisitive

Just northeast of Roseburg is Colliding Rivers Park, where the Little River flowing north slams … Read more

Democrat drives 35K miles seeking congressional upset in Eastern Oregon

Jamie McLeod-Skinner drives 35K miles in campaign to unseat Rep. Greg Walden

REDMOND — One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in … Read more

Capitol roundup: Two months to election

No more debate, lots of new money and a cross-nomination in the news

SALEM — September is here and, suddenly, election deadlines are starting to loom. Voter pamphlets … Read more

Oregon Democrats hope to salvage state House seat with third-party candidate

Democrat Amanda La Bell is running on the Working Families Party ticket

With Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie refusing to give up his run for the state … Read more

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