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

Capitol roundup: Political talk, talk, talk on tap

Polls, pols, ponies and popularity top election news

SALEM — Crystal balls, politicians on ponies on parade and a lot of electoral jawboning … Read more

Bend Mayor Roats not running for re-election to council

Bend Mayor Casey Roats announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to the Bend … Read more

Brown and Buehler agree on abortion, housing ballot measures

Candidates for governor will vote differently on immigration, taxes and legislative voting changes

SALEM — When it comes to November’s ballot measures, the top two candidates in the … Read more

PERS: Questions for the outgoing chair of Oregon’s public pension system

John Thomas, a Eugene financial consultant who has chaired the board of the Oregon Public … Read more

Short slate of hot-button issues on Nov. ballot

Abortion and taxes among five measures

SALEM — Abortion, immigration, taxes and housing are the hot-button issues that will go before … Read more

Capitol roundup: Buehler “in” Bend, Merkley in S.C.

Highlights of political news from Salem to D.C.

SALEM — Knute Buehler officially lives in Bend, but he’s trailing Kate Brown in fundraising … Read more

Deschutes commission campaign manager has had legal problems

Unfazed, Amy Lowes says her campaign manager brings experience

The campaign manager for Deschutes County Commission candidate Amy Lowes has at least one criminal … Read more

Redmond company once identified with GOP makes big contribution to Kate Brown

With new leader, Advantage gives $50,000 to Democrat incumbent

SALEM — A Redmond company once closely identified with the Republican Party appears to have … Read more

Recess returns Walden to campaign trail

GOP Congressman attends parade, will host fundraiser

With Congress in its traditional August recess, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, has returned to … Read more

Buehler backs repeal of sanctuary state law

At odds with Brown over handling immigration enforcement by feds

SALEM — Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, the Republican candidate for governor, said Thursday that he … Read more

Capitol Roundup: House race sees big money difference

Odds and ends poke out from Oregon’s summer political doldrums

SALEM — One candidate soars while another stalls in fundraising and spending for a key … Read more

Boddie skips Council meeting as colleagues discuss censure rules

Councilor remains silent amid scandal

An empty seat in the center of the Bend City Council dais Wednesday highlighted Nathan … Read more

Buehler lays out health care plan in Bend

Proposal seeks to stabilize Medicaid funding, expand services

Rep. Knute Buehler, the Republican nominee for governor, outlined a six-point health care plan Wednesday … Read more

Bend council rules won’t allow censure of Boddie

Rules apply to council actions

Bend City Council rules prevent city councilors from officially reprimanding a colleague who’s been accused … Read more

Republicans see hope for keeping Bend House seat

Money, support going to GOP candidate in the wake of allegations against Boddie

Republicans say they’re encouraged by money and support that’s been flowing to state House hopeful … Read more

Gov. Kate Brown joins call for Boddie to drop out

Mayor Pro Tem Sally Russell and District Attorney John Hummel cite character attacks

Pressure is mounting on Nathan Boddie to drop out of his state House race and … Read more

Boddie claims groping accuser had substance abuse problems

Environmental activist says Democratic candidate groped her at bar

The Deschutes County Democratic Party can’t bump state House candidate Nathan Boddie from the ballot … Read more

Deschutes Democrats to consider replacing Boddie

Bend woman says Boddie — a doctor and Bend City Councilor — put his hand in her pants

The Deschutes County Democratic Party plans to discuss replacing Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie as … Read more

Oregon Republicans seek to stop Salem supermajorities

Bend is key to blocking Democratic dominance in Legislature

SALEM — Even before House Democrats pulled their support for Nathan Boddie, the Bend city … Read more

Boddie still doesn’t know details of allegations against him

House Democrats wanted this seat, but not if they had to compromise their values

State House candidate Nathan Boddie says he doesn’t know details of the allegations that caused … Read more

Group pulling support for Boddie cites sexist behavior, homophobic slur

But Deschutes County Democrats rally behind state House hopeful

One liberal group that plans to pull its endorsement from Bend City Councilor and state … Read more

Capitol report: Money coming in to governor candidate coffers

Campaign fundraising, backing the other guy and taxes in the news

Money and its impact on politics are at the top of the week’s political roundup. … Read more

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