‘What ifs’ haunt GOP’s 53rd House District race

Numerous factors could have swung historically close two-vote margin

There’s an old saying in politics that “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” … Read more

Two-vote win has GOP race headed for a recount

Zika beats Schimmoller by two votes in 53rd House District

SALEM — The Republican primary for the 53rd House District is headed for a recount. … Read more

Capitol roundup: Campaign spending, the finale of a close election

Oregon state politics in the spotlight

SALEM — Big spending and a finale to the closest race from the May 15 … Read more

Forecast: ‘Kicker’ may be on its way

Strong revenue flows mean rebates are likely

SALEM — It’s still very early, but federal tax cuts and Oregon’s revised tax code … Read more

Legislature passes business tax break

Republicans slam plan by Gov. Brown as “political theater” but support the bill

SALEM — The Legislature met in a rare one-day special session on Monday to pass … Read more

Oregon Governor’s race takes off

Buehler win in GOP primary sets campaigns in motion for November

SALEM — The election returns weren’t more than 40 minutes old, and the Democrats had … Read more

Three Bend councilors endorse school board member over fellow councilor

Bend-La Pine School Board member Cheri Helt and Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie had pain-free … Read more

Campaign: Loud debate, big dollars, low turnout mark climax of primary

State Democrats to rally in Bend to launch general election races

SALEM — With the primary coming into its final Friday before the end of voting … Read more

Brown officially calls special session of Legislature

Lawmakers to meet May 21 to deal with tax issue

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown signed the paperwork to officially call a special session of … Read more

Primary races coming down to the wire

General election candidates will be decided May 15

SALEM — With one week to go until the Oregon primary, politics is dominating political … Read more

Brown and Buehler on record fundraising path

She’s raised more, he’s spent more as primary looms

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown has more than twice the amount of money to spend … Read more

Gov. Brown calls special session for small business tax cut

GOP legislator dismisses May 21 session as “political theater”

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown has called a special one-day session of the Legislature for … Read more

Capitol roundup: Home stretch for primary election

Election races heat up as winter thaws

SALEM — The cherry blossoms on the grounds of the Capitol are blooming, signaling the … Read more

Initiatives dominate Oregon campaign dollars

Only one of 70 biggest contributions went to a candidate

When Phil Knight contributed $500,000 last summer to Knute Buehler’s campaign for governor, it made … Read more

Democrats in uphill fight for 53rd House District

Two vie to be underdog in November election

Democrats are fond of talking about a “blue wave” of voter discontent in 2018 against … Read more

Governor will sign tax ‘disconnect’ with D.C.

Move will save $250 million, Brown says. GOP calls it a tax hike

Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she will sign legislation to disconnect the state and federal … Read more

Merkley talks gun reform, public lands in Sisters town hall

Senator downplays presidential talk, says he’s focused on midterms

SISTERS — Speaking to a crowd of about 200 Central Oregonians in the Sisters High … Read more

2018 initiatives could include votes on guns, abortion, taxes

Initiatives are Oregon’s signature invention

SALEM — When backers of restrictions on assault weapons announced an initiative drive for the … Read more

Capitol roundup: Kitzhaber agrees to $20,000 ethics fine

Merkley looking at White House run? Richardson used controversial data firm

SALEM — A settlement agreement in the long-running scandal that brought down former Gov. John … Read more

The Oregonian places lien on home of Kitzhaber fiancée

Attempt to collect against Cylvia Hayes comes as she is set to appear at TEDxBend

The state’s largest newspaper has placed a six-figure lien against the Bend home of Cylvia … Read more

Wyden in Bend: ‘I believe things are starting to change’ on gun control

Senator hosts several hundred constituents at town hall meeting

The political climate around gun violence is starting to change, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., … Read more

Lineups are set for May primary election

Boddie and Helt will face-off in key state House race

SALEM — The candidates for Bend’s state House seat will run unopposed in their primaries, … Read more

GOP conclave in Salem eyes 2018 election

Dorchester Conference is America’s oldest annual political meeting

SALEM — Republicans descended into the state capital this weekend for the 54th annual Dorchester … Read more

OSU-Cascades funding OK’d by key panel

The $39 million for new academic building is almost assured

SALEM — A key committee in the Legislature approved $39 million in bonds for the … Read more

Legislature prepares for extra-short ‘short session’

OSU-Cascades funding on agenda before expected Saturday adjournment

SALEM — The Legislature’s “short session” is going to be extra short this year. In … Read more

Capitol News: Election hacking fears among day’s highlights

Plus bridge ban bill, another U.S. Rep. candidate, GOP conclave

SALEM — With the end of the 2018 legislative session peeking over the horizon, politics … Read more

‘Terroristic’ threat would be a felony under legislative action

Knopp asks for change in state law following Florida massacre

SALEM — Threatening to commit a terroristic act would be a felony under new legislative … Read more

OSU-Cascades asks lawmakers to back $39M for campus

University presidents ask for funds for all educational construction requests

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades supporters came to the Capitol on Friday to make a … Read more

Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

Helt registers, Kruse questions, and cap-and-invest also on Capitol agendas

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of … Read more

Legislative session hits half-way point

Guns and greenhouse gas cap face decisive moments on Thursday

SALEM — Thursday is the half-time, the mid-point, the “hump day,” of the 2018 session … Read more

Capitol report: Big bucks and bandwidth

Helt closes money gap, disabled rights, Wi-Fi woes, and a 12th governor candidate

SALEM — Even a dusting of snow this week isn’t enough to cool off the … Read more

Oregon fiscal forecast: Sunny, with clouds

State says federal tax cut impact won’t be known until fall 2019

SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving … Read more

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