Measure 105 a referendum on Oregon’s sanctuary status

Deschutes County’s DA and sheriff differ on controversial measure

Measure 105 is part of a national wave of pro-border proposals emanating from the political … Read more

League to host forum on Oregon ballot measures

The League of Women Voters will host a forum Sunday on Oregon’s five statewide ballot … Read more

U.S. Rep. Walden faces toughest test vs. McLeod-Skinner

Democrat hopes to pierce Oregon GOP stronghold

Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner has traveled more than 40,000 miles across Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District and … Read more

Measure 106 would restrict insurance funding for abortions

Oregon measure would bar use of public funds — such as Oregon Health Plan — for abortion

A year after Oregon lawmakers passed a groundbreaking measure requiring all insurance companies in the … Read more

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Supreme Court allows states to purge inactive voters, but process takes 10 years in Oregon

SALEM — Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 … Read more

Candidates’ troubles cloud House race in Bend

Democrats dropped support from Boddie, then La Bell; Helt is GOP’s hope

The race for House District 54 could result in a missed opportunity for Democrats. When … Read more

Bend council race includes jailed candidate, incumbent and a newcomer

Boozell, Campbell and McCormick are running for a single council seat

A three-way race for a single seat on the Bend City Council includes a candidate … Read more

Measure 104 would require super-majority vote to raise fees

Oregon voters are being asked to decide if lawmakers should be required to have a … Read more

Bend council seat draws candidates with diverse backgrounds

A college administrator, an environmental steward and a musician seek election

Bend’s next city Councilor will be a community college administrator, an environmental steward or a … Read more

Jefferson County to vote on jail levy

Crook County’s new jail means Jefferson County needs funds to run its facility

In Prineville, across the street from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, an $18.5 million jail … Read more

Mayor, council elections get competitive in Redmond

Redmond has competitive races for mayor and three city council positions on the Nov. 6 … Read more

Measure 102 would allow bonds to fund privately-built affordable housing

Ballot measure has broad support in state

This year’s election has many highly contested races and hot-button measures, but most lawmakers on … Read more

Crooked River Ranch measure would increase fire levy

The increase would ease rising costs of serving rural community

With a population of 5,000 and no dedicated police force to patrol Crooked River Ranch, … Read more

Walden, McLeod-Skinner debate issues facing Congress

Roberts a last-minute no show due to illness before televised debate

Two candidates seeking to represent the largest chunk of Oregon in Congress faced off Friday … Read more

Measure 103 would ban all types of taxes on grocery sales

Grocery industry hopes to prevent repeat of Measure 97

Supermarkets are tired of fighting Oregon ballot measures to tax their businesses, so they have … Read more

Governor’s race fundraising blows past record

Brown, Buehler neck-and-neck in spending

SALEM — New campaign finance statements this week offer the most accurate financial snapshots to … Read more

Candidates for governor spar in first face-to-face meeting

No knock-out blows in usually civil exchange answering youths’ questions

After months of sniping at each other from a distance with often vitriolic television and … 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

Bend council candidates debate housing, growth, sewer

Four Bend City Council candidates sparred over growth, transportation and housing at a debate Monday. … Read more

Culver to vote on maintaining pot ban

Measure would extend ordinance banning recreational, medical marijuana

Sisters isn’t the only Central Oregon city letting voters decide how it regulates cannabis in … Read more

DeBone, Lowes discuss marijuana rules, zoning, 24-hour crisis facility

Incumbent DeBone faces challenger Lowes for Deschutes County Commission spot

Two-term Republican incumbent Tony DeBone and political newcomer Amy Lowes, a former hospice nurse who … Read more

Shadow of Trump playing role in Oregon governor’s race

Buehler has chastised the president, but critics say it’s not enough

The race for Oregon governor has an unexpected player: President Donald Trump. While the president … Read more

Appointed rep faces challenger in House District 59 race

Candidates have experience assisting rural communities, plan on bringing Central Oregon’s voice to Salem

State Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, was appointed to the 59th House District seat in … Read more

Redmond’s $70 million school bond would rebuild school, beef up security

Bond supported by entire Redmond City Council, Sheriff Nelson and many other officials

After months of discussion, Redmond voters will soon get to vote on a $70 million … Read more

Sisters residents to vote on allowing marijuana sales

Measures would allow and tax recreational, medical sales

Two measures that will shape the future of the cannabis industry in Sisters will appear … Read more

Bend TV station will host congressional debate

Public questions can be submitted, but no studio audience allowed

Three candidates for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District will participate in an in-studio debate hosted by … Read more

Governor’s race is most expensive in Oregon history

Brown and Buehler have raised over $18 million.

SALEM — The 2018 race for governor is the most expensive in Oregon history, and … Read more

Prineville museum seeks levy renewal

Levy helps fund maintenance, staff and new pieces for museum

The Bowman Museum in Prineville is asking residents to vote Nov. 6 in support of … Read more

La Pine park district levy heading to the ballot

Levy would increase property tax rate, fund facility maintenance

Deschutes County voters will have the option to support a local levy that would increase … Read more

Party or place? Voters in 53rd House District must choose

Winner will succeed longtime Rep. Gene Whisnant, R-Sunriver

SALEM — The 53rd House District has long been represented by Rep. Gene Whisnant, R-Sunriver, … Read more

U.S. House candidates clash on debate details

Walden accepts KTVZ offer to appear Oct. 5. McLeod-Skinner says it’s not enough

Months after agreeing to debate his opponent in the race for the House seat representing … Read more

McLane, Rippberger face off for House District 55 seat

McLane focuses on budget, jobs, education; Rippberger brings an education background

Oregon House Minority Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, is seeking his fifth two-year term representing … Read more

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