No criminal charges against La Bell on election allegation

But 2018 House candidate could still face civil action by secretary of state

Former House candidate Amanda La Bell will not face criminal charges for submitting a false … Read more

May elections set in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson counties

Seats on school boards, park boards and in fire districts will be contested

Central Oregon residents will see contested races for school boards, park boards and fire districts … Read more

Helt and Zika sometimes split in Legislature

New House members look at first month of 2019 session

SALEM — She’s banged the big wooden gavel while filling in as substitute House speaker. … Read more

2018 election results show Bend is getting bluer

Precinct results give insight into voting trends for Bend, Deschutes County

Bend is getting bluer, while Democrats are narrowing the gap with Republicans in other populated … Read more

Crooked River Ranch voters sink Redmond school bond

The bond barely passed in Deschutes County portions of district

The Redmond School District’s $70 million bond measure is likely to fail despite its narrow … Read more

DeBone, Adair eke out Deschutes County victories

A surge of votes counted early Wednesday morning pushed Republicans Tony DeBone and Patti Adair … Read more

Oregon voters reject most measures

PORTLAND — Oregon voters weren’t afraid to say no this election as they weighed in … Read more

Russell declares victory in Bend mayoral race

Sally Russell has declared victory over Bill Moseley and appears poised to become Bend’s first … Read more

Campbell, Goodman-Campbell winning in Bend City Council race

Incumbent city Councilor Barb Campbell and environmental steward Gena Goodman-Campbell appear likely to win Bend … Read more

Redmond schools bond too close to call

Initial returns show $70 million bond being narrowly defeated

Redmond School District’s $70 million bond was too close to call Tuesday night, with early … Read more

La Pine voters appear to reject park and recreation levy

Levy would have generated nearly $1M for district

A levy that would have generated nearly $1 million for the La Pine Park & … Read more

Sisters voters push back on recreational pot dispensaries

But Sisters voters are also supporting a tax on sales of recreational pot

A measure that would have brought medical and recreational marijuana to Sisters was shot down … Read more

Culver pot vote too close to call

Culver voters were split on a measure that would extend the city’s ban on medical … Read more

Redmond mayor leads race while wife appears to win council seat

Council incumbents Bullock and Patrick eye victory as well

Redmond Mayor George Endicott appears to have won his seat against former mayor and city … Read more

Prineville’s Bowman Museum levy passes by a wide margin

Levy is expected to raise about $139,000 next year

A levy to continue funding maintenance, staff time and new historical pieces for the Bowman … Read more

Republican Bonham wins in House District 59 race

Bonham was appointed in January to represent the district

Republican Rep. Daniel Bonham will keep his seat in Oregon’s 59th House District after early … Read more

Republican Zika wins in House District 53 race

Race against Democrat Kiely close in early returns

Republican Jack Zika won a comfortable victory over Democrat Eileen Kiely in the race for … Read more

Cook, Adair mere votes apart in Deschutes commission race

DeBone holds slight lead in race against Lowes

At least one Deschutes County Commission race could be headed for a recount. Democrat James … Read more

Republican Helt wins in House District 54 race

Despite troubled campaigns, Boddie, La Bell draw votes

Republican Cheri Helt on Tuesday won the fractured race for House District 54, which includes … Read more

McLane wins race for House District 55

Initial returns in Tuesday’s general election show Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, beating Democratic challenger … Read more

Brown wins race for Oregon governor

Incumbent Democrat defeats Bend’s Knute Buehler

Gov. Kate Brown extended the Democrats’ 36-year winning streak for Oregon’s highest office Tuesday, defeating … Read more

Governor candidates racing right up to the end

Rallies, fly-arounds and a llama are part of final full day of campaigning

EUGENE — Phone banks, rallies, fly-arounds, selfies and a llama were part of the final … Read more

Local college students plan on voting but most don’t know who to vote for

Voting among youth is expected to rise this election, according to national polls

Conventional wisdom states that young people don’t vote, but some students at Central Oregon Community … Read more

Brown, Buehler answer questions on education, PERS, other issues

Gubernatorial candidates tackle questions about education, PERS, other issues

SALEM — Six years after their last electoral battle, Kate Brown and Knute Buehler are … Read more

Local college students plan on voting but most don’t know who to vote for

Voting among youth is expected to rise this election, according to national polls

Conventional wisdom states that young people don’t vote but some students at Central Oregon Community … Read more

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

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