Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.
We’ve long known voters in East Portland
tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the
Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters
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U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley (D)
U.S. Rep. 1st District: Suzanne Bonamici (D)
U.S. Rep. 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D)
U.S. Rep. 5th District: Ku
Some Republicans wince as a controversial radio host seeks election to the Oregon House.
Tina Kotek made history Jan. 14, 2013, when she was sworn
in as speaker of the Oregon House to become the first openly lesbian
leader of a state legislature in the U.S.
In the Capitol that day
Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to
legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to
regulate and tax weed sales.
But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to
These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.
What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul
and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about
Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the
The State Treasurer—famously averse to risk—wants to gamble millions for college scholarships.
We didn’t think we’d see State Treasurer
Ted Wheeler out on the campaign trail for another two years. He won
election in the last cycle to a full four-year term after being
appointed in 2010
The City Commissioner rails against what he calls a takeover of the city’s water system.
City Commissioner Nick Fish is in hot water. And by the standards of this usually placid lawyer, he’s boiling mad.
Fish, who’s up for
re-election, is fighting a second battle on the May ballot