A century old clinic is at the center of debate over Oregon’s prescription opiate epidemic.
From its perch on a steep hillside in Wheeler, Ore., the
Rinehart Clinic offers a view of the timeless battle between the Nehalem
River and the Pacific Ocean.
When the tide flows
out, water ru
Oregon Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group has long been a political powerhouse.
The group's political action committee has spent $2.38 million on Oregon races since 2010, including $400,000 this year, when it played a major role in four hotly contested GOP House p...
Gov. John Kitzhaber is making an early summer push to bury his Republican opponent, State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point).Already this week, Kitzhaber has disclosed more than $175,000 in new donations, pushing him well over the $1-million mark for this calendar year. He's now raised $1.155 million in 2014 and has $822,000 on hand. Richardson has raised $269,000 this year and...
Arthur Towers, who until today was Service Employees International Union Local 503's top lobbyist, will join the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the latest in a series of moves touched off when Curtis Robinhold, formerly the chief of staff to Gov. John Kitzhaber took the number two job at the Port of Portland in February.
In the close-knit world of Oregon politics...
Former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) will be working the halls of power for at least another four years. Smith, who ran his family's Pendleton frozen food business before entering politics, represented Oregon in Washington for two terms until losing his seat to Democrat Jeff Merkley in 20...
Investigator didn't believe Ludlow and Smith denials
The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners this afternoon released a 15-page investigative report (PDF) conducted in response to a workplace complaint filed by a now-former county lobbyist against County Chair John Ludlow and Commissioner Tootie Smith.
Documents report Ludlow made comments about Mexicans, "A-rabs" and a state legislator's "perky titties."
A revealing and potentially embarassing personnel complaint against Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow and Commissioner Tootie Smith has ended without discipline for either elected official, but documents air racially charged and sexually inappropriate language by Ludlow.
The complaint also says Smi...
Gov. Kitzhaber’s growing opposition to coal dovetails with federal policy and divestment activism.
For Gov. John Kitzhaber right now, coal is king.
The debate over coal
is heating up just as Kitzhaber needs an issue to energize his so-far
lackluster campaign for an unprecedented fourth term a