When Ted Kulongoski served as Oregon governor from 2003 to 2011, his wife, Mary Oberst, kept a low profile.But Oberst made an unusually public statement late last month when she submitted a brief piece to The Guardian, the U.K. newspaper that enjoys wide readership in the U.S.Oberst, a Portland resident, More
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler'stenure will end in 2016, two years short of the eight years the Oregon constitution allows, according to an opinion issued today by the Oregon Department of Justice.
That opinion is a surprise—the Oregon constitution permits state wide elected officials such as the governor, secretary of state and treasurer to serve eight consecutive years. ...
Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.
Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.
warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile
shootings have pro
Unusual $15,000 contribution from Ohio political consultancy
State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for Oregon governor, has struggled to raise money in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.
Despite Kitzhaber's Cover Oregon-related woes—the state's insurance exchange crashed after the expenditure of $248 million—Richardson has less than $100,000 on hand, even though h...
So far, there's no organized opposition in Oregon to a marijuana legalization measure that New Approach Oregon wants to put on the November ballot.
New Approach has been raising big money from the same national funders who passed legalization in Colorado and Washington in 2012 and is following a similar playbook to the one that worked in those states.
So what could go wrong in weed-...
Campaign likely to battle Monsanto, profiled in current Bloomberg Businesweek
A group called the Organic Consumers Fund has made a second $100,000 contribution to Oregon GMO Right to Know, the political action committee behind a proposed November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms. That contribution brings GMO Right to Know's total raised this year to $1.3 million.
Meanwhile the current issue of Bloomberg Bu...More
The fallout from SAIF Corp. board's firing of CEO John Plotkin continues.
As WWreported earlier, the state-owned worker's compensation insurer fired Plotkin on May 9, just three-months after he started work. Thousands of pages of emails and other documents SAIF released pursuant to p...