U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction.
“You are going to
change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour
How Kitzhaber’s re-election campaign secretly shaped state policy around Cover Oregon.
Gov. John Kitzhaber used campaign advisers to secretly
direct his administration’s response to Cover Oregon, the state’s failed
$250 million health insurance exchange.
Challenger Chuck Riley has increased his lead over incumbent state Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) in the only legislative race that has not yet been decided. Last Wednesday, after most of the votes had been counted, it appeared that Starr would retain his seat. But by Friday, Riley, a former three-term state representative from Hillsboro who narrowly lost to Starr in 2010, had moved into a 13...
One of the darkest and most unintentionally hilarious chapters in recent City of Portland political history has come to close, with the repayment of monies owed the city from a scam perpetrated during the 2006 election season.
Back in those more innocent times, city council candidates could qualify for public funding for their campaigns if they obtained the requisite number of signatures.
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is meeting today to begin to consider allegations of ethical misconduct against Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes. Here are the five key issues the commission should be considering as they open the case against Kitzhaber and Hayes.1. Hayes is a public official. On Oct. 13, Gov. John Kitzhaber asked the Oregon Go...
Every election is, in part, about future elections.
On Tuesday night, the man whom many political observers see as a front-runner in the 2018 race for Oregon governor, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, suffered a setback.Wheeler, a Democrat, wasn't on the ballot. But he wrote Measure 86, which would have allowed lawmakers to use the state's bonding authority to finance an endowment for colle...
The star wall in Jeff Grayson’s downtown office featured
autographed photographs of Grayson’s powerful friends and acquaintances,
including former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, President George H.W.
In January 1990, then-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt stunned Oregon with the announcement he would not seek a second term.
Democrat, was the golden boy of Oregon politics. He’d won electio
For a long time, the political ascent of Sam Adams seemed to have no ceiling.
Adams started as an
intern for then-Lane County Commissioner (now Congressman) Peter DeFazio
in 1984. He dropp
Incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber is on track for what could be a narrow victory over his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) tonight.
Kitzhaber, a Democrat, leads Richardson 49 percent to 46 percent with more than half the votes counted.At 67, Kitzhaber becomes the first governor in Oregon elected to four terms. (He previously served from 1995 to 20...