Lawmaker's decision puts House swing seat in play.
State Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) is surrendering the most expensive seat in the Oregon House.
Barton, 35, a Harvard-educated trial lawyer, defeated Republican Steve Newgard in a 2014 rematch that cost $1.24 million. Barton spent $787,000 to retain what is one of only a handful of Portland-area swing seats.
Gov. Kate Brown this afternoon announced her highest profile state agency hire to date, naming Oregon Department of Transportation deputy director Clyde Saiki to head the Department of Administrative Services and act as the state's chief operating officer.
Brown, who took over from former Gov. John Kitzhaber on Feb. 18, picked a longtime state manager to replace former DAS...
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to alleviate a slow news Monday with details about an crew of alleged Milwaukie thieves caught with a "bewildering cache of stolen items."It's tough to improve on the sheriff's news release, so we won't try.
Here it is:At about 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit conduct...
A Gresham bakery refused to sell this lesbian couple a wedding cake. Now, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer break their silence.
Rachel Cryer loved Sweet Cakes by Melissa.
She had discovered the Gresham bakery online in 2011 when she went looking for a wedding cake to celebrate her mother’s remarriage. The $250 raspberry fa
State Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) announced this morning that he will run for state treasurer next year.Read, a former Nike footwear developer, has served five terms in the House, focusing on transportation and economic development issues. He worked closely this session with current state Treasurer Ted Wheeler to pass a r
Trimet and a Portland broker work around the legislature’s rules on selling tax credits to wealthy investors.
Dan Wieden recently did something few Oregonians can do: He bought a dollar for 75 cents.
Wieden, co-founder of Portland’s Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency, purchased a $1.8 million state income
One day after the 78th Legislative Assembly adjourned, House Majority Leader Val Hoyle (D-Eugene) made official what Capitol insiders had long speculated—she will run for secretary of state.
Hoyle made the announcement in an email this morning.Here's what she said:
"Now that the legislative session is over, the time has come for me to focus on the future and consider how I ca...
The Oregon State Capitol Foundation, a nonprofit established to safeguard the building that houses the Legislature, governor, secretary of state and treasurer, is reacting angrily to news that lawmakers will not include money to begin a proposed $337 million seismic upgrade of the building.