The latest tycoon to ante up for a proposed 2014 marijuana legalization measure already backed by billionaires Peter Lewis and George Soros has a fascinating backstory.Philip Harvey gave $50,000 to New Approach Oregon, according to a Nov....
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Secretary of State Kate Brown, who oversees Oregon elections, will be busy next year with U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, along with what promises to be a large slate of ballot measures.
Brown's elections director, Steve Trout, resigned earlier this year, as did her chief of staff, Brian Shipley. Over the weekend, The Norman Daily Transcript, a daily newspaper in...
Two Oregon Liquor Control Commissioners say they only learned of Steve Marks' 2010 DUII arrest a short time before yesterday's unanimous vote approving Marks as the new OLCC executive director. Marks, who served a top aide to Go...More
New Approach Oregon, a group that hopes to legalize marijuana in Oregon next year, has reported a $50,000 contribution from the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance.
The significance of that contribution is the DPA, which helped legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington last year, is closely tied to th...
Steve Marks told a state trooper he hadn't been drinking; the breathalyzer showed he had been.
The newly named executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission was arrested in September 2010 for driving under the influence of alcohol, and he twice denied to a state trooper he had been drinking, even though a breathalyzer subsequently showed that wasn't true, documents obtained by WW show.
Steve Marks, 52, was then a campaign aide to Gov. John Kitzhab...More
Gov. John Kitzhaber—who still has not announced whether he will run for a fourth term next year—disclosed a new round of fundraising today.Kitzhaber got $10,000 from Nike, the beneficiary of a 2012 special session that guaranteed state's current method of taxing the sportswear giant would remain unchanged. He also got $7,500 from Brett Wilcox, a close associate who ...
Neighbors for Clean Air and the Northwest Environmental Defense Council announced today they intend to sue Intel over the chip giant's alleged failure to obtain the proper permits for it multi-billion D1X expansion in Washington County.
Neighbors for Clean Air has previously been in the news because of its efforts to force ESCO, the Northwest Portland steel maker, t...
Two of Oregon's biggest political contributors weighed in on contested races in recent days.
Filings with the secretary of state's elections divisions show Portland-based Stimson Lumber gave state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) $20,000. Richardson is seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination which confers upon the winner the dubious pleasure of challenging incumbent Gov....
Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Northeast Portland) announced this morning he will seek the Senate seat Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Northeast and Southeast Portland) vacated to go to work for Mayor Charlie Hales.
“Jackie has served residents of NE and SE Portland extremely well for the last 12 years. She ha...