Ralph Nader Blasts Kate Brown in New Radio Ad

Consumer activist throws support behind Progressive Party's Wolfe

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Secretary of State Kate Brown's hands are getting fuller. The incumbent already faces a stiff challenge from well-funded GOP candidate Dr. Knute Buehler;  Seth Woolley of the Pacific Green Party; and, Bob Wolfe of the Progressive Party.Wolfe was the chief petitioner on a marijuana legalization initiative that failed to make the ballot earlier this year after Brown, the state's chief elections ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Judge Rules For SOS Kate Brown, Against Marijuana Petitioner

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A Marion County Circuit Court judge ruled late Tuesday afternoon that Secretary of State Kate Brown acted appropriately in rejecting thousands of signatures that Bob Wolfe, the chief petitioner of IP-24, a marijuana legalization measure submitted earlier this year.Brown's elections division rejected signature sheets because of duplicate signatures; illegible signatures and signatures from people not ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Novick Flying Anti-Walmart Flag

News hotter than the Thunderbird Hotel.


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One Portland politician isn’t softening his stance toward Walmart as the retail giant hires local software talent (“Value Shopping,” WW, Aug. 29, 2012). City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick says   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Marijuana Petitioner Will Make Secretary of State's Race Tighter

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The secretary of state’s race got a whole lot more interesting this week. On Wednesday, The Oregonian’s Jeff Mapes reported that Robert Wolfe, the chief petitioner of one of two marijuana legalization measures circulating this year, will run for secretary of state on the Progressive party ticket.Earlier this year, incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown, a Democrat, notified Wolfe that she intended ...   More
 
Saturday, August 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Knute Buehler Reports Big Checks

Takes cash-on-hand lead from Kate Brown

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Dr. Knute Buehler, the GOP nominee for Secretary of State, will need lots of money for his challenge to incumbent Kate Brown.Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon from Bend, lacks the kind of name recognition that Brown got by serving in the Legislature from 1991 to 2008, finishing as Senate Democratic majority leader. He got off to a fast fundraising start last year but slowed this year. Buehler came out ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

DOJ Investigating Signature Gathering By Campaign Contributor To Incoming AG Ellen Rosenblum


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Earlier this week, WW reported that former Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Ellen Rosenblum, who will be sworn in as Oregon's first female attorney general on June 29, enters office facing potential conflicts of interest because of the large campaign contributions she accepted from marijuana interests. It turns out those conflicts will bubble to the surface immediately.WW has learned that the Oregon Department ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election is Coming

For the City Hall throne and other races, we reveal our picks for the 2012 primary.


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Candidate Photography by Kenton Waltz This local election season has had all the intrigue of Game of Thrones, with scheming, betrayals...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Brown’s Labored Credibility

A legal opinion shows the Secretary of State mishandled the labor commissioner’s race.


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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) has cause to be irate. Starr is running for state labor commissioner, a nonpartisan race that suddenly appears partisan.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Judge Rules Against Starr; Labor Race in November

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A judge in Marion County Court today ruled against State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro). Starr sued to block Secretary of State Kate Brown from placing the election for labor commissioner on the November general election ballot rather than on the May primary ballot. Until late last Friday Starr, who is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian thought the race was in May, as did Avakian. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Starr Files Lawsuit To Get On May Ballot: Updated

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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) this morning filed a lawsuit (PDF) in Marion County Court, asking a judge there to order Secretary of State Kate Brown to place Starr's challenge to incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on the May ballot.As WW first reported yesterday, both Starr and Avakian have been working under the assumption that they would face each other in the May primary. Theirs is ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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