Bend Surgeon Off to Strong Fundraising Start

Knute Buehler

Dr. Knute Buehler, the Bend orthopedic surgeon seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for Secretary of State, is showing an ability to pull in big campaign checks.Last month, Buehler, a former Oregon State baseball player and Rhodes Scholar, seeded his campaign with a $30,000 loan. But recent filings show he's pulled in another $45,000 since then, including $10,000 from Kathryn Baker of Bend and three $5,000 ...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bend Surgeon Explores Secretary of State Race

Knute Buehler

Dr. Knute Buehler, a Bend orthopedic surgeon with a glittering resume, has formed a political action committee pursuant to seeking the Republican nomination in the 2012 secretary of state's race. State filings show that Buehler loaned his campaign $30,000 to get things started.If Buehler, a political newcomer, does enter the contest to challenge incumbent Kate Brown (who is expected to seek re-election), ...   More
Thursday, August 25, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

Ta-Ta, Transparency

Elections “clean-up” bill would create a gaping loophole.

Oregon is the Wild West when it comes to campaign contributions, and there’s a bill shooting through the Legislature that would make a bad situation worse.    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian gets late X-mas gift

The state Attorney General's office has decided that Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian doesn't have to run for re-election in 2010, when his post would normally be scheduled on the state ballot. Gov. Ted Kulongoski appointed Avakian, formerly a Democratic state senator representing parts of Northwest Portland and Washington County, to the non-partisan labor commissioner's ...   More
Thursday, January 8, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Elections Officials Don't Give Their Stamp of Approval to May Rate Hike

Remember earlier this year when Secretary of State Kate Brown raised concerns about the possibility the Postal Service might cut delivery on Tuesday — a potentially serious problem in a vote-by-mail state like Oregon where so many ballots come in on Election Day Tuesday. That cost-cutting move seems dormant for the moment. But there's another development at the Postal Service worrying ...   More
Thursday, April 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Get Ready to Vote in January on Taxes

No big surprise here, but it is now official: Oregon voters will be deciding in January whether to overturn permanent increases in the income tax on wealthy state residents, and in the minimum tax paid by corporations. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown announced today that anti-tax groups gathered enough signatures to refer the increases passed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature to the Jan. 26 ...   More
Thursday, October 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Oregon's Version of Britney and Madonna?

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Monday, October 12, 2009 HANK STERN

ROGUE OF THE WEEK: More from Kate Brown (and Ginny Burdick) on the Washington County DA's Office

Our current Rogue of the Week, the Washington County District Attorney's Office, drew ire from two prominent Oregon politicos over the decision to charge a teenage driver with felony domestic violence. One of the beauties of the web is it's not bound by space. So we're expanding here with additional quotes and context. In interviews with WW, Secretary of State Kate Brown and state Sen. Ginny ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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