At 76, Barker’s the longest currently-serving Democrat in the House.
No state legislature has successfully addressed the monopoly on tech repairs.
House Speaker Tina Kotek strips a long-standing committee chairman of his gavel.
“They’re horrifically underpaid,” says an ex-Portland cop.
Democrats seek a super-majority. But not all the Democrats are good choices for Oregon.
“We’re catching poor people in a spiral they can’t get out of,” Rep. Jeff Barker says.
In other news: Coffee Creek adopts flu reforms.
Portland now ranks third among the nation’s major cities for car thefts per capita. And the number keeps rising.