In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn't lead to an increase in their food costs.
Three minor party candidates for Oregon governor got a chance to make their case Saturday as they shared the stage with Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson for a debate in Eugene.
Jeff Merkley, who was chosen by the Democratic Party establishment over a liberal activist in his first run for U.S. Senate, makes an unlikely hero for the party's left wing.
The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on what kind of policies would be adopted if a proposed ballot measure passes in November, according to an Oregon State University sociologist who studies the issue.
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
The governor's office confirmed Monday that Gov. John Kitzhaber and his longtime partner, Cylvia Hayes, have been engaged "for a couple of weeks."
Meeting his Republican challenger in their first televised debate Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber forcefully rebutted a charge by state Rep. Dennis Richardson that the governor pays women on his staff less than men.
A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU showed that Oregonians back legalizing recreational marijuana, with 44 percent of likely voters supporting it and 40 percent opposed. But the razor-thin margin and wide disparity of support among demographics means turnout could end up deciding whether it passes.
Oregon election officials are fining the campaign of Republican governor candidate Dennis Richardson $365 because he was late to report that he stayed rent-free in a Lake Oswego home.
For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally.
One of the most influential women in the world made a stop in Portland on Tuesday night. Hillary Clinton spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Keller Auditorium, part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Speaker series.
California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Randall's Children Hospital, is among at least four other Republicans fighting for that party's nomination for U.S. senator during this May's primary. The winner will presumably take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November General Election.
Presidents of all eight public universities and multiple police chiefs oppose the bill, and more than 200 people protested against it on the Capitol steps Thursday.