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.
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.
Oregon's college tuition is high, and state support for financial aid is low compared with other states. State treasurer Ted Wheeler wants Oregon to take on debt of its own to help students out.
Friends, colleagues and a who's who of Oregon politicians packed the House chamber in Salem to remember former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, the nation's first Arab-American governor and the last Republican to hold the job in Oregon.
Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?
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.
The governor's office confirmed Monday that Gov. John Kitzhaber and his longtime partner, Cylvia Hayes, have been engaged "for a couple of weeks."
A group turned in enough signatures Thursday to get a measure on legalizing marijuana in Oregon on the November ballot. So what can we learn from Colorado before we decide?
The chances for recreational marijuana legalization in Oregon could improve as the field of likely ballot measures drops to one.
Voters in House District 2 will decide in November whether Kerry Atherton or Dallas Heard will replace Rep. Tim Freeman.