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Democrats quick to return ballots in Oregon, report says
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Democrats quick to return ballots in Oregon, report says
In the early voting for the governor’s race and other ballot entries, returns from Democrats make up half the tally, according to the state Elections Division.

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Kickbacks, scheme sends energy tax credit consultant to prison
Martin J. Shain used a sham company to funnel money to state employee, conceal commissions from IRS.
Brown, Buehler take liberty with the truth in late ad pushes
Brown, Buehler take liberty with the truth in late ad pushes
Oregon gubernatorial candidates are releasing multiple TV and social media ads as campaign enters its final days.
Avakian wants legislative leaders held in contempt
Avakian wants legislative leaders held in contempt
The outgoing labor commissioner has escalated a legal battle over workplace harassment in the Capitol.
Measure 104 would make state fee hikes harder
Measure 104 would make state fee hikes harder
Supporters say Democrats call taxes fees to make them easier to pass while opponents say measure will impact budget process.
Buehler gets $2 million from Knight, GOP governors
Buehler gets $2 million from Knight, GOP governors
The Nike co-founder’s latest check brings his contribution to the Republican candidate to $2.5 million.
Audit: Major disasters threaten PERS
Audit: Major disasters threaten PERS
Secretary of state auditors found a disaster could threaten the agency’s ability to issue payments on time or to the right people.
National political analyst calls governor race a ‘tossup’

Oregon’s close gubernatorial race between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and GOP candidate Oregon Rep. Knute Buehler has captured the attention of national political pundits.

On Tuesday, the race made the front page of the Cook Political...

Race for governor again coming down to Clackamas County
Race for governor again coming down to Clackamas County

Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler have traversed the state in search of swing voters to court. They have debated public pension reform, health care, education and gun rights. They have coined catch phrases to distill their messages.

In the...

Buehlers invested  $100,000 in BETC credits before lambasting the program
Buehlers invested $100,000 in BETC credits before lambasting the program

SALEM — Knute Buehler stumped on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives to decry the state’s controversial business energy tax incentives.

Buehler, now the Republican nominee for governor, left out one fact in his...

State forecast shows significant decline in imprisonment over next 10 years
State forecast shows significant decline in imprisonment over next 10 years

The incarceration rate in Oregon’s prison system is projected to fall 15 percent over the next decade due in large part to sentencing reform.

The projection, done by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and published Oct. 1,...

Local measures across Oregon aim to seize on strong economy
Local measures across Oregon aim to seize on strong economy

SALEM — While statewide attention is focused on controversial ballot measures, many Oregon voters face local decisions on issues that go above and beyond core public services.

A total of 104 city and county measures are on ballots across...

Audit: Problems cleaned up in Oregon Department of Energy

SALEM — In the wake of a scandal over the state’s handling of energy tax incentives, the Oregon Department of Energy has cleaned up its process, state auditors say.

The state Audits Division report, released Wednesday, assessed...

Starnes files complaint over debate snub
Starnes files complaint over debate snub

Patrick Starnes, a cabinetmaker and gubernatorial candidate from the Independent Party of Oregon, on Tuesday filed an elections complaint that could test a 2017 state law that encourages debate hosts to invite all major party candidates.

Starnes...

Health officials propose fee increase to pay for wider drinking water testing
Health officials propose fee increase to pay for wider drinking water testing

SALEM — Under a proposal from state health officials, most public water systems — from small housing developments to bigger cities serving thousands of residents — may have to pay higher monitoring fees to the...

Knute Buehler: Rejects ‘partisan labels’
Knute Buehler: Rejects ‘partisan labels’
Despite running for governor on the Republican ticket, Oregon Rep. Knute Buehler has increasingly used the words, “independent” to describe himself.
Kate Brown: Calls herself a consensus builder
Kate Brown: Calls herself a consensus builder
Incumbent Democratic governor helped forge big transportation bill during 2017 Oregon Legislature.
In tight race, Brown and Buehler prepare for final gubernatorial debate
In tight race, Brown and Buehler prepare for final gubernatorial debate
Independent candidate Starnes protests exclusion
Buehler calls for Kavanaugh replacement
Buehler calls for Kavanaugh replacement
GOP gubernatorial candidate initially was reluctant to weigh in on the nomination.
Independent candidate for governor stymied in debate effort
Independent candidate for governor stymied in debate effort
Patrick Starnes has campaigned vigorously for governor but managed to get into only one of three debates. The state Elections Division was no help.
Where is the money going in Oregon’s most expensive gubernatorial race?
Where is the money going in Oregon’s most expensive gubernatorial race?
Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler have raised millions from everyday citizens, political organizations and billionaires. Here’s what they spent it on.
Brown moves to adopt pre-Trump federal water and air regs into state law
Brown moves to adopt pre-Trump federal water and air regs into state law
Governor proposes that federal environmental standards be put into Oregon law, keeping them in force if Trump administration continues rollbacks.
Buehler’s record shows inconsistent approach to immigration
Buehler’s record shows inconsistent approach to immigration
The Republican legislator from Bend has voted against state legislation that protects immigrants but supported tighter controls over racial profiling.
Kids steal the show at Oregon governors debate.
Kids steal the show at Oregon governors debate.
Fifteen students from across the state quizzed candidates Tuesday night.
Gubernatorial candidates answer teens’ questions
Gubernatorial candidates answer teens’ questions
Kate Brown, Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes participate in first debate.
Gubernatorial candidates square off tonight in first debate
Gubernatorial candidates square off tonight in first debate
The debate will feature Democrat Kate Brown, the incumbent, and challengers Republican Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes, an independent.
Students to get first crack at gubernatorial candidates
Students to get first crack at gubernatorial candidates
The debate, put on in partnership by Children First for Oregon, KOIN 6, and the Pamplin Media Group, will be controlled by 16 children and young adults.
Driverless cars running on empty Oregon regulations — for now
Driverless cars running on empty Oregon regulations — for now
States oversee licensing, registration and traffic laws — areas where driverless cars are also poised to have a significant impact.
Lawmakers let students do the talking on school changes
Lawmakers let students do the talking on school changes
The Legislature’s Joint Committee on School Success has toured schools and held public meetings in nearly every part of the state.
Buehler joins Brown in calling for delay in Kavanaugh vote
Buehler joins Brown in calling for delay in Kavanaugh vote
The gubernatorial hopeful has previously declined to weigh in on the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
Kate Brown: Calls herself a consensus builder
Kate Brown: Calls herself a consensus builder
Incumbent Democratic governor helped forge big transportation bill during 2017 Oregon Legislature.

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