Longtime Gresham mayor faces challenger

Gresham Outlook - News
Political newcomer Allen Cox to run against incumbent Shane Bemis to serve as leader of Gresham

Morales focuses on housing, transportation in City Council…

Gresham Outlook - News
Eddy Morales is challenging for Gresham City Council Position 2 in the upcoming election

French wants to connect residents with opportunities

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent Kirk French is running for reelection to Gresham Council Position 2

Fed up with homeless, Montavilla says 'Enough is enough'

Portland Tribune - News
Montavilla Initiative members unfurl banner decrying campers off I-205 overpass on Monday, Sept. 17.

Homeless veteran housing vouchers funded in 4 counties

Portland Tribune - Politics
Sens. Wyden and Merkley announce $2 million for Washington, Marion, Clackamas and Multnomah County.

Gladfelter focused on housing, safety in reelection bid

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham council incumbent shares ideas on housing, emergency services ahead of election

Troutdale City Council incumbent Dave Ripma focuses on…

Gresham Outlook - News
20-year council veteran will continue serving Troutdale as he is running unopposed

Nike CEO takes public stance on sanctuary law repeal

Portland Tribune - News
Nike CEO Mark Parker has written an argument in opposition to Ballot Measure 105 in the Oregon Voters' Guide.

Report: Morale is poor at Business Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
Investigation did not find 'evidence of a widespread toxic environment or a pattern of discrimination against females or older employees.'

Reports: Trump wanted missile defense system in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
President Donald Trump called for the relocation of $10 billion THAAD system, according to Woodward.

Hillsboro mayor defends city from 'racist' comments

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Steve Callaway has gone viral for tweeting about encounter with a man using the slur 'HillsBurrito'

Unusually diverse slate of candidates seeking Lake Oswego…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Two men of color, three women among the eight LO residents who will compete in the November election

Former Oregon politico loses Massachusetts gubernatorial…

Portland Tribune - News
Massachusettes gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was the face of the conservative Oregon Citizens Alliance for more than 15 years.

Metro growth requests pass first hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
Metro Council reacts positively to recommendation for requests from Beaverton, King City, Hillsboro and Wilsonville.

Easing congestion comes with a cost

Portland Tribune - News
Tolling is costly but so are current traffic delays for the freight industry.

Documents reveal 911 calls, police reports during ICE…

Portland Tribune - News
Wheeler, attorneys say police response related to protecting the safety of all citizens.

State economists predict $686 million kicker in 2020

Portland Tribune - News
Growing income tax receipts have pushed anticipated state revenue to $20.44 billion in the current budget cycle.

Portland Clean Energy Fund supporters say tax would open…

Portland Tribune - News
Proponents point to green energy projects that could help low-income people and people of color get jobs and afford their heating bill.

Defunct watchdog group sues county

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County, citizens spar over reasons for disbanding Community Involvement Committee.

PPS: Bond project budgets soar, but so do property tax…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Public Schools eyes 2020 bond as the solution to its 2017 budget shortfalls.

Four UGB expansions recommended by top Metro staffer

Portland Tribune - News
Metro Council must still decide on requests by Beaverton, King City, Hillsboro and Wilsonville to create 9,200 new homes in region.

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he's still on job…

Portland Tribune - News
Statewide elected officials says treament for brain cancer is tiring him, but is not stopping him from attending to his duties.

Oregon senators, political leaders honor McCain's life,…

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff beginning Sunday until sunset Monday, Aug. 27.

Washington County board splits difference in bypass debate

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners will consider study of added road capacity for future needs, but they separate it from a routine update of the county transportation…

Eleven vie for Gresham city leadership

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent Mayor Shane Bemis faces challenger Allen Cox for his fourth term leading Gresham

Measure requiring voter approval of tolls moves forward

Portland Tribune - News
Initiative Petition 10, amending the state Constitution, would require voter approval for tolling existing roadways.

Dan Holladay's re-election bid has new hope for Willamette…

Clackamas Review - News
Incumbent Oregon City mayor promises more timely progress on project to redevelop former Blue Heron paper mill

Wheeler rejects ICE employee demands, union says he's…

Portland Tribune - News
Hostilies fester over Mayor's hands-off policy to Occupy ICE protest. Union wanted more than $15,000 per employee affected.

Caucus discusses impacts of carbon reduction on coastal…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers say they want to take coastal communities into account as they write cap-and-trade plan.

Wyden voices his concerns about immigration at Boys & Girls…

Gresham Outlook - News
Senator shares hundreds of books and shoots hoops with local youths at the Rockwood club

Staffers quit Callahan GOP congressional campaign

Portland Tribune - News
Two former staffers for the campaign said Monday that they resigned in early August due to 'unrecoverable issues' in the Mark Callahan campaign.

Morgan not seeking re-election

Gresham Outlook - News
Morgan was elected in 2014, and is the first African American ever elected to the council.

How could tolling revenue be used?

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown says she wants tolling revenue to help pay for seismic upgrades to the state's bridges, but a lot of other ideas also are under…

Beaverton council backs housing measures

Portland Tribune - News
Homeowner cost 'less than the cost of doing nothing,' one housing advocate tells members.

Wyden, Blumenauer call for paper ballots nationwide

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers say PAVE Act will allow for rigorous audits and recounts at meeting at the Bus Project.

Democrats criticize rule change for home health workers

Portland Tribune - News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is repealing an Obama-era rule that allowed states to deduct union dues from health workers' pay.

Rep. Walden visits Prineville

Central Oregonian - News
Rep. Greg Walden visits with Crook County and Prineville leaders to discuss local issues

Local business group discusses upcoming legislative session

Gresham Outlook - News
Experts expect cap-and-trade, state budget to take center stage for Oregon politicians

Fairview plans to construct new public works building

Gresham Outlook - News
Proposed funding options subject of two public meetings held in late August, early September

Poll suggests voters won't support tolls on interstates

Portland Tribune - News
Folks want freeways expanded but not tolls to pay for it, ODOT-commissioned survey found

Stage set for renewed debate on westside bypass

Portland Tribune - News
Planning commission, on 4-3 vote, includes study requirement in updated transportation plan recommended to Washington County commissioners.

Oregon ranks first for homeless youth

Portland Tribune - News
A new report highlights continuing struggles the state faces in addressing homeless children and youth and a high rate of foster care placements.

Mayor sorry to see clean energy fund on ballot

Portland Tribune - News
An initiative petition to tax large corporations for green projects and jobs training is headed for the Nov. 6 ballot.

With strong economy, state jobs go unfilled

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon is actively trying to fill more nearly 400 of the 5,800 authorized state government positions that are vacant.

Lawmakers will continue shoring up marijuana…

Portland Tribune - News
A report funded by the federal government says Oregon produces more than 2 million pounds of marijuana each year, more than six times what it says…

State's new phone system has another outage

Portland Tribune - News
Internet service failed to support the new voice over internet protocol phones, which rely on internet to function.

Contribution caps headed for Portland ballot

Portland Tribune - News
Campaign reform measure narrowly garnered the 34,000-plus signatures necessary to qualify.

Wilsonville nonprofit wants to put foster families…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Oregon Foster Families First is launching a campaign to lobby Gov. Brown and the state legislature to act on foster care policy issues

Clackamas County: Tariffs hit home with…

Clackamas Review - News
County officials say international trade affecting key project at Highway 224/Springwater Road intersection

Beaverton Chamber opposes Metro affordable housing…

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Washington County-based business organization supports state ballot measure intended to ease restrictions on funding such projects.

Disability advocates support limits on plastic…

Portland Tribune - News
United Spinal Association, Disability Rights Oregon support reduction strategy for plastic utensils.

Oregon joins lawsuit over 3-D printed guns

Portland Tribune - News
California, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington are also plaintiffs in the…

Wilsonville disputes DEQ mandates

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
DEQ agrees to renegotiate water quality permit after city pushes back against mecury limits in discharge water

Court decision means Portland can sharply restrict…

Portland Tribune - Sustainable Life
Oregon Supreme Court declines to review appeals court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of city ordinance.

Debate continues on law related to election debates

Portland Tribune - News
An opinion by Legislative Counsel differs with the interpretation of the Independent Party of Oregon, which is using the law to encourage hosts to…

Multiple failures caused state network crash

Portland Tribune - News
The outage of state agency web sites and phone services lasted eight hours but some web sites didn't recover for 48 hours.

Initiative would require vote on tolls

Portland Tribune - News
An initiative proposed for the 2020 ballot could slow efforts to toll Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in the Portland area.

Democrats say Buehler is ineligible for his House…

Portland Tribune - News
Party claims GOP gubernatorial candidate's Tualatin apartment violates Constitution's mandate that he inhabit his Bend district.

GOP, Independent candidates make case to publishers

Portland Tribune - News
Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes addressed the convention of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Gov. Kate Brown did not attend.

IPO works to recruit third party members

Portland Tribune - News
Alex DiBlasi, the Pacific Green nominee for governor, withdrew his candidacy Friday and joined the Independent Party of Oregon.

Report knocks Oregon property tax system

Portland Tribune - News
The new report, released Wednesday, examined Oregon and three other states - Michigan, Massachusetts and New York - with limits on property taxes.

OHA grapples with patients' chronic pain v. opioid…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Health Authority is considering a policy to severely limit chronic pain patients' access to opioids through the Oregon Health Plan.

Buehler offers 'pro-choice' health care plan

Portland Tribune - News
The GOP nominee for governor outlined some broad goals for building on Oregon's existing health care reform.

Sanctuary repeal qualifies for ballot

Portland Tribune - News
Initiative Petition 22 - Stop Oregon Sanctuaries - had more than enough valid signatures to secure a place on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general…

Council approves a less-costly plan for new Lake…

Lake Oswego Review - News
54,300-square-foot building will sit at Third Street and A Avenue; current structure will be replaced with a parking lot

Pot business license applications bury liquor…

Portland Tribune - News
A hiatus in new marijuana license application processing meant to ease a backlog increased the workload by 70 percent.

Voters could see up to four initiatives on ballot

Portland Tribune - News
Grocery taxes, publicly funded abortion, tax enactment restrictions and ending the state's sanctuary law are all in the queue for the November ballot.

Oregon gay rights leader Jerry Weller dies at age 69

Portland Tribune - News
Gerald K. Weller lead Portland Town Council, which advocated for LGBTQ rights across Oregon.

Initiative would require sixth graders study…

Portland Tribune - News
Gun rights advocates have filed an initiative petition to make firearms safety instruction mandatory in the sixth grade in Oregon public schools.

Senators react negatively to Trump's court nominee

Portland Tribune - News
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, say confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh opens the way for five conservatives on Supreme Court to overturn…

Independents unwitting beneficiary of campaign…

Portland Tribune - News
A law passed in 2017 was intended to drive out 'dark money' from election, but the wording of one exemption may force statewide debate hosts to…

AG investigating tax vote initiative's signature…

Portland Tribune - News
The investigation is unlikely to interfere with that measure going before voters in November, according to the state elections division.

Constituent calls police on canvassing lawmaker

Clackamas Review - News
The incident spurred the creation of the hashtag CampaigningWhileBlack and made national headlines

Oregon senators offer views on how to block Trump's…

Portland Tribune - News
Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley agree that a handful of Republicans must join minority Democrats; Wyden says new justice could 'turn back the clock' on…

Hayes seeks 'fresh start' with bankruptcy

Portland Tribune - News
The former first lady of Oregon threatened for a month to file for bankruptcy, but her filing still lacks details such as her monthly income and list…

Audit sounds alarm at animal shelter

Portland Tribune - News
Problems continue to fester two years after critical audit of Multnomah County facility.

Merkley: Bipartisan opposition only hope to derail…

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon Democrat tells town hall attendees in Clackamas that Democrats and their allies lack the votes to block a replacement for Justice Anthony…

High costs underpower electric vehicle surge

Portland Tribune - News
Chevy Bolt touted as most affordable, but it's all relative, and advocates say public incentives are still needed.

Inventory: State has 62,000-plus affordable units

Portland Tribune - News
A new database, with affordable housing addresses and expiration dates, set to be unveiled to the public later this month, is designed to help…

State imposes new water testing rules in wake of…

Portland Tribune - News
About 150 to 200 water systems in the state may be affected by the new rules, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Anti-union group launches campaign on Janus decision

Portland Tribune - News
The Freedom Foundation plans an email and canvassing campaign to inform Oregon's public-sector workers that union fees are no longer mandatory.

Cornelius City Council won't back Metro housing bond

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A resolution of support for the affordable housing tax measure was voted down on a 2-2 deadlock.

Bill expanding sea lion killing passes U.S. House

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Kurt Schrader warns winter steelhead face 90% extinction risk in Willamette River.

DMV worker who made migrant comment leaves ODOT

Portland Tribune - News
Lori McAllen, a Linn County DMV worker, purportedly wrote on Facebook that migrants should be shot at the border.

Trump travel ban 'fodder for our enemies,' Wyden…

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Ron Wyden visits Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Portland on Friday, June 29.

Eight demonstrators cited during sweep of ICE…

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Protesters taken into custody as officers face federal charges as barriers removed from Southwest Macadam Avenue building.

Buehler unveils education platform

Portland Tribune - News
The GOP nominee for governor says Gov. Kate Brown's biggest failure has been 'indifference to fixing Oregon's public schools.'

IP 43 supporters throw in the towel on 2018 measure

Portland Tribune - News
Challenges to ballot title made collecting needed signatures by July 6 deadline difficult.

Kitzhaber: More needs to be done to protect health…

Portland Tribune - News
Former governor headlines discussion of needed reforms to program serving one in four Oregonians.

Fee waiver for new accessory dwelling units fixed…

Portland Tribune - Sustainable Life
Portland City Council adopts a $400 fee for homeowners wanting to avoid paying system development charges on new ADUS, to enforce new restrictions on…

Supreme Court: Ballot title for gun control measure…

Portland Tribune - News
It's unclear whether supporters have enough time to collect the 88,184 signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Supreme Court ends mandatory union fees

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's public union leaders say the decision won't stop a union 'renaissance' in the state and country.

Oregon could open campaigns to cryptocurrency…

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson claimed last week that the change would 'expand participation' in state elections.

Woodburn teen enters City Council race

Portland Tribune - Politics
Juan Arriaga, who recently graduated from Woodburn High School, is running in Ward 5

Check your pay stub: New tax begins

Portland Tribune - News
Beginning July 1, Oregonians will notice a new deduction of $1 per $1,000 from their paychecks to generate revenue for public transportation.

Oregon joins suit challenging family separations

Portland Tribune - News
The lawsuit proceeds despite an executive order by President Donald Trump June 20 ordering the end of the separations.

Backers drop gun storage initiative for now

Portland Tribune - News
'We are not discouraged and look forward to working with legislators to pass this important measure in the 2019 session.'

Ban on food taxes would be a first

Portland Tribune - News
What will soon be titled Measure 103 could affect taxes on fuel, bottle deposits and even state Medicaid funding, according to a recent analysis.

Seattle man pleads guilt to energy tax credit scam

Portland Tribune - News
Martin J. Shain founded a sham company to buy and sell business energy tax credits.

Boquist asks court to strike down state tax bill

Portland Tribune - News
A state senator from Dallas says the passage of a measure denying certain business owners the ability to take a federal deduction on their state…

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