Local Politics

Politics State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit
In a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Governor Kitzhaber said he's fired state managers in charge of Cover Oregon, and now it's time to hold accountable the website's main technology contractor.
Politics Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund
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.
Politics 'Marijuana legalization could result in increased economic inequality' 'Marijuana legalization could result in increased economic inequality'
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.
Politics Washington marijuana sales reach $3.8 million in 1st month Washington marijuana sales reach $3.8 million in 1st month
During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.
Politics Lane Co. sees Eugene's sick leave law as 'a much larger issue' Lane Co. sees Eugene's sick leave law as 'a much larger issue' (Video)
Most on the Lane County Board of Commissioners object to Eugene's planed mandatory sick leave law, and have a proposed trio of bills that would exempt some workers. 'I'm really looking at it as a much larger issue than just sick leave itself," said commissioner Sid Leiken.