Local Politics

Politics Oregon bottle deposits could double Oregon bottle deposits could double (Video)
Four years ago, the Oregon legislature passed a "bottle bill" mandating deposits double from 5 cents to 10 cents if the recycling rate falls below 80 percent two years in a row.
Politics Bill would end Daylight Saving Time in Oregon Bill would end Daylight Saving Time in Oregon (Video)
The ritual of springing forward and falling back - and spending days (or longer) catching up on adjusting every clock in the home - is being questioned by lawmakers who would like to see it come to an end.
Politics Oregon lawmaker drops bill to ban most vaccine exemptions Oregon lawmaker drops bill to ban most vaccine exemptions
Legislation aiming to pressure Oregon parents to get their kids vaccinated was abandoned Wednesday because of formidable opposition in a state that has the nation's highest rate of nonmedical exemptions, a move that comes as several other states wrestle with similar proposals.
Politics Dave Frohnmayer on how the Public Records and Meetings Manual has held up Dave Frohnmayer on how the Public Records and Meetings Manual has held up (Video)
Late last year, Dave Frohnmayer spoke to a reporter about Oregon's public records and meetings laws, which he helped pass, champion and popularize while attorney general of Oregon.

Frohnmayer remained an honorary chair of Open Oregon, a consortium of journalists and government officials committed to open and transparent government.

In this segment, Frohnmayer spoke about how the the Public Records and Meetings Manual has held up over time.
Politics Dave Frohnmayer: Public and media must work together to watchdog government Dave Frohnmayer: Public and media must work together to watchdog government (Video)
Late last year, Dave Frohnmayer spoke to a reporter about Oregon's public records and meetings laws, which he helped pass, champion and popularize.

Frohnmayer remained an honorary chair of Open Oregon, a consortium of journalists and government officials committed to open and transparent government.

In this segment, Frohnmayer spoke about how he believed an involved public and a vigilant media must work together to hold government accountable.