Local Politics

Politics Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon
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.
Politics Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term
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.
Politics Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call
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.
Politics State fines Richardson, OKs Kitzhaber CPR video
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.
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.