Local Politics

Politics Oregon Equal Rights Amendment: Necessary or merely symbolic? Oregon Equal Rights Amendment: Necessary or merely symbolic?
Though there is no organized opposition to Measure 89, the ACLU of Oregon contends the amendment is unnecessary because the state Constitution says: "No law shall be passed granting to any citizen or class of citizens privileges, or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens."
Politics Kitzhaber 'hurt' by fiancee's sham marriage Kitzhaber 'hurt' by fiancee's sham marriage
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he was hurt and taken aback to learn this week that his fiancee accepted money to enter a fraudulent marriage with an immigrant seeking to remain in the country.
Politics Oregon voting begins as ballots hit mailboxes Oregon voting begins as ballots hit mailboxes
State election officials begin dropping more than 2 million ballots in the mail on Wednesday, and tens of thousands of Oregonians will vote each day between now and Nov. 4.