Local Politics

Politics Will council chamber outlive City Hall? Will council chamber outlive City Hall? (Video)
As the Eugene City Council continues to fine tune plans for a new $15 million City Hall, still up in the air is whether the old council chambers will be saved and used as part of the new buidling.
Politics Oregon voters get 2nd shot at 'top-two' primaries Oregon voters get 2nd shot at 'top-two' primaries
For the half-million Oregon voters who reject party labels, the May election ballot can be pretty boring.

Shut out of the Republican and Democratic primaries, this growing bloc of voters is left with a handful of nonpartisan local races and a perplexing question: Is it necessary to vote for all these judges running unopposed?
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.