Local Politics

Politics Court strikes down PERS cuts Court strikes down PERS cuts
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.
Politics 'News headlines like this can be distracting' 'News headlines like this can be distracting' (Video)
The outgoing superintendent of the Eugene 4J School District responded Wednesday to an article in The Register-Guard newspaper based on emails and text messages school board members exchanged about his performance.
Politics Want to vote May 19? Register ASAP Want to vote May 19? Register ASAP
Are you registered to vote? If you aren't - or aren't sure - you have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to register for the May 19, 2015, election.
Politics Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposal Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposal (Photo Gallery)
Oregon House legislators held a rare marathon public hearing Wednesday on a bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all private gun transfers. The proposal that has sped through the Legislature in the wake of an election that helped Democrats up their majorities in both chambers.