Local Politics

Politics Republican primary for governor all but decided Republican primary for governor all but decided
Republicans will vote in the coming weeks on a nominee for governor, but the race was really decided last month, when former state party chairman Allen Alley said he wouldn't jump in the race.
Politics Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities
At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.
Politics Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel
Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.