Local Politics

Politics Oregon AG to implement gay marriage if ban falls Oregon AG to implement gay marriage if ban falls
Oregon's attorney general told a federal court Tuesday why she believes the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal constitutional rights of homosexual couples. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum added that Oregon is prepared to implement gay marriages if a federal judge strikes down the ban.
Politics States looking at $0 community college tuition States looking at $0 community college tuition
Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.
Politics Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires
A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.
Politics Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot Oregon voters could face multiple choices on pot
Paul Stanford, one of the nation's leading marijuana legalization advocates, doesn't only want Oregonians to have the right to smoke pot. He wants it written into the state constitution.
Politics 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline 2014 election takes shape after filing deadline
Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren't seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won't have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.
Politics Oregon Legislature approves budget, adjourns Oregon Legislature approves budget, adjourns
The state Legislature voted Friday to approve funding for cancer research facilities at Oregon Health & Science University, got the budget back in balance and then adjourned the 2014 session.
Politics Whoville rejects City of Eugene's proposed relocation site Whoville rejects City of Eugene's proposed relocation site (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Homeless advocates and community groups handed the City of Eugene a counter proposal, opposing the city manager’s proposal for the third “rest stop” site at the southwest corner of Northwest Expressway and Chambers Street, intended to take in the people living at Whoville who have been asked to move by April 1.