Phil Knight Donates Half-Million To Knute Buehler's Campaign

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week.

'Sanctuary State' Repeal Campaign Takes Advantage Of New Oregon Rule

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017

A new petitioning rule from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson aids a group seeking to overturn Oregon's status as a "sanctuary state."  

4 Big Questions That Loom Over The 2018 Oregon Governor's Race

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017

Knute Buehler, a Republican Oregon representative from Bend, becomes the first major candidate to officially enter the race for governor. Here are the four big questions looming over the coming race.

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Richardson Says No To White House Election Inquiry

OPB | June 30, 2017 2:20 p.m. | Portland

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson faced pressure from other Oregon leaders over a White House request for help with its investigation into alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election.

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Watch Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies About The Russia Investigation

OPB | June 13, 2017 11 a.m.

Watch or listen live as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Study: Oregon 'Motor Voter' Program Boosted Turnout And Diversity Of Voters

OPB | June 7, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

A new study finds that Oregon's "motor voter" program helped increase voter participation and drove turnout among younger, minority, rural and low-income voters.

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Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

OPB/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm. 

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Josephine County Passes Jail And Library Levies

Jefferson Public Radio | May 17, 2017 8:44 a.m.

After a long string of defeated property tax levies, voters in Josephine County finally found two they could support. A public safety levy and a levy to establish a public library district both passed by nearly identical 52 to 48 percent margins.

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Portland Voters Approve Greater Independence For City Auditor

OPB | May 16, 2017 7:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland voters decided to give their independently elected auditor more autonomy. 

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Coos County Voters Reject Measure Targeting LNG Facility

OPB | May 16, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Coos County voters rejected a measure Tuesday designed to prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built on the coast.

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Portland Public Schools Wins Record $790 Million Bond Measure

OPB | May 16, 2017 4:43 p.m. | Portland

Despite a plague of public relations troubles, the largest school bond in Oregon history has passed. The victory means Portland Public Schools can ramp up efforts to clean up health hazards and overhaul four big schools.

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Bend-La Pine's $268 Million School Bond Passes

OPB | May 16, 2017 11:12 a.m.

School district leaders say the money is needed for 159 projects that will take four years to complete. That includes a new elementary school and a new high school.


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