Local Politics

Politics Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund
Oregon's college tuition is high, and state support for financial aid is low compared with other states. State treasurer Ted Wheeler wants Oregon to take on debt of its own to help students out.
Politics 'Marijuana legalization could result in increased economic inequality' 'Marijuana legalization could result in increased economic inequality'
The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on what kind of policies would be adopted if a proposed ballot measure passes in November, according to an Oregon State University sociologist who studies the issue.
Politics Reedsport seeks way forward on levee Reedsport seeks way forward on levee
The City of Reedsport is looking at ways to bring its storm water system up to federal standards, including the levee that protects much of the town from flooding.
Politics GOP activists take on establishment in Oregon House primaries GOP activists take on establishment in Oregon House primaries
A fight for the soul of the Republican Party is breaking out in a handful of Oregon state House races, where the business community and other establishment forces are battling figures from the party's populist wing.
Politics New emails suggest Cover Oregon leaders started celebrating far too early New emails suggest Cover Oregon leaders started celebrating far too early
The On Your Side Investigators uncovered new emails sent to and from the woman who was in charge of building the Cover Oregon website. They suggest everyone from state leaders to project managers to the software vendor powering the project was oblivious to the scope of the website’s failure on the day it was supposed to launch.
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.