Local Politics

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.
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.