Salem prepares for record number of women in Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
More than three dozen female lawmakers will take their places at the table as Oregon's 2019 session begins in January.

After a statewide tour, student success committee begins…

Portland Tribune - News
A mandate is to increase attendance and graduation rates - measures where Oregon is objectively failing.

Local voters say yes and no to cannabis businesses

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon cities lift bans on pot sales, others impose new restrictions in Tuesday's election.

Voters turn back attempts to overturn sanctuary law,…

Portland Tribune - News
Measures on grocery taxes, supermajority vote requirement and health care restrictions also falling on election night.

David Ripma re-elected

Gresham Outlook - News
Council veteran will be seated for another term on the Troutdale City Council.

Voters approve $158M for Oregon City school buildings

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon City School Board members get average property owners to pay about an extra $30 a year in taxes for local educational facilities

Tom Ellis will be next Happy Valley mayor

Clackamas Review - News
Markley Drake, Brett Sherman elected for first time this year by city-councilor position rather than in previous top-two format

Milwaukie Council President Lisa Batey wins re-election

Clackamas Review - News
Longtime board member for Celebrate Milwaukie, Inc., defeats Elvis Clark, retired economist

Mayor Tammy Stempel re-elected; Gladstone levies pass

Clackamas Review - News
Nine vie for four seats on Gladstone City Council in especially politically active election cycle for city

Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall keeps seat

Clackamas Review - News
As challenger, Pamela White promised to bring back the clerk's role of performing marriage ceremonies

State Rep. Mark Meek will retain seat

Clackamas Review - News
Freshman legislator to continue serving Gladstone, Oregon City in Oregon Legislature

Oregon City Commissioner Brian Shaw unseated

Clackamas Review - News
Rocky Smith Jr. election signals new future of city's housing development strategy

Early results show Drazan ahead of Graser-Lindsey in HD 39…

Estacada News - News
Drazan and Graser-Lindsey are running for the the seat occupied by Bill Kennemer, who soon retire

Alan Olsen pulls ahead in race for SD 20

Estacada News - News
Olsen faces challengers Charles Gallia and Kenny Sernach, has held the seat since 2010

Hardesty celebrates City Council victory

Portland Tribune - News
Early returns show activist leading Smith by 62 to 37 percent, with many votes left to be counted.

Democratic victories tighten grip on state House, Senate

Portland Tribune - News
Democrats will hold 60 percent of the seats in each chamber when the Legislature convenes in January

Incumbent Mario Palmero leads race for reelection

Gresham Outlook - News
The 42-year-old was sworn into office for a full term in 2015 and served as City Council president in 2016

Janine Gladfelter elected to Gresham City Council

Gresham Outlook - News
Unopposed incumbent and 15-year Gresham resident 'honored' to continue service to city

Incumbent Shane Bemis leads Gresham mayoral race

Gresham Outlook - News
Bemis has received 73 percent of the vote, claiming victory over challenger Allen Cox

Gresham Council Position 2 remains too close to call

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent Kirk French remains ahead of challenger Eddy Morales, recount expected

Harrington celebrates victory, heads to work as new…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Metro councilor's big lead against Commissioner Bob Terry in race to succeed Andy Duyck held steady throughout election night.

Senate 26 seat anyone's game as of early results

Sandy Post - News
Sen. Chuck Thomsen leads with 1.22 percent of vote over Reitz as of 8 a.m. Nov. 7

Sean Drinkwine will continue to serve as Estacada's mayor

Estacada News - News
Sean Drinkwine, who ran unopposed, has been reelected as Estacada mayor. He was first elected in 2016.

Tami Little to keep Clackamas County assessor position

Clackamas Review - News
Past president of the Oregon Association of County Tax Collectors defeats challenger from within her own ranks

Bynum retains seat in House District 51 race

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent Democrat beats challenger Lori Chavez-DeRemer a second time, with 54 percent

Rallies, selfies and a llama: Kate, Knute make final pitches

Portland Tribune - News
Governor, challenger hopscotch across the state to give voters one last push before Tuesday night's results roll in.

Occupy ICE protesters march at Portland City Hall

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says at least six groups of demonstrators will appear on election night.

State Police finish testing backlog of 5,000 rape kits

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County prosecutors announce conviction of rapist who attacked 26-year-old woman in 1996

Kathy Hyzy has easy campaign for Milwaukie City Council

Clackamas Review - News
Running unopposed for Shane Abma's seat, neighborhood leader helps plan city's climate action plan

Campaigns reach for their share of nonaffiliated voters

Portland Tribune - News
'Independents' find themselves in familiar territory: focus of every statewide candidate's attention.

Eudaly's voter drive dwindles after others yank support

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and about 20 to 30 workers distributed door-hangers in East Portland.

OHA wants $2.7 million to help mentally ill inmates

Portland Tribune - Politics
The request comes as state lawmakers renew their focus on diverting mentally ill Oregonians from the criminal justice system to mental health…

Lake Oswego City Council candidates raise nearly $114,000

Lake Oswego Review - News
Contributions to the seven hopefuls range from $10 or less to more than $5,000

Ballots coming in a little slower than two years ago

Portland Tribune - News
About 11.6 percent of registered voters turned in ballots as of Friday, Oct. 26 compared with 17.4 percent at this point in the 2016 election.

Appeals court blocks release of proposed 2019 legislation

Portland Tribune - News
Portland attorney challenged administration's attempt to keep documents secret until after contentious election

Second District challenger sees (slim) hope in new poll

Portland Tribune - News
Jamie McLeod-Skinner hopes enthusiam carries her to victory against U.S. Rep. Greg Walden despite mounting odds.

After backlash, education officials release state school…

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Brown takes a lot of flak for delay; Buehler wants to know what the state is hiding.

Millions of dollars wash over tight governor's race

Portland Tribune - News
You know what that means? More TV political ads are coming your way as election winds down.

Your beer would cost more if new 'sin taxes' get OK

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Health Authority's 'wish list' legislation would raise millions to fund health plan

Kickbacks, scheme sends energy tax credit consultant to…

Portland Tribune - News
Martin J. Shain used a sham company to funnel money to state employee, conceal commissions from IRS.

Lawmakers look for ways to boost minority…

Portland Tribune - News
State task force may offer legislative solutions to open more doors to people of color.

'Energized' voters return ballots at rapid pace

Portland Tribune - News
Democrats lead the way with most returned ballots, even though non-affiliated voters could hold key to election.

Avakian wants court to pry harassment documents…

Portland Tribune - News
Labor commissioner says lawmakers have failed to comply with subpoenas demanding info on handling of complaints

Moon advocates for public art in Troutdale election…

Gresham Outlook - News
If elected, City Council candidate would push for municipal performing arts theater

House District 39 candidates debate cougar hunting,…

Canby Herald - News
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Graser-Lindsey and Republican candidate Christine Drazan talk issues like education, cougar hunting and Cap and Trade.

Audit: PERS still shaky on natural disaster response

Portland Tribune - News
State wants agency to strengthen its tech so retirees still get paid even when Mother Nature stirs up trouble.

Candidates for U.S. House District 5 talk Trump,…

Canby Herald - News
Kurt Schrader, Mark Callahan and Marvin Sandnes debate over topics like Trump, sanctuary cities and climate change

Cook Report's outlook either 'bizarro world' or…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon political scientist Jim Moore says national analyses often 'overestimate unaffiliated voters.'

Nine vie for four seats on Gladstone City Council

Clackamas Review - News
Politically active citizens break record for number of candidates involved in single election

Gladstone police, fire levies get interesting this…

Clackamas Review - News
Previously unopposed elections suddenly have opposition from city councilor, firefighter

It's still not too late! Register to vote by Oct. 16

Portland Tribune - Politics
Still time to sign up to get a ballot for the Nov. 6 general election and have your say

From chickens to guns, Oregon voters face many…

Portland Tribune - News
Voters, for instance, will settle whether chickens can be kept at home in one city in Oregon.

Buehler invested in tax credits that became state…

Portland Tribune - News
Records show that Knute Buehler and his wife bought $100,000 in business energy tax credits.

Tainted state energy tax credit program cleans up…

Portland Tribune - News
State auditors say small but significant steps aid in putting program back on the right track.

Complaint alleges city of Lake Oswego violated…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Allegation involves a column written for a city newsletter by Mayor Kent Studebaker

Candidate's complaint tests new state elections law

Portland Tribune - News
Independent Patrick Starnes' request targets final debate between GOP, Democratic candidates

Hardesty, Smith spar gently before City Club

Portland Tribune - News
Homelessness, police surface repeatedly in debate before lontime Portland civic organization.

Bhullar promotes strengthening Fairview economy in…

Gresham Outlook - News
City Counil Candidate also wants to improve handicap access along city sidewalks.

TV ads grab most money pouring into expensive…

Portland Tribune - News
Kate Brown and Knute Buehler have broken the record for contributions in an Oregon governor's race that is still too close to call.

Long walk takes a turn around Portland ICE offices

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Rally outside Southwest Macadam Avenue building part of a seven-day march from Sheridan to The Dalles.

Brown tries political end-run to lock in…

Portland Tribune - News
Governor asks Legislature to adopt current regulations so feds can't alter them

Final two governor debates shove Independent…

Portland Tribune - News
Brownsville cabinet maker Patrick Starnes, who won the Independent nomination, threatens legal action to pry open debates in Medford and Portland.

With 'clock running out' Merkley tries a legal Hail…

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic senator claims Trump administration wrong to withhold documents as Senate prepares to vote on Supreme Court confirmation.

ICE union wants Oregon, feds to investigate…

Portland Tribune - News
Union thinks the Portland mayor committed official misconduct with guidance to Portland police during the 38-day occupation.

Gallia looks to increase engagement, collaboration

Estacada News - News
Candidate for State Senate District 20 has a background in healthcare and public policy

Olsen hopes to advocate for Clackamas County

Estacada News - News
The Republican candidate for Oregon State Senate District 20 has served since 2010

Hardesty's dance to 'Electric Slide' draws scorn…

Portland Tribune - News
Loretta Smith complained repeatedly about the man she said sexually harassed her in front of Hardesty days earlier.

Students steal the show at Oregon's governor debate

Portland Tribune - News
15 youths asked their own questions to Gov. Kate Brown, Rep. Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes.

Hardesty, Smith weigh in on housing, police,…

Portland Tribune - News
City Council candidates face off before Portland Tribune editorial board, agreeing on some issues and disagreeing on others.

2 vie for Clackamas County's top assessor position

Clackamas Review - News
Mike Grant, Tami Little offer varied backgrounds, similar priorities for taxation management

Candidates jab, but keep it cordial during first TV…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland's Rose Lawrence presses all three gubernatorial hopefuls to answer tough question about LGBTQ youth in schools.

Engagement and visibility important to Ryan Johnson

Gresham Outlook - News
Development, housing and communication are hot-button issues for Gresham Council hopeful

Paul Drechsler aims to boost city's economic…

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham City Council candidate to draw from service on city committees, experience with development

Cooper offers locally focused vision for Fairview…

Gresham Outlook - News
Challenger trumpets his transparent communication style in bid for Fairview's mayor seat.

Tosterud touts collaboration and Fairview bag ban…

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent believes in open discussions, promotes economic development to improve city

Oregon City mayoral campaigns hit speed bumps

Clackamas Review - News
Debate video online: All three candidates for city's top position experience setbacks

Kreamier running to improve Fairview

Gresham Outlook - News
Kreamier is seeking election because she wants to improve the city, and continue the city's efforts to create an Urban Renewal Area.

City Council candidate seeks to 'step up'

Gresham Outlook - News
Edward Jones has served on Fairview Planning Commision since 2005, and is now seeking council seat.

Voruz seeks re-election to continue improving…

Gresham Outlook - News
Transparency strongest asset to incumbent. She is running against Gresham employee Edward Jones.

Riordan focuses on children's recreation

Gresham Outlook - News
Council candidate would bring new perspective to Fairview if elected to Position 6.

Knute Buehler: Rejects 'partisan labels'

Portland Tribune - News
Moderate Republican legislator from Bend sometimes goes against his party.

Kate Brown: Calls herself a consensus builder

Portland Tribune - News
Incumbent Democratic governor helped forge big transportation bill during 2017 Oregon Legislature.

Poll says governor's race a squeaker

Portland Tribune - News
Democrat Kate Brown and Republican Knute Buehler nearly tied, nonaffiliated voters lean toward GOP, in latest survey of likely voters.

Opponents say big stores violated campaign law in…

Portland Tribune - News
Complaint focuses on employees distributing campaign literature. Supporters deny the claims

Media teams join forces to cover state government,…

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group teams with two news organzations to keep tabs on Salem with new Oregon Capital Bureau

Longtime Gresham mayor faces challenger

Gresham Outlook - News
Political newcomer Allen Cox to run against incumbent Shane Bemis to serve as leader of Gresham

Morales focuses on housing, transportation in City…

Gresham Outlook - News
Eddy Morales is challenging for Gresham City Council Position 2 in the upcoming election

French wants to connect residents with opportunities

Gresham Outlook - News
Incumbent Kirk French is running for reelection to Gresham Council Position 2

Fed up with homeless, Montavilla says 'Enough is…

Portland Tribune - News
Montavilla Initiative members unfurl banner decrying campers off I-205 overpass on Monday, Sept. 17.

Homeless veteran housing vouchers funded in 4…

Portland Tribune - Politics
Sens. Wyden and Merkley announce $2 million for Washington, Marion, Clackamas and Multnomah County.

Gladfelter focused on housing, safety in…

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham council incumbent shares ideas on housing, emergency services ahead of election

Troutdale City Council incumbent Dave Ripma focuses…

Gresham Outlook - News
20-year council veteran will continue serving Troutdale as he is running unopposed

Nike CEO takes public stance on sanctuary law repeal

Portland Tribune - News
Nike CEO Mark Parker has written an argument in opposition to Ballot Measure 105 in the Oregon Voters' Guide.

Report: Morale is poor at Business Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
Investigation did not find 'evidence of a widespread toxic environment or a pattern of discrimination against females or older employees.'

Reports: Trump wanted missile defense system in…

Portland Tribune - News
President Donald Trump called for the relocation of $10 billion THAAD system, according to Woodward.

Hillsboro mayor defends city from 'racist' comments

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Steve Callaway has gone viral for tweeting about encounter with a man using the slur 'HillsBurrito'

Unusually diverse slate of candidates seeking Lake…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Two men of color, three women among the eight LO residents who will compete in the November election

Oregon Trail Democrats host candidates at annual…

Sandy Post - News
Come out Sunday, Sept. 9, to meet the Democratic candidates for Oregon House District 52 and Oregon Senate District 26 at the picnic hosted by the…

Former Oregon politico loses Massachusetts…

Portland Tribune - News
Massachusettes gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was the face of the conservative Oregon Citizens Alliance for more than 15 years.

Metro growth requests pass first hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
Metro Council reacts positively to recommendation for requests from Beaverton, King City, Hillsboro and Wilsonville.

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