Primary voters set up competitive race for Oregon governor

Portland Tribune - News
Hardesty, Smith to duke it out for Portland City Council seat in November general election.

Schrader leading Wright in Democratic race for 5th…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Incumbent ahead with 86.5 percent of votes; Mark Callahan leads the field in the Republican primary

Buck, Lewis headed for Metro Council runoff

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego city councilor wins primary handily, but margin isn't enough to avoid a showdown in November

GOP candidates tussle in debate over 'desperation,' being…

Portland Tribune - News
Radio talk show host Lars Larson wrangles three top challengers with questions on death penalty, taxes and ways to defeat Gov. Brown.

Candidate challenges Blumenauer from afar . . . 3,000 miles…

Portland Tribune - News
'In my heart, I am a Portlander, I just haven't gotten there yet. But elect me and I will never leave.'

Poll: GOP primary for governor getting closer

Portland Tribune - News
A recent poll by a Democratic polling firm shows Sam Carpenter is edging up to Rep. Knute Buehler in the race for the Republican nomination May 15.

Libertarians on the road to resolving split

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's largest minor party split in 2011 in a dispute over the party's bylaws.

Survey: Inefficient spending equals government waste

Portland Tribune - News
A survey last month by Portland-based DHM Research sheds more light on how Oregonians define government waste.

Governor proclaims special session for tax bill

Portland Tribune - News
Republican lawmakers still fear Democrats could expand the scope of session.

A year in, Coba focused on state technology, workforce

Portland Tribune - News
Once the public face of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as Oregon's COO Katy Coba has worked behind the scenes.

Governor nominates intermodal professional for OTC

Portland Tribune - News
Martin Callery, retired chief commercial officer for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, offers a unique perspective on intermodal…

Libertarians propose special session 'walkout'

Portland Tribune - News
Some Republicans also support a 'walkout' if this month's special session agenda moves beyond providing tax relief to owners of sole proprietorships.

GOP governor candidates on abortion, taxes, PERS

Portland Tribune - News
Three candidates facing off for the GOP nomination for governor answers questions about some of the issues important to Republicans

ODOT: Motorists at greater risk in road work zones

Portland Tribune - News
The state transportation agency seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding in work zones.

Governor releases tax returns

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and her husband made more than $152,000 and paid about $36,000 in state and federal taxes.

Audit: Sexual assault kit backlog shrinks dramatically

Portland Tribune - News
'Melissa's Law' passed in 2016 helped spur the processing of thousands of samples of DNA related to sexual assault cases in Oregon.

Peter versus Goliath

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego resident Peter Wright takes on the role of underdog in a challenge he hopes will 'nudge' U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader

Hwang to offer franchise deals for Joy Teriyaki chain

Gresham Outlook - News
Justin Hwang, restaurateur running for office, cites mounting costs of doing business.

New rule threatens building inspection programs

Portland Tribune - News
Cities and counties are pushing back on a new state rule that prohibits cities and counties from using independent contractors to administer their…

Metro District 2 race focuses on transportation, housing…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Buck, Dominguez, Lewis and Pauli will face off for a full term in the May 15 primary election

Sherry Hall faces two opponents for election clerk

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
VIDEO: Sherry Healy, Pamela White will challenge the incumbent in the May primary for Clackamas County

'We will change the world'

Lake Oswego Review - Education
Lakeridge High School students mark the anniversary of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High in Colorado with a walkout and rally at Hazelia…

State education administrator fired after complaints

Portland Tribune - News
Mitch Kruska was dismissed in March after alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money…

Small cities' building permit programs face uncertainty

Portland Tribune - News
Opinions by the Oregon Department of Justice and Legislative Counsel indicate may small cities may have to either shut down building programs or hire…

Secretary of State touts 'transparent' elections

Gresham Outlook - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson shares thoughts with Troutdale residents at Skyland Pub.

Lake Oswego high school students unveil 10-point gun safety…

Lake Oswego Review - News
LO lawmakers say they'll take the concepts to Salem and draft a proposal for the 2019 legislative session

'Nobody chooses to be an addict'

Lake Oswego Review - News
County officials, leaders compare notes on strategies to combat the opioid epidemic and encourage recovery

Buehler in hot seat over skipping debates

Portland Tribune - News
Knute Buehler has declined invitations for most county-level public forums and debates for the GOP nomination for governor.

Deadline extended for Fairview development incentives

Gresham Outlook - News
City Council could sacrifice $4 million in system development revenue to attract new apartments.

'Inappropriate comment' forces out business lobby president

Portland Tribune - News
Former legislator Mark Johnson of Hood River said he was 'shocked' and 'deeply disappointed' by group's decision to push for his resignation.

Top officials mum on information officer's departure

Portland Tribune - News
Administrators and legislators say next CIO will face challenges updating state's aging technology.

Governor signs Cleaner Air Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
The Cleaner Air Oregon bill will provide residents more information about the health risks of industrial air emissions.

Candidates make their case for labor post

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Val Hoyle and Lou Ogden speak at Washington County Public Affairs Forum; third candidate on May 15 ballot is absent.

Gresham City Council forms housing task force

Gresham Outlook - News
Members to come from various facets of community for new Housing Task Force, city says.

Kate Brown visits Sabin career/technical center in Clackamas

Clackamas Review - News
Governor seeks to boost momentum for funding education in next session of Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers praise funding fix for fighting fires

Gresham Outlook - News
U.S. Forest Service gets access to billions in emergency funds for wildland fires.

What city is luckiest when it comes to Megabucks?

Portland Tribune - News
A review by the Pamplin/EO Capital Bureau shows where winners bought their tickets and how they chose numbers.

'We can fix this broken world'

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego sixth-grader Sonnet Lawson leads 150 people on the 'March for EquALLity' she organized

Pass-through tax bill could be test case

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Brian Boquist says Senate Bill 1528 could be the ideal test case to gain clarity on the definition of a revenue -raising measure.

New initiative targets gun safety, storage rules

Portland Tribune - News
The measure would require that firearms be secured with a trigger or cable lock engaged or in a locked container equipped with a tamper-resistant…

Commission approves Kitzhaber ethics settlement

Portland Tribune - News
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber will have to pay a $20,000 civil penalty for 10 violations of state ethics laws and conflicts of interest related to his…

Fairview seeks to attract 550 more apartments

Gresham Outlook - News
Incentives would let developers avoid at least $4 million in system development charges.

Is 'friendly' annexation too friendly?

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego wants to take a fresh look, but unincorporated residents are unhappy with an initial set of staff recommendations

West Linn releases harassment investigation report

West Linn Tidings - News
Investigator found City Councilor Bob Martin not culpable in 'pervasive' harassment

Troutdale Council ponders fate of abandoned City…

Gresham Outlook - News
Municipal building evacuated in 2011 because of overstressed rafters and roof beams.

'Phantom flusher' eludes officials in $16,000…

Gresham Outlook - News
Paper towels flushed down the toilet cause $16,000 in damages to city's sewage pump.

A roundabout on Halsey? It's proposed

Gresham Outlook - News
Three-city committee for Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village considers dog park, traffic-calming ideas

Circuit court program helps people 'become clean…

Clackamas Review - News
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Michael Wetzel takes over Drug Court from Kathie Steele, first female to be appointed Clackamas County's presiding…

Heavy equipment rental tax heads to Governor's desk

Business Tribune - News
Oregon House and Senate approved HB4139 to simplify an existing complicated tax system

Betty Dominguez appointed to Metro Council

Lake Oswego Review - News
Oak Grove resident will represent Metro District No. 2 for the remainder of the year

Government employee pleads guilty to embezzling…

Portland Tribune - Politics
Linda Hald, former 30-year Community Justice Department employee, pleads to one count, with arrest forthcoming

Lori Chavez-DeRemer plans rematch against Democrat…

Clackamas Review - News
Republican Happy Valley mayor lost 2016 race against freshman legislator 51 to 49 percent

Parrish files for re-election

West Linn Tidings - News
Republican from West Linn hoping for fifth term representing House District 37

Candidates tangle on housing, transportation

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Four seeking to lead Washington County board appear in Tigard at first forum open to the public; they seek the open position in the May 15 primary.

Metro Council set to fill vacant seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Candidates seeking an appointment Thursday will all likely compete for a full term in the May primary

Students take message to Salem: 'Our lives matter'

Lake Oswego Review - News
More than 200 students from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools take their plea for improved school safety to Salem

Rydmark to vie for HD39 seat

Canby Herald - News
He becomes the fourth Republican to register for the coming primary to replace Bill Kennemer

Forest Grove preparing affordable housing 'action…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City councilors and staff discussed some policy options at a 'retreat' Saturday afternoon.

238th Drive rebuild plan spooks area residents

Gresham Outlook - News
Wood Village locals say truck traffic will cause car crashes on Northeast 238th Drive.

WL, LO, Tualatin get to work on potential Stafford…

West Linn Tidings - News
Agreement would lay out how communities would coordinate future development in rural area

Bill expands return-to-play power for kids with…

Portland Tribune - News
A bill headed to the Oregon House adds athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, others to those who can release a student athlete to…

Rep. Diego Hernandez seeks minority input on…

Gresham Outlook - News
Legislation creates committee made of students, educators at state universities.

Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers,…

Portland Tribune - News
Controversial bill passed with 16 votes from Democrats. One Democrat and 12 Republicans voted against it.

Joe Buck kicks off run for Metro

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego city councilor, who is seeking an appointment to replace Carlotta Collette, says he will also run for a full term

Yoshida gets sweeter deal in riverfront property…

Gresham Outlook - News
Troutdale Marketplace owner saves $100,000 in development fees in deal with City Hall.

Rep. Gorsek seeks top spot at MHCC

Gresham Outlook - News
If selected as college president, Troutdale politician would leave seat sought by GOP's Justin Hwang

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

Portland Tribune - News
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

McMenamins: Adopt the Halsey Street plan already

Gresham Outlook - News
Multnomah County's corridor plan dates back to 2005, needs 'fine-tuning' says lawyer Steven Abel.

Home room: Gresham tenants talk rent reform

Gresham Outlook - News
Community Alliance of Tenants, Pueblo Unido PDX discuss rising rents, no-cause evictions.

Accusations of partisanship rile SOS audits chief

Portland Tribune - News
Governor's spokesman tells paper audits are political, but auditors fire back

Dreamers plead to remain: 'not going back into the…

Portland Tribune - News
Undocumented students explain how DACA benefits them at PCC forum, and argue for its reinstatement.

New attack ad slams Brown on day care issues

Portland Tribune - News
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state's day care system.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

Before MeToo movement, there was Bob Packwood

Portland Tribune - News
Women made history when they accused U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Oregon, of sexual harassment.

Kruse resigns over misconduct allegations

Portland Tribune - News
Roseburg Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse continued to deny the allegations of inappropriate touching while tendering his resignation Thursday, Feb. 8. The…

Washington County rural reserve change dies quickly

Portland Tribune - News
A key lawmaker has killed off a proposal to eventually allow urbanization of 1,700 acres in Oregon's Washington County that are currently in a rural…

Mr. Wagner goes to Salem - with a vision

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego's new state senator says education, environment, gun safety are among his top priorities

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon's wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.

Pressure mounts as Kruse stays away from Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
'Building into this idea that this is somehow political games or a political process demeans the victims who waited to be able to speak up until…

Lawmakers seek to close gun loophole

Portland Tribune - News
The proposed law would would prohibit domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Peggy Minter: Heartbeat of the city

Gresham Outlook - News
Newly retired Wood Village councilor, finance director reflects on career with city.

Emmons jumps into crowded City Council race

Portland Tribune - News
Portland architect says homelessness and the affordable housing crisis are his top priorities in Tuesday announcement.

Report: Kruse's 'unwelcome' contact continued…

Portland Tribune - News
The report was made public Tuesday, more than 3 months after the first allegations came to light.

Multnomah candidate Charles McGee drops out

Portland Tribune - News
Portland nonprofit leader says he wants to spend time with family, but paper cites upcoming article

Error reignites Oregon rural dwelling debate

Portland Tribune - News
An error in a 2017 land use bill would allow more 'accessory dwelling units' on Oregon farmland, but lawmakers are being urged to correct the mistake…

Knute Buehler campaign, spokesman part ways

Portland Tribune - News
Jonathan Lockwood, an aggressive communications specialist, is no longer working for the leading Republican gubernatorial candidate

Democrats welcome candidates to run in November…

Sandy Post - News
Candidates for upcoming election stop by Sandy to meet with local party on. Jan. 23.

Audit: 'Inconsistent, disorganized' DHS programs…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Department of Human Services, which oversees the child welfare program, has been 'slow, indecisive and inadequate' in addressing chronic and…

Measure 101 victory doesn't end Medicaid funding…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Health Plan faces shortfalls in 2020 as federal share shrinks and parts of current funding package expire.

Bonamici visits small-business lending platform

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat sees flaws in pending renewal of federal aid to college students; business CEO seeks easier path for businesses to obtain needed…

Lake Oswego's Rob Wagner picked to replace Devlin…

Lake Oswego Review - News
County commissioners vote to appoint the Lake Oswego School Board member, who says he will seek a full term

Leadership differs on scope of legislative session

Portland Tribune - News
House Democrats have big agenda, Senate and Republicans have smaller goals.

Carbon pricing unlikely to pass this year

Portland Tribune - News
Senate leaders doubt bill to charge companies for carbon emissions would have enough votes or time.

Vera Katz celebrated Sunday at public tribute

Portland Tribune - News
Hundreds attend tribute at Portland Art Museum, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, members of congress, current and former members of the City…

Oregon Dreamers heading to State of the Union

Portland Tribune - News
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's decision to boycott the annual address by the president and send immigrant Aldo Solano of Portland inspired other…

Metro bond measure talks hit bumps

Portland Tribune - News
A new plan is needed to woo voters to approve taxes for the Southwest Corridor MAX line.

Audit: Oregon not quite prepared for The Big One

Portland Tribune - News
Auditors warn that 'the effects of a catastrophic event could be even more severe.'

Oregon health reforms get mixed check-up

Portland Tribune - News
The 2011 overhaul of the low-income Oregon Health Plan made progress, but job not done, study says

Bills that could affect most Oregonians

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers have proposed laws, ranging from universal health care to a price on carbon.
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