Senior Political Reporter
Jeff Mapes is a senior political reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Previously, Jeff covered state and national politics for The Oregonian for nearly 32 years. He has covered numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and ballot measure campaigns, as well as many sessions of the Legislature, stretching back to 1985.
Jeff graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in journalism.
An avid bike commuter, Jeff is the author of the 2009 book, "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities."
A tough-on-immigration group says it will have to toss about 8,000 signatures it collected on a measure to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law.
Oregon's only congressional Republican, Rep. Greg Walden, has more influence than he's ever had before. But he's also getting criticism like never before.
Oregon was on the cusp of gaining a sixth congressional seat after the 2010 Census. But the state appears to have a strong chance of getting one after the 2020 Census.
While Democrats worried about the impact of the House bill on Oregon, Republican Greg Walden says he is convinced it will spur the economy.
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed health care tax on the Oregon ballot disagree about impact on Medicaid recipients.
The spokesman for Oregon Rep. Greg Walden on Friday clarified the circumstances around the congressman's exit from the conference committee on the Republican tax-cut bill.
Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument?
Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of just six Democrats voting Wednesday for a bill that would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry in all states.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, is being replaced on the tax bill conference committee by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan.
According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage.
We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.
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