Oregon Takes 1st Major Step Toward Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms


Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psilocybin mushrooms legal.

Progressive Group Turned In Nearly 100 Ballots Late, Complaint Says


According to a complaint filed last week, officials with the group Our Oregon said they found the box of ballots after election night had passed. 

Kate Brown’s Chance To Make Her Mark On Oregon


Before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the conversation was about whether Kate Brown has a vision. Now, the question is what kind of legacy she might be able to craft as Oregon governor.

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2 Kate Brown Appointees Lose In Oregon Judicial Elections

Linn Circuit Judge Fay Stetz-Waters and Wallowa-Union Circuit Judge Mona Williams — two Gov. Kate Brown appointees — were defeated Tuesday.

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Dominant Election Gives Oregon Democrats Clearer Path On Policies

Democrats now have supermajorities in the Oregon House and Senate, adding muscle to their policy goals next year. 

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Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Wins Tough Re-Election Campaign

Voters in southwest Washington are sending U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler back to Washington, D.C. 

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Voters In Washington Just Approved Some Of The Nation’s Strictest Gun Laws

The only statewide gun legislation on the ballot this Election Day was approved by 60 percent of Washington voters. Initiative 1639 will tighten laws on semi-automatic rifles in the state.

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Lane County Effort To Change Voting System Fails

An effort to change the way people are elected in Lane County, Oregon, failed in Tuesday's election. 

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Bend Favors Sally Russell In Packed Mayoral Race

Sally Russell led in early results to be Bend's next mayor, the first person directly elected to that job in nearly a century.  

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Republican Cheri Helt Wins Oregon House District 54 Race

The House seat representing Central Oregon in the statehouse will remain in Republican hands.

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Portland Voters Pass Campaign Finance Limits

Portland voters have passed a campaign finance measure that limits large contributions in political campaigns and requires candidates in city elections to disclose their funders in advertisements.

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Portland-Area Voters Pass $653 Million Affordable Housing Bond

Voters in the Portland metro area approved a $652.8 million bond measure to build more affordable housing — and, in the process, embrace a new regional approach to the housing crisis.

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Oregon Voters Trounce Ballot Measure That Sought To Curb State Funding Of Abortion

An underfunded group of abortion opponents put Measure 106 on the Oregon ballot, despite the state's frequent past resistance to adopting new restrictions on abortion.

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