Oregon Progressive Group Faces Steep Fines For Ballot Gaffe


Defend Oregon, one of Oregon's most powerful political groups, might have to pay nearly $100,000 for failing to turn in ballots on time.

'OPB Politics Now:' Oregon Governor Kate Brown Pushing Campaign Finance Change


Oregon Governor Kate Brown is pushing legislators to adopt new limits on big money in state campaigns. 

Sen. Jeff Merkley Raises Doubts About Running For President


Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says he now plans to decide whether to run for president by the end of March.

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Jo Ann Hardesty, 1st Woman Of Color On Portland City Council, Takes Office

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty took the oath of office Wednesday, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the city council.   

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OPB's Top 10 Stories Of 2018 (Plus A Few More)

What will we choose to remember about the year 2018 and why will we remember it? We consider those questions as our latest revolution around the sun comes to a close.

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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.

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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. 

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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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