After Tense Hearing, Oregon Poised To Join National Popular Vote Movement


The hearing was the first time the full Senate heard the proposal to change how Oregon handles presidential elections. It passed easily. 

Milwaukie Mayor Eyeing Rep. Schrader's Oregon Congressional Seat


Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba said Tuesday that he will run against Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader in next year’s Democratic primary.  

Oregon Campaign Finance Reformers Focus On 'Dark Money'


Would-be campaign finance reformers in Oregon say they want to tighten disclosure requirements for nonprofits that run advertising targeting candidates.

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Inslee Visits Portland Electrical Workers Union To Talk Green Jobs

Presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's visit to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48's training center was part of his Climate Mission Tour.

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Portland Students Prepare for Worldwide Climate Strike

Anywhere from a hundred to a few thousand students could gather outside of Portland's City Hall to protest climate change.

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Paid Ballot Postage Has High-Profile Support. Can Oregon Afford It?

It would cost up to $2.9 million — but likely less — to allow Oregonians to mail their ballots for free. 

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'OPB Politics Now:' Governor Jay Inslee’s Presidential Bid And What’s Next For Jeff Merkley

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is out on the presidential campaign trail. And Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has decided it’s not in the cards for him.

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Seeks Re-Election, Won't Run For President In 2020

“My best contribution is to run for re-election and do everything I can to help the Senate be a full partner in addressing the problems before us,” Merkley said in a 4-minute video.  

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Oregon Democratic Chair To Lawmakers: Do What's Needed To End Harassment

The chair of the Oregon Democratic Party urged members of the Oregon state Senate on Monday to “take whatever steps are necessary” to show they are committed to eradicating harassment at the state Capitol.

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Jay Inslee Wants To Be Your Climate President — Here's His Record So Far

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president, and he’s staking his White House claim on his commitment to fighting climate change. Here’s a primer on his environmental efforts so far.

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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.

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'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. 

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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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