If Measure 101 Fails, Cuts Could Range From Health Care To Schools


If Measure 101 fails, it will be up to legislators in February to decide how to come up with up to $320 million to protect health care for more than a million Oregonians.

Multnomah County Leader Offers Apology, Directed To Repeat Slur


The rift between Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Commissioner Loretta Smith flared again Thursday, in the wake of Kafoury using vulgarity toward Smith at a meeting last month. 

Meet Julie Parrish, The Architect Of Oregon Measure 101


Oregonians will vote on health care taxes that raise millions for the state’s neediest citizens. Rep. Julie Parrish, a state lawmaker who was once a Medicaid recipient herself, is the reason why.

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'OPB Politics Now': Understanding Measure 101

We explain what Measure 101 would do and dig into what opponents and proponents are saying ahead of the Jan. 23 vote.

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Wyden Calls For Audit Into Zinke's Use Of Wildfire Funds For Unrelated Travel

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s misuse of wildfire preparedness funds after news reports revealed Zinke used the funds for unrelated travel.

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Oregon Measure 101: How Did We Get Here?

Measure 101 asks one seemingly simple question: Do you agree with the way the Oregon Legislature wants to fund Medicaid? The answer is anything but simple.

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Vancouver Port Votes To End Oil Terminal Lease In March

The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put a March 31 end date on a lease with Vancouver Energy.

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'OPB Politics Now': A Look Ahead At 2018

Who will be Oregon’s next governor? Should any Congressional representatives worry about midterm elections? Will Oregon highways get tolls?

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Rep. Greg Walden Navigates Newfound Power, Trump Backlash

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.

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Rural Counties Watch Closely As Douglas County Considers Rezoning Farm Land

Supporters and opponents of the proposal both say it could set a precedent for land use in rural counties. 

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Oregon Drivers Can Obscure Or Black Out Addresses From Documents Under New Law

Legislation passed in the most recent session means the physical location of homes, businesses, post boxes, or where the vehicle is kept can be obscured.

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New Oregon Law On Vehicle Collisions Raises Damage Threshold

Previously under Oregon law, fender-benders with damage under $1,500 didn’t have to be reported. That’s been the threshold since 2004. But recent legislation means as of Jan. 1 the amount is now $2,500.

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Commissioner Wants Public Hearing On Multnomah County Election Rules

Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegman wants her board to clarify when commissioners need to resign before seeking another elected office.

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