The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm.
Portland's on-again, off-again relationship with public campaign financing is back on.
There’s a lot of talk about “dark money” in politics these days. That’s money raised and spent by so-called “social welfare” organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors.
Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants to revive publicly financed elections. She's proposing a matching fund designed to make small donations count for more.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz is leading an effort to revive a public finance system, but with stronger oversight and tougher penalties for violators than what Portland abandoned in 2010.
Though the Indiana governor has deep connections to the powerful tax-exempt groups led by the billionaire brothers, the Koch money network maintains its focus will be protecting the Republican Senate.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will deliver the 2016 State of the State address this Friday in Portland. It's her second one since taking office last year.
The Washington Legislature has adjourned. And now the campaign season has begun. Within hours of the final gavels falling Tuesday night, fundraising pleas went out.
Is GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign focus on public lands a sign that the West's natural resources will be an election-cycle issue?
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Three of four Oregon cities received top marks for LGBT inclusion, according to the third annual Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index.
The Center for Public Integrity is out with a report that shows Oregon’s (and to a lesser degree Washington’s) ballot initiatives are attracting big outside money.
Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food sold in Oregon containing genetically engineered ingredients.
As Oregon lawmakers prepared for a special session in September to pass the “grand bargain” package of legislation, records show out-of-state agribusiness companies made more than $125,000 in campaign contributions across the state.
Republican Representative Dennis Richardson of Central Point has raised 42,000 dollars since announcing his gubernatorial candidacy in July.