A new study finds that Oregon's "motor voter" program helped increase voter participation and drove turnout among younger, minority, rural and low-income voters.
Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.
Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.
NW Life | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon
Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.
Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland ElectionsOPB | Sept. 13, 2016 noon
We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.
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.
Voters in Washington state have a political homework assignment that has nothing to do with the conventions — and it’s due August 2.
Politics | local | News | Election | Think Out LoudOPB | May 17, 2016 8 a.m.
We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.
We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.
We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."
Politics | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 12, 2016 12:15 p.m.
Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.
Politics | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 4, 2016 12:06 p.m.
We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will campaign in Vancouver, Seattle and Spokane on Sunday, March 20. His visit comes ahead of the Democratic caucus on March 26.
Oregon's presidential primary may matter this year. But a record-high percentage of voters are registered as non-affiliated or with third parties that can't vote in primaries.
This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we analyze primary election results, delve into the President's Supreme Court nominee, and talk to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
Oregon voters are worried about their own finances and skeptical of new taxes, according to a new poll. But they believe corporations pay too little.