An Oregon initiative to ban taxes on the sale of food is primarily aimed at countering attempts to raise corporate taxes. But if it passed, it would also prevent a soda tax.
The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm.
The district was to use these funds to fix and replace water lines to mitigate flooding, update computer equipment, and make energy improvements to the heating, ventilation and electricity systems.
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.
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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.
Washington voters will likely decide in November whether to raise the state minimum wage and require employers to provide paid sick leave.
Portland area voters will be asked Nov. 8 to extend a tax levy to carry on the work called for in a regional parks and nature system plan.
WEDNESDAY: A Washington constitutional amendment would force ballot initiatives to include specific funding plans.
In the rural southwest Oregon communities where marijuana has been cultivated for 30 years, pot producers are divided by the state's recreational marijuana measure.
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.
WEDNESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Measures 91 and 92 could be likely to pass, but the driver card measure may fail by a large margin.