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Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | July 26, 2017 noon | Portland

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Politics | Nation | local | News | Election

Richardson Says No To White House Election Inquiry

OPB | June 30, 2017 2:20 p.m. | Portland

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson faced pressure from other Oregon leaders over a White House request for help with its investigation into alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election.

Politics | local | News | Election

Study: Oregon 'Motor Voter' Program Boosted Turnout And Diversity Of Voters

OPB | June 7, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Portland

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.

Politics | Nation | local | News | Election

Oregon's Congressional Democrats Push For National Vote-By-Mail

OPB | May 25, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

Both of Oregon’s senators and four U.S. representatives announced the introduction of a bill Thursday that would require “every state to provide registered voters the opportunity to vote by mail."

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Klamath Falls Man Launches Effort To Lift City Ban On Recreational Marijuana Sales

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | May 4, 2017 1:28 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

“Any prohibition isn’t keeping people from using marijuana,” Klamath Falls resident Jonah Hakanson said. “It’s keeping a business from existing."

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Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

OPB | March 22, 2017 noon | Portland, Oregon.

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.

Education | Politics | local | News

Should Oregon's Top Education Official Be An Elected Office Again?

OPB | March 17, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregonians to once again vote for the state’s top education official.

Politics | Nation | local | News | Election

No Voter Fraud In Oregon, Says Secretary Of State

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 12:02 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's new secretary of state, Dennis Richardson, says vote-by-mail and Motor Voter help prevent fraud.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Voting In Oregon? All You Need Is 1 Stamp

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

No matter where you live in Oregon, all you need is a single first-class stamp if you want to return your ballot by mail.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Combative Campaigns, Competing Narratives Drive Lopsided Washington Governor's Race

Northwest News Network | Oct. 20, 2016 3:25 p.m.

Washington’s race for governor is a lopsided affair. Incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee has a three-to-one fundraising advantage over Republican challenger Bill Bryant.

Politics | Nation | News | Election | Elections

Report: Trump Losses May Mean He Didn't Pay Taxes For Years

AP | Oct. 1, 2016 9:59 p.m. | Washington

Donald Trump's business losses in 1995 were so large that they could have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as many as 18 years, according to records obtained by The New York Times.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Secretary Of State Candidates Make Their Case In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 4:55 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Three of the candidates for Oregon Secretary of State made their case voters in Eugene on Friday.

Politics | Nation | local | News | Election | Elections

Oregon's Automatic Voter Registration Yields Surge In Registered Voters

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The number of registered voters in the state has increased 14 percent over the past year.

Politics | Nation | local | News | Election | Elections

Oregon Poll: Clinton Leads Trump; Brown Ahead Of Pierce In Governor's Race

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 3:41 p.m. | Portland

The independent poll shows Democratic candidates leading in key Oregon races, but many voters remain undecided.

Politics | local | News | Election

Portland Commissioner Proposes Matching Small Donations

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 noon | Portland

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.  

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Voter Information Not Compromised After Clackamas County Terminal Accessed

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 4:53 p.m. | Portland

A Clackamas County elections computer with a potential security problem did not compromise confidential voter information, county officials said Friday.

News | local | Economy | Election | Business | Elections

Corporate Tax Opponents Rake In Another $1.5 Million In Donations

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 2:42 p.m. | Portland

Opponents of Measure 97 continue on their torrid fundraising pace. Several major companies gave another $1.5 million to defeat a gross receipts tax on large corporations.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

Where Do Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Visit?

Statesman Journal | Sept. 1, 2016 12:52 p.m.

A comparison of campaign stops by gubernatorial candidates Gov. Kate Brown and Dr. Bud Pierce shows two different approaches for winning the election.

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Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 noon

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

Politics | local | News | Election | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Presidential Race In Oregon, Rural Recalls And Alleged Election Violations

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 2:10 p.m.

It's no secret many Oregon Republicans are uneasy about Donald Trump. Multiple rural Oregon communities held recall votes this week. Some allege violations in ballot measure campaigns.