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.
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.
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.
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."
“Any prohibition isn’t keeping people from using marijuana,” Klamath Falls resident Jonah Hakanson said. “It’s keeping a business from existing."
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.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregonians to once again vote for the state’s top education official.
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.
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.
A Clackamas County elections computer with a potential security problem did not compromise confidential voter information, county officials said Friday.
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.
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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.
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.