In Deschutes County’s House District 53, Redmond real estate agent Jack Zika leads conservative activist Ben Schimmoller by just 11 votes in the Republican primary.
Pundits are calling this the year of the woman in politics. But in Oregon, this demographic shift has been years in the making.
The governor has called a special session on May 21 in hopes of passing a tax break for roughly 12,000 businesses.
The run for office is the latest adventure for Skarlatos, a hometown hero known for his role in taking down a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train in 2015.
Voters approved the Drain-area North Douglas Library District in a 76 percent to 24 percent vote, and the Reedsport-area Lower Umpqua Library District in a 57.6 percent to 42.4 percent vote, as of Wednesday morning.
Seats critical to the Democrats' calculus for winning back the House were on the line Tuesday night, including many in Pennsylvania. The state's congressional districts were redrawn this spring.
Attempts to cross or damage a fence "are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition," the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty are headed for a November runoff for the open seat on Portland’s City Council.
Philip Wolfe is challenging sitting Portland commissioner Nick Fish. He's using his campaign to raise the profile of Portland's deaf community.
Democrat Jaime McLeod-Skinner triumphed over six rivals to win the party's nomination to take on GOP Rep. Greg Walden in Oregon's vast — and conservative — Second Congressional District.