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Oregon's Closest Primary Race Could Take Time To Find A Winner


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.

'OPB Politics Now': The Changing Demographic Of Oregon Politics


Pundits are calling this the year of the woman in politics. But in Oregon, this demographic shift has been years in the making.

Brown And Buehler Hoping For Nod From Independent Party Of Oregon


The Independent Party of Oregon nomination remains undecided.

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Oregon Governor's Tax Proposal Faces Criticism From All Sides

The governor has called a special session on May 21 in hopes of passing a tax break for roughly 12,000 businesses. 

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A Tax Break For Electric Car Buyers In Washington Ends May 31

Washington drivers who are thinking about buying an electric car would be wise to get down to a dealership in the next two weeks. That's because a...

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Paris Train Hero Alek Skarlatos To Run For Douglas County Commissioner

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.

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Reedsport And Drain Voters Approve Library Districts

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.

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Bend Approves Measure To Directly Elect Its Mayor

Voters approved Measure 9-118 Tuesday to amend the city charter and shift Bend away from mayors appointed by city council to directly elected ones.

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Primary Results: Democratic Women Prevail In Pennsylvania Contests

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.

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With 60 Killed In Gaza, UN Rights Commissioner Criticizes Israel

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.

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Smith, Hardesty Advance To November Runoff For Portland Council Seat

Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty are headed for a November runoff for the open seat on Portland’s City Council. 

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Meet The Portland Man Who's Part Of A National Movement Of Deaf Candidates

Philip Wolfe is challenging sitting Portland commissioner Nick Fish. He's using his campaign to raise the profile of Portland's deaf community.

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McLeod-Skinner Nominated To Take On Walden For Oregon Congressional Seat

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.