Portland City Council hopeful Rene Gonzalez was slapped with a hefty fine Tuesday for failing to report the steep discount on rent he has received on his campaign office from real estate company Schnitzer Properties Management.
Conspiracies about rigged elections are now believed by millions of people in the United States, and conferences being held across the country that feature prominent figures pushing such theories are one reason why.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida, putting him in position to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis this fall in a campaign that the Republican incumbent is eyeing as the first step toward a potential White House run.
A measure to prevent legislative walkouts has qualified for the Oregon ballot, after supporters submitted their signatures in late May, well ahead of the Friday, July 8 deadline. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart joins us to tell us more about this measure and a gun safety measure which could also be headed to the Oregon ballot.