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Opening the Tax Floodgates

Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.


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Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new laws. Many states saw Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.


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Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business, 3E Strategies. She has carried the designation of adviser to her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber. And she�   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Border Story

Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.


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We’ve long known voters in East Portland tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters on eithe   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Endorsements 2014


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For the full Endorsement Guide, go here.CONGRESS U.S. Senate: Jeff Merkley (D) U.S. Rep. 1st District: Suzanne Bonamici (D) U.S. Rep. 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D) U.S. Rep. 5th District: Ku   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Post Time

Some Republicans wince as a controversial radio host seeks election to the Oregon House.


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Tina Kotek made history Jan. 14, 2013, when she was sworn in as speaker of the Oregon House to become the first openly lesbian leader of a state legislature in the U.S. In the Capitol that day   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Body Double Standard

How Legacy Health’s acquisition of cadavers—now under FBI investigation—escaped state scrutiny.


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In the spring of 2013, Portland hospital system Legacy Health launched a body donation program to obtain cadavers for surgical training.  That June, the Oregon Legislature passed a law    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AARON MESH, KATE WILLSON

Just Say No Redux

Taxpayers will pay for an anti-drug campaign—timed to hit just before the November vote on legalizing pot.


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Legal weed is coming to Oregon—that’s the conventional wisdom anyway. A recent poll shows eight of 10 Oregonians believe it’s a matter of when, not if, voters erase laws against recreati   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 KATE WILLSON

On Shaky Ground

Lawmakers are readying the state Capitol for a massive earthquake. They haven’t prepared Oregon schools.


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Seven years ago, the state identified 275 public school buildings that, without safety upgrades, were sure to collapse when the next big earthquake shakes Oregon.   The state Legislature    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Don't Bogart That Tax

Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.


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Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to regulate and tax weed sales. But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 AARON MESH

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.


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What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 SAMI EDGE, REBECCA TURLEY
 

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