Democrat Tina Kotek will be Oregon’s next governor
Kotek is the longest-serving House Speaker in Oregon history and will be Oregon’s first openly lesbian governor. She has promised a more proactive, but still compassionate, approach to homelessness and crime in Oregon, than her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown.
Oregon House candidate sues Woodburn massage parlor for inappropriate sexual contact
Anthony Medina says a masseuse at the spa propositioned him in February. He is suing to shut the business down.
Democratic Rep. Marty Wilde’s lonely crusade — against his own party
The iconoclastic Eugene lawmaker says he was targeted for taking on gerrymandering. He's calling out his party's way of doing business.
Oregon Democrats revive proposal to give low-wage workers economic impact checks
New plan aims to get $600 checks to nearly 260,000 Oregonians facing economic struggles due to the pandemic.
Oregon House Republicans boycott redistricting session, claim maps are unfair
Despite a new congressional map less tilted in Democrats’ favor, Republicans elected to stall the process.
Lawmakers unveil starkly different plans for redrawing Oregon’s political landscape
The maps released on Friday are just a starting point as lawmakers work to pass a final plan. They could chart wildly divergent political paths for the state.
Oregon House Democrats recognize there’s still ‘work to be done’ in educating colleagues on racial justice
Following controversial speeches on memorials intended to advance racial justice, House Democrats say they’re more committed to equity work than ever
While Oregon’s Legislature feuds, Washington finds a way to work
The two states are both led by strong Democratic majorities and face similar issues. Only one of them is successfully passing legislation.
Fresh off a bruising climate fight, Oregon Democrats set sights on diesel emissions
Two bills unveiled in the last week suggest House Democrats aren't done pushing air quality regulations.
To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022
President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades.