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There's history behind the pocket Constitutions occupiers carried at the refuge.

Oregon’s long history of enabling extremists

The president faces an article of impeachment for inciting a riot in the U.S. Capitol, but the insurrection that unfolded last week was in step with extremist actions long tolerated and even encouraged by some Oregon Republicans.


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Sen. Ron Wyden addressed constituents' questions at a town hall held at Tigard High School's Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard, Ore., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2020. Wyden spoke about topics ranging from health care to the conflicts with Iran.

US Sen. Ron Wyden will seek reelection in 2022

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, 71, ended speculation that he might be considering retirement after this term: "Of course I'm running."




In November, anti-tax activist Tim Eyman announced he's running for governor. On Friday, a Thurston County Judge found that Eyman has repeatedly concealed contributions related to his initiative campaigns.

Eyman trial over campaign funds paused because of illness

A Thurston County Superior Court judge has paused a civil trial involving anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman after a state attorney informed the court that a family member of a member of its legal team had become ill.



Ballot box at Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis

Ranked-choice voting gets 1st use in Benton County, proponents aim for statewide adoption

Voters in Benton County approved ranked choice voting for county races in 2016, and it was utilized for the first time in the 2020 election. Now, voting rights advocates want to expand ranked choice voting statewide in upcoming elections. We speak to Blair Bobier, one of the chief petitioners for Benton County’s ranked choice measure, and Samantha Gladu, executive director for Next Up, a nonprofit devoted to promoting civic engagement.




Oregon’s 4th Congressional District draws national attention

Voters in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District haven’t sent a Republican to Congress since 1972. But the current race between incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, and GOP challenger Alek Skarlatos is drawing national attention to a degree not recently seen in the district.

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