Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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A coalition of labor, community, and health groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to ensure residents’ basic rights and opportunities are protected under the Trump administration.

Rachael McDonald

A Coos County Judge says he can’t rule now on a proposed land swap involving the City of Eugene and Lane County. This is the latest in the saga involving Eugene City Hall.

John Ryan / KUOW

Two campaigns on the ballot this year in Washington state stood out for failing despite spending lots of money. One is Hillary Clinton’s. Her campaign raised twice as much as Donald Trump’s.
The other defeat hasn’t made big headlines. KUOW investigative reporter John Ryan brings us the story of Initiative 1464, the clean-elections initiative that big money couldn’t pass.

Brian Bull

The Southern Poverty Law Center says nearly 900 hate incidents -- including those its researchers have tracked against Trump supporters -- have been reported since the election, with 33 in Oregon.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s a high rate given the state population.  

The recent election saw California and three other states join Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska in legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Four more states voted for medical cannabis, as well.

But the burgeoning cannabis industry has relied on an Obama Administration policy of tolerating state laws that regulate a drug that’s still federally illegal. With a new administration taking over in Washington DC, what does this mean for legal pot?

Flickr.com's Gage Skidmore

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump alternately embraced and bashed the media.  And many Trump followers criticized reporters, pushing Trump’s narrative that reporters were allied with Hillary Clinton, Democrats, and establishment Republicans.  

Flickr.com's hjl

Before Election Day, we talked with a University of Oregon journalism professor on the “Electionland” project, where social media reports on voter issues were checked and verified in real time.  KLCC's Brian Bull has this follow-up. 

Brian Bull

The contest for Eugene City Council Ward 1 finally has a winner.  Emily Semple pulled a slim margin of victory over Joshua Skov, with just over 50 percent of the vote.

Brian Bull

After a long night of uncertainty, the tight race for House District 14 is over…with Democrat Julie Fahey as the winner.

Rachael McDonald

A measure that supporters say would have saved Douglas County Libraries failed to pass in Tuesday’s election. Measure 10-145 would have created a special funding district to finance the library system.

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