Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Chris Lehman

Oregon voters have elected a Democrat as governor eight times in a row. Republicans are getting a bonus shot at the state's top office thanks to the resignation of John Kitzhaber last year. GOP voters chose Salem doctor Bud Pierce to break their party's three-decade long losing streak.

Brian Bull

With Election Day edging closer, state and county officials are making sure Oregonians know where to drop off their ballots…and at what stage their ballots are in the tallying process. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

President Obama Endorses Kate Brown For Governor

Oct 20, 2016
Pablo Martinez Monsivais

President Barack Obama is coming to the political aid of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Jeff Mapes reports that the president praises her legislative success in a new video.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face the public on Wednesday, October 19, for the final presidential debate before the Election.  KLCC is airing the debate live at 6 pm, followed by NPR analysis.

Follow along with NPR's Live Debate Fact Check below, providing live annotation with added analysis, context and fact checking during the debate.

House District 14 represents the communities of West Eugene, Bethel, and Junction City. This year’s candidates make the race for the position of state representative most unusual: neither is an incumbent, although both have local political experience.

Edward Teague / WEGroup Architects & Planners

The conversation about a new Eugene City Hall keeps getting more complicated. At a City Council work session Wednesday councilors expressed interest in revisiting the EWEB building. Moving city hall there was rejected several years ago because of cost.

Measure 97: How We Got Here

Oct 10, 2016

Oregonians face a major reckoning this fall about the services and programs they’d like to have — and the taxes they’re willing to pay to have them.

Measure 97, on the Nov. 8 ballot, would raise some $3 billion a year in new revenue by raising taxes on large corporations’ gross receipts. That’s enough money to swell the state’s budget by roughly a third.

But the measure has also sparked one of the most expensive election fights Oregon has ever seen.

Recorded on: October 7, 2016

Air Date: October 10, 2016

On November 8, Oregon voters will elect a Representative from the 4th Congressional District in Oregon. The district includes Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg, and part of Corvallis. The 2016 three-way contest is between Peter DeFazio, a Springfield Democrat who has served in Congress from the 4th District since 1986; Art Robinson, the Cave Junction Republican challenger; Gil Guthrie, representing the Libertarian Party; and Mike Beilstein, from Corvallis, representing the Pacific Green Party.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head in the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9.  KLCC is airing the debate live at 6 pm, followed by NPR analysis.

OREGON PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS:
National and state results as of 2 p.m. May 19th, 2016
City and county results as of 3 a.m. May 18th, 2016

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