Politics & Government

Politics & Government

City of Sweet Home

For a small community in Linn County, the outcome of the November Special Election could have huge consequences. Sweet Home voters are considering two local option levies to fund city services.

Benton County’s Board of Commissioners voted this week to set up a reserve account to repay funds owed to Hewlett-Packard. The county will pay the company over one million dollars in interest from an earlier tax dispute.

Tiffany Eckert

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 Wednesday to slow down discussion of zoning changes in south Eugene.

Ballots Should Have Arrived Tuesday

Oct 21, 2015

Ballots for the November 3rd special election were sent out last week. They should now be in the hands of eligible voters in Oregon.  

Democratic Party of Oregon

The current Treasurer of Oregon's Democratic Party officially kicked off her campaign for State Representative in House District 14, Friday.

Re-Election Campaign

State Representative Val Hoyle filed Thursday to run for Oregon Secretary of State in the 2016 election. Hoyle is in her third term representing West Eugene and Junction City in the legislature.

City of Eugene

Eugene's City Council will likely not pursue a total fireworks ban, but it wants increased enforcement against those who use already-illegal fireworks next year.


Oregon’s new sick time law goes into effect at the beginning of next year. The state is seeking public input to clarify rules pertaining to the law.


A group called "Citizens for Protecting Corvallis" wants to see regulations on where homeless shelters can open and how they operate. A petition committee has begun collecting signatures to get an initiative on the ballot.

Supporters of the petition say shelters for the homeless should not be located in the downtown core of Corvallis. They also want to see sobriety requirements to limit what they call "damp" shelters. Paul Cauthorn is a chief petitioner who lives a couple blocks from the "Men's Winter Shelter" on 4th Street.

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Tuesday, October 13th is the last day for Oregonians to register to vote or update voter information before the November 3rd election.