Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rachael McDonald

With less than a week to go before Election Day, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart recommends (as of Thursday) voters hand-deliver their ballots to official drop sites instead of putting them in the mail.

Rachael McDonald

Springfield voters are considering a 3-cent gas tax in the November election. The funds will be used to repair the city’s streets.

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

Creswell voters have some important decisions to make concerning public safety and marijuana. If passed, a property tax levy would provide 24-hour police services, something the city currently lacks. Voters will also have the option of reversing the City-imposed ban on marijuana businesses. KLCC’s Kyra Buckley dropped in to learn about those ballot measures and more.

When Kate Brown attended her first Labor Day picnic after becoming governor last year, she spoke for only a few minutes. But union officials who sponsored the event at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland said the governor spent nearly an hour cheerfully shaking the hands of dozens of members waiting in line to get food.

That, said Joe Baessler of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was more important than anything the governor said from the stage.

Brian Bull

Oregon is one of only three states that vote by mail.  Now one of its senators wants to make that a national practice.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more: 

Brian Bull

South Eugene high school held its mock election today.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it lets students cast ballots similar to the general election.  

Brian Bull, National Archives, COP Paris

Election Day gripes have included, “I’m voting for the lesser of two evils” or “I’m only voting for this candidate to keep the other out of office.”  But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a local ballot measure aims to fix this.  

Rachael McDonald

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will retire from her post at the end of the year. With 12 years in office she’s the city’s 2nd longest serving mayor of Eugene.  She spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald.

Rachael McDonald

Recorded on: October 21, 2016

Air Date: October 24, 2016

Eugene City Council Ward One race is the only contested race for Eugene’s eight-person City Council in the 2016 General Election.

The race for the Third Senate District in southern Oregon was triggered by the sudden death in August of Dr. Alan Bates. Bates, a Democrat, was widely respected, especially for his work on health care issues.

Now, Democrat Tonia Moro – an attorney -- and Republican Alan DeBoer -- an auto-dealer -- are each making the case that they are the best choice to succeed Bates in a race that has implications for the balance of power in Salem.

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