Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 Monday to use urban renewal funds for four downtown projects.

Corvallis City Club

The City of Corvallis now has proportionately more Democrats than the City of Eugene, recently edging out the larger city. It's been a big, although gradual change.

Senator Merkley

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley visited the University of Oregon campus today (Tuesday). He spoke to constitutional law students about the Senate's refusal to hold hearings on the President's Supreme Court nominee. 


Voters in Cottage Grove could decide to tax marijuana sold in the city. Monday city councilors voted to place a 3-percent pot tax on the November ballot.

OSU Extension

Tuesday, Lane County voters approved a property tax levy for Oregon State University Extension by 70 percent.

Hood River County Voters Approve Water Bottling Ban

May 18, 2016

Hood River County voters have approved a ban on commercial water bottling, blocking a $50 million bottling plant Nestle wants to build in the Columbia River Gorge.

Early results showed 69 percent of county voters approving a measure that restricts the production and transportation of bottled water to less than 1,000 gallons a day from any Hood River County water source. That would effectively block Nestle’s plans to build a plant in Cascade Locks that would bottle more than 100 million gallons of water a year.

Tiffany Eckert

There were five candidates running for Eugene Mayor but it quickly came down to two. Elections results give Lucy Vinis the victory over closest competitor, Mike Clark. Early numbers showed (Tuesday) Vinis captured a majority of the votes, preventing a run-off in the general election.

Vinis celebrated with fellow Democrats at the Wild Duck in the University District in Eugene. The progressive candidate was happy with the turn-out.

Rachael McDonald

Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in the Oregon Primary Tuesday. But her supporters are confident she will be the Democratic Presidential nominee.

Rachael McDonald

As expected, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump was the winner in Oregon's primary Tuesday.  Trump supporters gathered at a victory party in Eugene to watch returns.

Eugene Celebrates Sanders' Win In Oregon

May 17, 2016
Desmond O'Boyle

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Oregon’s Democratic Presidential primary, Tuesday night. About 200 supporters celebrated at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene.