Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Greg Keene / Benton County

Benton County  Commissioners this week (12/20) officially declared themselves a “sanctuary” county.

On December 19, members of the Electoral College will cast the votes that actually decide who will be President of the United States. While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Donald Trump received the majority of electoral votes, making him the winner of the general election. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert has this refresher on our national system of representation and how two electors plan to vote.

Larry Koester / Flickr.com

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is joining a chorus of Congressional delegates concerned over alleged Russian interference with the 2016 election.

Rachael McDonald

Recorded on: December 9, 2016

Air Date: December 12, 2016

In the final month of a 12-year run as Mayor of Eugene, Kitty Piercy will share her experience as mayor of one of the largest cities in Oregon.

Rachael McDonald

The location and cost of a future Eugene City Hall is still in question as Councilors heard reports on different scenarios Monday evening.

Matt Johnson / Flickr.com

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?

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