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Politics & Government

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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.

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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.

200 Bernie Supporters Celebrate In Eugene

May 17, 2016
Desmond O'Boyle

About 200 supporters for presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders are celebrating at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene Tuesday night. As results trickled in for Oregon’s Primary, an enthusiastic crowd reacted to live updates their candidate was defeating Hilary Clinton.

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There’s still time to turn in ballots for the Oregon primary election. Ballots are due at official county drop sites by 8 p.m. tonight.

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The Oregon Secretary of State’s office says more than 50,000 new voters have been added to the rolls thanks to the state’s new motor voter law.

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