Measure 17-63 Seeks to Ban Pesticides

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. –  Josephine County voters will decide whether or not to drastically change pesticide use in the county. The measure, initiated by the Freedom from Pesticides Alliance, will ban all pesticides used by government and corporate agencies. Measure 17-63 asks voters if widely used pesticides by large agencies should be outlawed in the county. … Continue reading »

Measure 88 Forum in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Anyone who is looking to find out more information about Measure 88 on the upcoming ballot can attend a forum Tuesday night. Measure 88 would allow the DMV to issue “driver cards,” an alternative driver license to Oregon residents without having to prove legal presence in the United States. Sen. Lee Beyer … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Candidates Debate

SUNRIVER, Ore. — Oregon voters got the chance to hear what the candidates for governor have to say about the state’s many pressing issues. From the legalization of recreational marijuana to the Cover Oregon debacle, incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson had their first televised debate in Sunriver Friday. Perhaps the most … Continue reading »

SPS Asks Voters to Pass Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is asking voters once again to pass a bond measure for the second time in a year. The last measure failed by about 500 votes. The school board approved a measure in August to put a $71.5 million bond on the November ballot. That’s about $10 million more … Continue reading »

Unregistered Voters to Receive Postcards

SALEM, Ore. — Unregistered Oregon voters should expect to get a postcard in the mail this week. Election officials say 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver license or state ID card will be getting postcards reminding them to register if they haven’t already. Officials say it’s all part of an effort to expand participation. If … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Qualifies for Election

MEDFORD, Ore. – The measure to require Oregon to label genetically modified products was approved for the November ballot on Wednesday. The Secretary of State’s Office said the near 119,000 signatures turned in for the initiative were validated. They said just over 87,000 were needed to qualify, and it only took campaigners six weeks to … Continue reading »

$34M LBCC Bond Measure to go on Ballot

ALBANY, Ore. — Voters in the Linn-Benton Community College District will be asked to approve a bond measure in November, to help expand some of the college’s programs. On Wednesday, the Board of Education unanimously agreed to send the $34 million bond measure to voters who live in the college’s district, mainly in Linn and … Continue reading »

Romney Tops New Hampshire 2016 GOP Poll

(CNN) — Mitt Romney has said he’s not running again for president in 2016, but he’s already been pegged as an early favorite in the primary state of New Hampshire. A Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey released Thursday, shows Romney as the Republican frontrunner with 24% support. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a distant 2nd … Continue reading »

Lane County Ballot Recount Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday we should know the results of two recounts as officials in Lane County work to finalize two commissioner races. The elections office finished the east Lane County commissioner races Tuesday. It will work on the west Lane County race Wednesday and should finish up the count by Thursday. Five teams of … Continue reading »

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