High School Holds Mock Election

EUGENE, Ore. — They aren’t even allowed to vote yet, but students at South Eugene High School are already diving into their civic duty. For the first time, the school held a mock election for the general election, so they aren’t expecting as big of a turnout. They’re voting on the races for governor, Senate … Continue reading »

Your Voice, Your Vote: Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the biggest issue on the November ballots in Oregon is Measure 91 and the vote to legalize recreational marijuana. We traveled Vancouver, Washington to hear how decriminalization has been handled there. We also spent time talking with city officials, law enforcement, and residents to hear how the community is handling … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber Support Drops In Recent Poll

EUGENE, Ore. — If the results of a recent Survey USA poll keep through election day, challenger Dennis Richardson will likely come out on top due to the scandal surrounding current Governor John Kitzhaber’s fiance, Cylvia Hayes. Most recently in the headlines are allegations that she was in on a pot farm buy in Washington. … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Pot Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are beating the ballot with marijuana sales tax. They voted four to one in favor of taxing recreational pot, should Measure 91 pass on Nov. 4. Commissioners were quick to vote because a clause in Measure 91 bans counties and cities from implementing their own taxes. With the measure … Continue reading »

Interviews: Monica Wehby; Jeff Merkley

EUGENE, Ore. — The upcoming mid-term election in Oregon happens Nov. 4. As part of our Your Voice, Your Vote special coverage, we have exclusive interviews with U.S. Senate┬ácandidates Dr. Monica Wehby (R) and incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D). KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper spoke with them. Wehby’s interview was recorded Oct. 3. Merkley’s … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Due Tuesday

SALEM, Ore. — Election Day is less than a month away, and Tuesday is the last day to register to vote. People can either go online, submit a voter registration form directly to the elections office, or mail in a registration card with a postmark no later than Oct. 14. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Rick Steves Supports Measure 91

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Rick Steves, known for his famous travel shows, is making his way through Oregon to promote the legalization of recreational marijuana. On Thursday afternoon, he made a stop in Corvallis. He addressed at least 100 people, arguing the state pays too much money locking up marijuana smokers when law enforcement should focus … Continue reading »

Eugene Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is the latest to talk about taxing the recreational use of marijuana, as voters across the state prepare to decide whether to approve it. Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to have a public hearing on a county tax later this month. On Wednesday, with a … Continue reading »

Measure 88: Driver Cards

MEDFORD, Ore. — State Ballot Measure 88 was created in response to Senate Bill 833, passed and signed into law in 2013. The law allows the state to give out driver cards, not licenses, to people who meets all other identification and driving qualifications,┬ábut cannot prove they are legally in the country. Those opposed to … Continue reading »

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