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, but cannot prove they are legally in the country. Those opposed to … Continue reading »

Senator Merkley Visits UO

EUGENE, Ore. — A popular figure in the Democratic Party visited Eugene. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, stopped by the University of Oregon campus Monday morning to give a boost to Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley’s re-election bid. Hundreds of people showed up. Warren calls Merkley an important partner in her fight for tougher financial … Continue reading »

Sen. Merkley to Host Rally at UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Sen. Jeff Merkley is hosting a rally at University of Oregon Monday. Sen. Merkley is joined by fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts. She is in Oregon to support his re-election. The two say they want to continue their push in the Senate to make banking safer and make college more … Continue reading »

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 »

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