School District to Put Out Bond Measure

YONCALLA, Ore. — A Douglas County School District is moving forward with a school bond measure on the November ballot. “We’ve got to come up with a plan with the community and the board to build this school,” said bond supporter Robert Adkisson. Those were Adkisson’s last words, spoken at a Yoncalla School District board … Continue reading »

GMO Issue on Benton County Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A measure to ban GMOs out in the open will be on Benton County ballots in May. Last month, Benton Food Freedom submitted an initiative to get the measure on the ballot. It had enough valid signatures to move ahead. Organizers say the measure is about protecting area soil, water, air, and … Continue reading »

Voters to Determine Vehicle Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — Come May, it will be up to voters to determine if Lane County will be implementing a vehicle registration fee. The Lane County Board of Commissioners set the process into motion Tuesday morning. The board talked about how it wanted to move forward with the ordinance, which meant a long discussion on … Continue reading »

Yes on Measure 92 Supporters Concede

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of a measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods in Oregon are conceding defeat. The Yes on 92 campaign says there are no other legal options left that could lead them to victory. Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. With just … Continue reading »

‘Yes on 92′ Protests Ballot Recount

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of the Yes on 92 campaign protested outside of the Lane County Election’s Office Tuesday, asking for more than 4,000 votes across the state that had signature issues to be counted. Protesters say of the 4,600 ballots not counted in the state, 480 were not counted in Lane County. Measure 92 … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount Begins

SALEM, Ore. — The hand recount of Measure 92 begins Tuesday. All 36 of Oregon’s counties will participate in the recount pertaining to the GMO labeling measure. The most recent tally shows those against the measure are ahead by 812 votes. Last week, the secretary of state issued the directive to county clerks to conduct … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official–there will be a recount for Measure 92, the labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the latest numbers, it failed by 809 votes. That’s within the threshold of an automatic recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to start next week. Recounts rarely create a significant change in the … Continue reading »

Oregon Voter Turnout Numbers

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1.5 million voters cast their ballots in Oregon for this year’s midterm elections. Turnout ranged from a high of 81 percent in Lake County to a low of 61 percent in Umatilla County. The two largest counties, Multnomah and Washington, both had turnout of 67 percent. In Benton County voter … Continue reading »

Measure 91 Breakdown

EUGENE, Ore. — Under Measure 91, Oregonians 21 years and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1, 2015. Also beginning July 1, 2015, adults will be able to carry up to 1 oz. legally and can have up to 8 oz. at home. Each household will be allowed to grow … Continue reading »

LBCC Bond Measure Passing

ALBANY, Ore. — A bond measure to expand programs at Linn-Benton Community College is unofficially passing, as of midnight Tuesday night. The $34 million bond measure is passing by 1,150 votes. In Linn County, more than 58 percent of voters rejected the measure; however, in Benton County, more than 64 percent of its voters favored it. The … Continue reading »

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