Last Push to the Primary

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Primary Election is May 20, and candidates are touring the state greeting voters. Dr. Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stopped in Eugene Thursday to meet and talk with residents at McMenamin’s. You may have seen her commercials talking about how she plans to push for an … Continue reading »

Both Sides of GMO Issue Rally in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two rallies on both sides of the GMO debate were only separated by about an hour Tuesday morning in downtown Medford. Supporters of Measure 15-119, which would ban the growing of genetically modified crops in Jackson County, hit the streets across from Medford City Hall around 10:30 a.m. Supporters chanted and waved … Continue reading »

Super PACs Spend Big in Oregon Primary

SALEM, Ore. — Super PACs are spending big in Oregon’s republican primary this election. According to campaign finance records, three super political action committees and one traditional political action committee have reported spending more than $900,000 to either support or oppose State Representative Jason Conger and Portland physician Monica Wehby. The money was paid for … Continue reading »

Fire Department Seeks New Station

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg’s fire chief says Wednesday’s fire at Smucker Pelleting is a perfect example of why the town needs voters to approve a new fire station in a few weeks. The $4.2 million bond measure is on the May ballot. The fire chief says the current station doesn’t have a live-in area, it … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. – Voters have one more day to register for the primary elections. The primaries are on May 20, but the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 29. Residents have until 4 p.m. to submit a paper form to the Lane County Elections Board. Voters can also submit the form online at oregonvotes.org by midnight … Continue reading »

School, Fire Measures on May Ballot

ELMIRA, Ore. — March 20 is the last day for counties to file for measures ahead of the May primary election. One of the largest measures to hit the May ballot is a $26.7 million school bond to renovate facilities in the Fern Ridge School District 28-J. Most of the money would help replace most … Continue reading »

4J Board May Ask Voters to Renew Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board’s may ask voters to renew a local option levy that’s scheduled to expire in June. The school board talked about the importance of the levy originally approved 14 years ago during Wednesday night’s board meeting. Taxpayers have been paying for it ever since, at a rate of $1.50 … Continue reading »

Forum for East Lane Commissioner Seat

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re starting the countdown to election season and Tuesday was an early start to one race. Three Lane County Commissioner seats are opening up this year. While there’s still a week left to file a petition to be a candidate, the east Lane County seat already has five applicants, including the incumbent. … Continue reading »

Coburg Holds Recall Election

COBURG, Ore. — The City of Coburg is awaiting the final tallies in a recall election Tuesday, after a resident filed a petition to get rid of the mayor and two city councilors. It all started after a resident filed paperwork claiming two city councilors mis-managed money for a wastewater project and that the mayor … Continue reading »

Lawmakers to Hold Short Session

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers will meet in Salem Monday for the Oregon’s second annual legislative short session. The session is set to last just 35 days. Several hot button issues face lawmakers, including marijuana legalization. Senator Floyd Prozankski will introduce a bill that would ask voters whether they want to legalize recreational use of … Continue reading »

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