Special Election Voting Deadline Nears

EUGENE, Ore. — The May 21 Special Election is just days away. The Lane County Elections Office suggests you mail your ballot in by Thursday, May 16. But that’s not the official deadline. Voters can drop their ballots off at the elections office right up until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Lane County clerk says the … Continue reading »

May Special Election Ballots Arriving

EUGENE, Ore. — There is one week to go until the May Special Election. Ballots are arriving daily. So far, in Benton County nearly 8 percent of registered voters have turned in ballots. In Coos County, 11.6 percent have turned in ballots. The voter return in Douglas County as of Monday is 16 percent. In … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Gets 2 New Members

CRESWELL, Ore. — The city of Creswell has two new council members, following nearly a month of drama with the city government. The decision came down Thursday night during the city council meeting. Brent Gifford and Adam Pelatt begin their duties next week. A few weeks ago, the city manager and two council members walked … Continue reading »

UO Student Group Files Bribery Grievance

EUGENE, Ore. — Four days into campaigning a University of Oregon, student group has filed a grievance against another student organization for bribery. Ducks for a Difference claims United Oregon is offering free T-shirts in exchange for votes. The grievance notes United Oregon is in severe violation of campaign rules. Here’s what both sides of … Continue reading »

Filling Creswell Council Vacancies

CRESWELL, Ore. — After a dramatic council meeting in March, the City of Creswell is working to rebuild its government. The city manager and two city council members suddenly quit their jobs, leaving the city’s leadership up in the air. Five Creswell residents are now in the running for the two vacant city council seats. … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Gather

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a day of love for all of us. Some even head to the alter on Valentine’s Day, and gay and lesbian couples feel they should be able to legally do the same here in Oregon. Oregon United for Marriage is gathering signatures to get a same-sex initiative on the November 2014 … Continue reading »

Oregon Voter Turnout Down This Year

SALEM, Ore. — Initial reports show that voter turnout this year was lower than in 2008. Yet, election offices are still processing unsigned ballots, so there’s fluctuation every day. On Tuesday, initial results from the Secretary of State’s office showed an Oregon voter turnout of 81 percent, that number dipped to 75 percent ¬†on Thursday. … Continue reading »

Four More Years for President Obama

By Rene Marsh CHICAGO, Ill. (CNN) It will be four more years for President Barack Obama. The President accepted the win from his home state of Chicago. Newly re-elected Obama must tackle problems like the looming fiscal cliff, but before getting back to work he celebrated in Chicago at his election headquarters. An electrified crowd … Continue reading »

Springfield Park Bond Passes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane’s Measure 20-199 is asking voters for $20 million to improve 10 Springfield parks. Voters decided to pass the bond, 51 percent to 49 percent. Supporters say they put a lot of thought into this issue and really stepped up efforts to get it passed, including picketing during morning and evening drive … Continue reading »

Voters Pass Street Repair Bond

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene voters said yes to an extension of a 2008 bond that will fix city streets. Although support from the community was expected on this one, Mayor Kitty Piercy says she is extremely grateful to voters. The $43 million bond is basically an extension of one that was passed in 2008. City … Continue reading »

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