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 »

Residents Vote to Support Bethel Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — If anything’s crystal clear, it’s that voters in the Bethel area support their schools. Measure 20-209, a bond measure aimed at fixing up the district’s schools and buying new textbooks, passed handily. Supporters knocked on about 5,000 doors campaigning for the issue and, apparently, won voters over. “This is a community effort. … Continue reading »

Voters Turn Out for Election

EUGENE, Ore. — In just a few short hours, the state and nation will get a glimpse of its future as the deadline to cast your vote closes in. Voters came by bike, by car and even on foot to cast the votes that would determine the leadership and fate of the nation. As to … Continue reading »

Oakridge Measures Could Bring Big Change

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Of all of the city measures local residents are voting on Tuesday, the three items on the Oakridge ballot might spur the most change. Residents suggested the three measures after a $400,000 financial debacle shook the Lane County town last year. After a complicated year at Oakridge City Hall, residents now have … Continue reading »

NYC to Relocate Poling Locations

(CNN) — New York City will relocate or combine some polling places on Tuesday because of Sandy’s damage, according to the city’s election officials. Many areas still don’t have power, which could mean trouble with electronic voting machines. And some people say they’re worried about turnout, since storm victims are likely more focused on the … Continue reading »

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