Possible Secretary of State Replacements

SALEM, Ore. — We are just two days away from a huge transition in the Oregon state government. Governor John Kitzhaber is preparing to step down on Wednesday. Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in Wednesday, leaving her seat empty. According to the state constitution, Brown will appoint her successor, but it’s not … Continue reading »

GOP Primary Upset: Rep. Cantor Ousted

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A major upset in Virginia’s Republican Primary is the talk of Washington, D.C. Wednesday. Congressman Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House, lost his seat in Congress Tuesday evening to economics professor and Tea Party member, Dave Brat. Cantor announced Wednesday he will step down as House majority leader effective … Continue reading »

House Passes VA Health Care Measure

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — A bill aimed at giving veterans more options for medical care in response to the VA wait time scandal passed Tuesday in the U.S. House by a unanimous vote. The legislation would allow veterans who experience long wait times for appointments to seek care outside VA facilities. The U.S. Senate is … Continue reading »

Students Get a Taste of World Politics

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 300 Eugene area high school students stepped away from their classrooms and into the world of politics Friday. The high schoolers simulated a United Nations summit at the Eugene International Eurasian Conference. Dressed in traditional attire from around the world, the students debated world issues. Students say the conference taught them … Continue reading »