(CNN) – John Kitzhaber is bidding for an unprecedented fourth term as Oregon governor.
Kitzhaber made it official on Monday, announcing that he'll run for re-election next year.
(CNN) – A bill currently awaiting Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature could radically change the way in-state public university students pay their way through college.
Passed unanimously by the Democrat-controlled state Senate Monday after it had already cleared the also Democrat-controlled House, the bill would create a program called "Pay Forward, Pay Back" by which students wouldn't pay a dime at the time of study at any public institution for higher education in Oregon. Instead, students who qualify as Oregon residents would sign a binding contract that would require they pay a percentage of their post-college income back to the state every year for up to 24 years.
(CNN) - An Oregon sheriff says he will not enforce any federal regulation that President Barack Obama lays out in his package of gun control proposals Wednesday.
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller joins several other public officials across the nation who have decided to square off with the White House even before it outlines what its plans are for expanded measures.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Three states voted on referendums Tuesday on legalizing marijuana for recreational use:
Colorado passes marijuana legalization, but there's a catch
Colorado voters have approved a referendum that supports the legalization of marijuana on a recreational basis.
(CNN) – Voters in California, Indiana and Oregon can take advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to cast their ballots Monday when the three states join ten other states that already have started early voting.
That's less than a week after the first presidential debate and 29 days ahead of Election Day.
(CNN) – With 57 days until the presidential election, Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio Monday, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, spends the day fund-raising on the West Coast, first in Seattle then in Portland.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend meetings at the White House and have no public campaign events.
Washington (CNN) – A former Oregon state senator won the state's First Congressional District special election Tuesday night - a victory that ensures a Democrat will continue to hold the House seat.
Suzanne Bonamici got 88,925 votes, finishing well ahead of Republican Rob Cornilles' 68,411 votes.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The resignation of Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon officially went into effect at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday night. He stepped down after he was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a fundraiser's daughter.
Wu announced last week he would resign but postponed his formal resignation until after the House voted on the debt-ceiling bill Monday.
(CNN) - Rep. David Wu of Oregon will not seek re-election and "is considering all options" regarding whether to serve out the rest of his term, Wu's communications director told CNN Monday.
"He (Wu) will consider those options and make a decision in due course," said Erik Dorey, declining to elaborate on a possible time frame.
Wu, facing mounting calls for his resignation, gave no indication Monday that he planned to step down.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democratic Oregon Rep. David Wu has admitted to seeking medical help following a tumultuous re-election campaign last fall.
"I freely admit that it was an intense campaign, and I was not always at my best with staff or constituents. For all those moments, I wish I'd been better and I apologize," he said.