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October 22, 2016

Measure 97 breaks fundraising record

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Campaigns raise a combined $33.4 million.
October 22, 2016

Secretary of state candidates talk audits, elections

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Topics range from audits, voter registration.
PARIS ACHEN - Left to right, Tracy Barry of KGW, Gov. Kate Brown and Bud Pierce, Republican candidate for governor at the Oct. 20, 2016, gubernatorial debate at the KGW 8 studio
October 20, 2016

Gubernatorial candidates meet in last debate

by Paris Achen
Brown, Pierce discuss foster care, Measure 97.
October 18, 2016

PUC recommends more taxpayer-funded solar incentives

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Press
SALEM — The state’s public utility commission has recommended the Legislature consider adopting taxpayer-funded incentive programs for solar energy projects. The PUC spent the past few months evaluating and gathering input on the state’s solar incentive…
Oct 17, 2016 14

Consultant suggests improvements to state crisis unit

SALEM — Feedback from a consultant hired to assess safety within the state’s residential…
PARIS ACHEN - Gov. Kate Brown and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce debate at Medford's NBC5.
Oct 13, 2016 20

Governor candidates court Southern Oregon in fourth debate

MEDFORD - Gov. Kate Brown and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce courted Southern…
EO MEDIA GROUP - Oregon legislators are already considering ways to change a controversial corporate gross receipts tax if voters approve it next month.
Oct 12, 2016 34

Lawmakers look at changes to Measure 97

Before Oregonians even cast their vote on a $3 billion corporate sales tax proposal on…
EO MEDIA GROUP - Environmental groups oppose the sale of the Elliott State Forest organized a protest at Tuesday's State Land Board meeting in Salem.
Oct 11, 2016 25

Elliott forest sale draws State Land Board protest

SALEM — Nearly one month before acquisition proposals for a major parcel of the Elliott…
Oct 10, 2016 30

Secretary of state candidates lay out positions at forum

ALOHA, Ore. — In a race that’s become largely a heated back-and-forth between the…
EO MEDIA GROUP - A Linn County judge has certified class action status to a lawsuit challenging the State of Oregon's management of state forest land. The certification allows 15 Oregon counties and roughly 130 taxing districts to pursue the case jointly, alleging they are owed $1.5 billion in damages.
Oct 07, 2016 38

Class certification raises stakes in $1.4 billion forest lawsuit

It’s unlikely any county will opt out of the recently certified $1.4 billion class action…