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EO MEDIA GROUP - U.S. Attorney Billy Williams on Friday released his priorities related to cannabis prosecutions.
May 18, 2018

Williams prioritizes pot trafficking, public safety

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
U.S. Attorney says he will 'not make broad proclamations of blanket immunity from prosecution to those who violate federal law.'
JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Gov. Kate Brown answers questions at the Portland City Club's Friday Forum at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown May 18, 2018.
May 18, 2018

Brown plans to address property tax system

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The governor says she plans to work with Senate revenue Chair Mark Hass, in 2019 on a ballot referral.
CLAIRE WITHYCOMBE/CAPITAL BUREAU - Volunteers for a citizen's initiative petition campaign to restrict assault-style weapons in Oregon sing at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland before training on gathering signatures is support of the petition.
May 17, 2018

Ballot initiatives enter final weeks of viability

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Several controversial initiatives don't yet have a ballot title required to circulate the petition for signatures.
JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Rep. Knute Buehler celebrates with supporters at the McMenamin's Old Church & Pub in Wilsonville after learning he won the GOP nomination for governor May 15, 2018.
May 16, 2018

Buehler: Consider teacher oversight in special session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Rep. Knute Buehler, the GOP nominee for governor, challenges opponent Gov. Kate Brown to change the focus of the special session May 21 toward child protection.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Only about 33 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's election.
May 16, 2018

Primary turnout the lowest since 1964

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Only about 33 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's election.
JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Rep. Knute Buehler, candidate for GOP nomination for governor, speaks to reporters at his primary election results watch party at McMenamins in Wilsonville Tuesday, May 15.
May 15, 2018

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend, Portland retired pilot Greg Wooldridge and Bend businessman Sam Carpenter ended a bitter battle for the GOP nomination for governor.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CLAIRE WITHYCOMBE - Former Lane County state Rep. Val Hoyle is on her way to becoming the next labor commissioner, defeating former Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden.
May 15, 2018

Hoyle appears to win labor commissioner race

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Longtime Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden trails the former legislator as votes roll in. Ogden is winning in Eastern and Southern Oregon. Hoyle is winning in the Interstate 5 corridor.
JAIME VALDEZ/PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Traffic on Interstate 5 over the Boone Bridge
May 14, 2018

Consultants: I-5 tolls could be a pilot

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Modeling by ODOT consultants begins to show how the concepts would affect traffic and cost.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to deliver their ballots to the county clerk or deposit them in an official drop box.
May 14, 2018 21

Turnout for Tuesday's primary is light so far

Voters have until 8 p.m. to deliver ballots to the county clerk's office or to an official drop site.
JESSIE DARLAND/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - The three leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Oregon governor debated Friday. From left are State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, an orthopedic surgeon; Sam Carpenter, a Bend businessman; and Greg Wooldridge, a motivational speaker and retired U.S. Navy pilot.
May 11, 2018 36

GOP gubernatorial candidates square off in debate

Carpenter accuses Buehler and Wooldridge of 'ganging up,' distorting record.
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May 10, 2018 118

Libertarians on the road to resolving split

Oregon's largest minor party split in 2011 in a dispute over the party's bylaws.
COURTESY PHOTO - Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend
May 10, 2018 39

Poll: GOP primary for governor getting closer

A recent poll by a Democratic polling firm shows Sam Carpenter is edging up to Rep. Knute Buehler in the race for the Republican nomination May 15.
PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Oregon's failed health insurance enrollment website cost $300 million in federal funds and tens of millions in state funds to build and never enrolled anyone. The state was locked in a legal battle with Oracle America for months over the failure before eventually settling the case for a fraction of its losses.
May 09, 2018 43

Survey: Inefficient spending equals government waste

A survey last month by Portland-based DHM Research sheds more light on how Oregonians define government waste.
Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday officially called the Legislature into special session May 21.
May 09, 2018 102

Governor proclaims special session for tax bill

Republican lawmakersstill fear Democrats could expand the scope of session.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Martin Callery, retired Port of Coos Bay executive and volunteer for ODOT's ORe GO pilot program.
May 08, 2018 59

Governor nominates intermodal professional for OTC

Martin Callery, retired chief commercial officer for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, offers a unique perspective on intermodal transportation for the Oregon Transportation Commission.
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May 07, 2018 44

GOP governor candidates on abortion, taxes, PERS

Three candidates facing off for the GOP nomination for governor answer questions about some of the issues important to Republicans
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JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - The 2018 Oregon Legislative Assembly at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Some Republicans support a "walkout" if this month's special session agenda moves beyond providing tax relief to owners of sole proprietorships.
May 07, 2018 43

Libertarians propose special session 'walkout'

Some Republicans also support a 'walkout' if this month's special session agenda moves beyond providing tax relief to owners of sole proprietorships.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Knife River project manager Brodie Harvey and his son Beau, 9, of West Albany
May 04, 2018 46

ODOT: Motorists at greater risk in road work zones

The state transportation agency seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding in work zones.
CLAIRE WITHYCOMBE/CAPITAL BUREAU - Once the public face of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Katy Coba has worked behind the scenes since being named Oregon's chief operating officer in October 2016.
May 04, 2018 63

A year into post, Coba focused on state technology, workforce development

Once the public face of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as Oregon's COO Katy Coba has worked behind the scenes.
COURTESY PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown
May 03, 2018 66

Governor releases tax returns

Gov. Kate Brown and her husband made more than $152,000 and paid about $36,000 in state and federal taxes.