Politics

City Hall

Is Sam Adams Portland’s Shadow Mayor?

The former mayor is back at city hall, and calling an awful lot of shots.

07/29/2022ByJulia Silverman

Health

Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act Hits the Right-Wing Outrage Machine

Advocates for the bill, which puts tampons and other period supplies in school bathrooms, say its critics have completely missed the point—it’s about equity.

05/10/2022ByShannon Daehnke

Politics

It's a Non-Affiliated Voter's World Now—and They Can't Vote in It

The number of voters who aren't affiliated with a political party continue to swell in Oregon. But when it comes to the May 17 primary, they are out of luck.

04/13/2022ByJulia Silverman

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022ByConner Reed

In Memoriam

5 Reasons Bud Clark Was Portland’s Most Unforgettable Mayor

John Elwood "Bud" Clark, who served as Portland's mayor from 1985 to 1992, died on February 1 from congestive heart failure.

02/02/2022ByFiona McCann,Conner Reed,Margaret Seiler, andJulia Silverman

Money & Politics

Who Is Donating in Portland City Council Elections?

With contributions capped, big players with names like Goodman, Kafoury, and Jubitz are writing small checks to candidates for city commissioner.

01/25/2022ByMargaret Seiler

Satire

What Is Residency, Really?

He's grown Oregon wine grapes and eaten at Mo's. Is that all it takes to be governor?

01/07/2022ByMargaret Seiler

Politics

Decision Time: What to Know about Oregon's 2022 Elections

Get ready for a new congressional district, no incumbent for governor, Portland city charter reform, and some generational turnover.

12/22/2021ByJulia SilvermanIllustrations byMartin Gee

Light a Fire

Next Up's New Executive Director Breaks the Cycle

Elona J. Wilson talks about her path to leading the youth voting organization.

11/30/2021ByHanna Merzbach

Feud

The World's Richest Edgelord Targets Oregon Senator

Elon Musk, world's richest edgelord, picked a fight with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. Here's what happened in the ensuing Twitter war.

11/15/2021ByKarly Quadros

Elections

A Helpful Guide to Candidates for Local Office (So Far)

There's been a flood of recent campaign announcements for Portland City Hall and Multnomah County.

11/11/2021ByKarly Quadros

Politics

It's Official:New York TimesWriter Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021ByFiona McCannandJulia Silverman

Health Care

Where Do Reproductive Rights Stand in Oregon—and How Can We Move the Dial for Others?

In the wake of the news from Texas, we talked to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Executive Director An Do to find out whether Oregonians should be concerned, and what they can do to help.

09/03/2021ByFiona McCann

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021ByMargaret Seiler

Politics

The Campaign to Recall Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Sputtering

Organizers admit they are way behind on signature gathering goals, and the heat wave won't help.

08/11/2021ByCami Hughes

Politics

The Effort to Recall Ted Wheeler Kicked Off Last Week. How's It Going?

Trying to read the tea leaves on the city's mood as signature gathering gets underway.

07/21/2021ByGabriel GranilloandJulia Silverman

Politics

Ron Wyden Talks Climate Change and Police Reform

The US Senator told us about the clean energy proposal, his personal reasons for funding mental health first response teams across America, and his conviction that nobody should bet against Portland.

07/15/2021ByFiona McCann

Politics

The 2021 Legislative Session Is Almost Complete. Let's Review.

在这里's what you need to know as lawmakers prepare to wrap things up in Salem

06/09/2021ByJulia Silverman

Politics

5 Takeaways from an Under-the-Radar Election Night

是的,今晚有一个俄勒冈州的选举。在这里’s what you need to know about the results.

05/18/2021ByJulia SilvermanandMargaret Seiler

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021ByMargaret Seiler

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