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Bernie Sanders Inspired This Progressive To Challenge A Democratic Incumbent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

A progressive House candidate is tying himself as closely to Bernie Sanders as possible in the hopes that it will help him pull off a major upset agai...

Oregon To Require Insurers To Cover A Year's Supply Of Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

If you find going to the pharmacy every three or four weeks to refill a contraception prescription irritating, then you may want to move to Oregon, wh...

Meet America's First Openly Bisexual Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns from office Wednesday, his replacement, Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown, will make history the na...

Samantha Lachman

With Universal Voter Registration Bill, Oregon Dems Seek To Emulate Canada | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon's legislature is widely expected to pass an automatic voter registration bill this year that could add up to 300,000 voters to th...

Monica Wehby Takes Down Part Of Campaign Website After Plagiarism Found

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for the U.S. Senate appears to have taken down her campaign website's "issues" page after BuzzFeed reported that both her health ...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Businesses Would Hire Fewer Women If Equal Pay Bill Passed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would ...

Report: GOP Senate Candidate Accused Of Stalking, Harassment By Ex-Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate was accused by her ex-boyfriend of “stalking” him, entering his home without his permission and “harassing” his ...

Oregon Governor Walks Out Of Interview Over Questions About State's Health Care Website

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

KATU News' exclusive one-on-one interview with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber ended abruptly Thursday when the station's interviewer asked about probl...

Oregon Couple Accused Of Leaving Meth As A Tip

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

With a majority of Americans now favoring the legalization of marijuana, some restaurant diners have started to treat drugs a bit too casually in publ...

'The Notion Is Unbearable': Oregon Teachers (And One Marine) On Putting More Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., renewed calls for stricter gun laws, but it's also spurred a wave of advocates from t...

States Look To Arm Who?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers across the country are in the process of introducing legislation to allow the arming of teachers, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elemen...

John Celock

Dems Celebrate Statehouse Gains Over Tea Party | John Celock | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrats are celebrating gains in state legislatures around the country -- including capturing control of eight chambers -- two years after a Republi...

Portland Mayoral Candidate Faces Questions About Assault Charge

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith continues to deal with questions after reports earlier this month that he was charged with...

Who Cares About Empowering Voters? Portland's Bus Project

Washington Spectator | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Lost in the coverage of the national campaign to exclude citizens from the polls is the work of organizations expanding the franchise. Oregon's Bus Project has been at it for 10 years, registering voters, knocking on doors, and successfully lobbying the Oregon Legislature.