Politics

Things Are Getting Interesting in These Two Local Congressional Races

In these parts, the presidential race is no nailbiter. But keep an eye on DeFazio vs. Skarlatos and Herrera-Beutler vs. Long.

10/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Death Cab for Cutie Team Up with Stacey Abrams to Fight Voter Suppression

The indie band and Georgia politician join forces to educate voters, one private song at a time.

10/14/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Election 2020

Play the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet Scavenger Hunt!

Can you find these items in that 120-pager that just dropped?

10/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The November Ballot Is Shorter Than Usual. Here's What's on It.

Portlanders will be asked to weigh in on drug decriminalization, universal preschool, campaign finance reform, and more.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Coronavirus Killed the Ballot Measure in Oregon

In November, Oregonians will vote on just four statewide measures, the lowest number in 60+ years.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Here Are the Races We’re Clocking This Election Season

Wheeler vs. Iannarone, Mapps vs. Eudaly, Merkley vs. Perkins, and more.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Here's What You Need to Know About Portland's Upcoming Election

Got questions about voting in Oregon? We've got answers.

10/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

A Handy Pandemic-Proof Guide to Getting Out the Vote

Before you fill out your ballot, encourage others to do the same.

09/30/2020 By Morgan Westling

Democracy and Drag

Poison Waters Gets Primed to Drag Out the Vote

One of Oregon’s best loved drag queens is joining a national organization to get people voting.

08/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Politics

How Oregon's Contribution to That Viral DNC Roll Call Video Came Together

The stitched-together montage highlighted sweeping vistas from coast to coast—and a historic Oregon transit station.

08/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Dan Ryan Elected to Portland City Council, Defeating Loretta Smith in Runoff

Unlike Tuesday’s other big winners (Dame, the Timbers, Maya Rudolph), he had to wait a night to confirm the results.

08/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

Forgot about the Election? Catch Up on Candidate Forums with Loretta Smith and Dan Ryan.

Wash your hands, wear a mask, and get that Portland City Council ballot in by August 11.

08/06/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

7 Takeaways from Oregon’s Pandemic Primary

What to know about the biggest races

05/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Election 2020

Multnomah County’s Next District Attorney Got a John Legend Bump on Election Eve

The singer and criminal justice reform advocate endorsed Barack Obama in ’08 and Mike Schmidt in ’20.

05/19/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Pulp Nonfiction

We Read the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet So You Don’t Have To

But you’ll want to anyway—for the thrills!

05/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Voting Time

A Handy, Quick Guide to Local Candidates in the May 19 Primary

Coronavirus hasn't canceled the upcoming vote.

04/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Politics

With Oregon’s Closed Primaries, Nonaffiliated Voters Have a Much Shorter Ballot

Nearly a million registered voters won’t be able to cast a vote for president or their state rep in May—unless they choose a party by April 28.

04/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

Coronavirus Brings a ‘New Normal’ for Local Campaigns

Primary candidates for the Oregon House pivot to phone banks, digital meet-ups, and just checking in.

03/17/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

Endorsements are Spon Con for Politics. So Why Haven't We Heard from More Oregon Democrats Yet?

Oregon's highest-profile Democrats have yet to pick a favorite in the presidential race

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Super Tuesday’s Cool and All, but Oregon’s Late Primary Has Its Perks

We miss out on the excitement, but we also skip some of the disappointments.

03/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler