With voters scared about the economy and sour on incumbents, Oregon Democrats are at risk of losing their supermajority in the state Legislature. Republicans say the political climate favors their candidates and issues.
Judge Janice Wilson spent more than two hours unraveling what she called Bill Sizemore's web of lies, ultimately ordering the Oregon political figure jailed after finding him in contempt of a previous court injunction.
Conservative Nevada millionaire Loren Parks found a new Oregon politician to favor with his fortune: Lane County's Rick Dancer. A political action committee almost exclusively bankrolled by Parks paid for $185,672 in TV advertising for Dancer's campaign.
Children of immigrants might soon have to learn English faster if Oregon voters approve a ballot measure in November to limit the amount of time students can spend in English-as-a-second-language classes.
Kevin Mannix, a former state lawmaker who has demonstrated an ability over the years to stir the pot on crime and social issues, is weighing a possible run for Oregon attorney general or for a congressional seat.