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Kotek boots Nearman from posts, fines him in Oregon House

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) is calling for the immediate resignation of Rep. Mike Nearman (R-Independence) after Capitol security cameras showed a video of the House representative opening a back door to the Capitol, allowing rioters to enter the building[Read More…]

Protesters attempt to storm capitol during Oregon Legislature special session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley A special session of the Oregon Legislature anticipated to last one day is off to a rocky start Monday morning. Oregon legislators have gathered to vote on bills that would provide relief to families affected by Oregon’s September wildfires, provide relief[Read More…]

Brad Witt wins eighth election to House District 31

A campaign sign for Brad Witt in Manning near the Dairy Creek Tavern. Photo: Chas Hundley Bradley Witt (D/I/WFP-Clatskanie) with 50.6 percent of the vote defeated Republican contender Brian Stout’s (R-Columbia City) 49.27 percent tally, according to results from the Oregon Secretary of State, making Witt, the incumbent winner and[Read More…]

Running unopposed, Janeen Sollman wins reelection bid for House District 30

Janeen Sollman, photo courtesy Oregon Legislative Website Running unopposed in the House District 30 race, State Representative Janeen Sollman coasted to an easy victory, netting 93.94% of the vote in early returns.  When she is sworn in, Sollman will begin her third term in Salem.  House District 30 covers a[Read More…]

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