Taxpayer Voter Gudie: For those smaller, mystery candidates

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The Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC has produced a special “small race” Voters Guide because these smaller nonpartisan races lack funds & media attention to adequately communicate with voters.  These races get ignored when they are in fact very important. We also list over $100 million in local tax increase measures on the ballot so you can be alerted before you vote.

Help us spread the word by  copying, emailing and sending this guide to friends can make the difference! PDF version here.    Please email, Tweet and Facebook this Guide to your friends.

Baker County
County Commissioner #3 Bill Harvey
Benton County
County Commissioner #1 – Jerry Jackson
Adair Village Councilor – Bill Currier Continue reading

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Dissing Online Education

By Steve Buckstein

CascadeNewLogo e1342826659899 Dissing Online EducationOne can imagine that blacksmiths and buggy whip makers didn’t take kindly to the automobile revolution that started in the late 19th century. Those at risk of losing their horse-related jobs likely made the case for resisting the new, glitchy, and dangerous metal machines. We all know how that rivalry turned out.

Today, another revolution is beginning. Just as thousands of years of horse travel were largely replaced within a few decades, one wonders what the future of physical classroom education might be in the face of the online education revolution. Continue reading

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The two faces of Sara Gelser on the environment

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Sara Gelser

by NW Spotlight

Sara Gelser, the Democratic candidate for state senate in Senate District 8 (Albany/Corvallis), has her campaign face. Candidate Sara Gelser says she will “be a champion for the environment.” She’s getting big support from an out-of-state billionaire who wants to elect candidates who will support extreme environmental positions. Candidate Gelser is also getting support from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters – and they in turn are also getting out-of-state help from their national group.

That’s candidate Sara Gelser – “champion for the environment.” Continue reading

Posted by at 03:13 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Oregon Catalyst – 2014 Voting Resource Guide

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Voting Information

Oregon Sec of State – ballot dropoff locations

Oregon Sec of State – track your ballot

 

Voter Guides

2014 Oregon Ballot Measures

Oregon GOP recommendations on state ballot measures

Sen. Doug Whitsett – Vote NO on Ballot Measure 86

Sen. Doug Whitsett – Vote NO on Ballot Measure 87

Sen. Doug Whitsett – Vote NO on Ballot Measure 89

KGW Guide to Oregon Ballot Measures

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Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Voting | 2 Comments

Miss the debates this week?

by NW Spotlight

In case you missed Oregon’s two big debates this week:

Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson debated Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber Tuesday night in Portland – the debate was sponsored by KGW and The Oregonian.

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Posted by at 06:35 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, U.S. Senate | 2 Comments

Rep. Vicki Berger files ethics complaint about Cylvia Hayes

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by Rep. Vicki Berger

Yesterday I filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission as a result of reports from the Willamette Week newspaper concerning possible ethics violation by Cylvia Hayes.

My legislative career included participation in a 2008 Oregon Law Commission workgroup which substantially reviewed and updated Oregon’s ethics statutes.  Because of that work, I believe that the proper and appropriate agency to investigate the issues which have been raised is the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Continue reading

Posted by at 10:43 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber | 3 Comments

Dear John: An open letter from Oregon’s citizens to Gov. John Kitzhaber

 Dear John: An open letter from Oregon’s citizens to Gov. John Kitzhaber

by Lars Larson

Dear John,

It has been an interesting relationship for the past twenty years, since we hooked up in 1994. Those cowboy boots and blue jeans, no matter the occasion…the stylish grey hair and folksy manner used to make some of us swoon.  We knew you were a doctor, so we trusted you with our health care…although that Oregon Health Plan practically emptied our bank accounts.  Even you admitted it was a failure.

Then there was the time you walked out the door and declared Oregon ungovernable.  We thought the relationship was over at that point, but you came back and ran again. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber | 9 Comments

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