Gun safety regulations on November ballot could cost local governments

Only one of the four statewide ballot measures Oregonians will vote on in November comes at a financial cost to local governments.  That measure would ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, require a firearm safety course, tighten licensing and create stricter background checks on weapons’ purchases. A committee involving[Read More…]

AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider ordinance leaving psilocybin ban up to voters

The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider an ordinance that would allow residents to vote on banning psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. AGENDA The board will consider adopting an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning psilocybin manufacturing and[Read More…]

Republicans outraise Democrats in 2 of 3 competitive Oregon congressional races

Republicans running in Oregon’s 4th and 6th district congressional races raised more money than their Democratic opponents (Les Zaitz/Oregon Capital Chronicle) Republicans running in competitive Oregon congressional districts largely outraised Democrats last quarter, according to the latest campaign finance reports. In fact, only one of the three Democrats running for[Read More…]

After Supreme Court overturned Roe, LGBTQ advocates worry about what’s next

Demonstrators in support of transgender students outside the Salem-Keizer School District Student Services Support Center on Monday, April 11, 2022 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade doesn’t immediately affect access to reproductive health care in Oregon, but LGBTQ rights advocates fear other rights[Read More…]