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…]

Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader one of two Democrats to vote against Congressional gun control package

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Oregon’s Rep. Kurt Schrader was one of only two congressional Democrats to vote against a sweeping gun package Wednesday.  The “Protecting Our Kids Act,” which passed the U.S. House on a largely party-line vote on Wednesday, would raise the minimum age for buying[Read More…]

Uncertainty looms over first open Oregon governor’s race in two decades

The three candidates for Oregon governor are Democrat Tina Kotek (left), Betsy Johnson, running unaffiliated (center) and Republican Christine Drazan (right). (Campaign photos) As counties tallied primary ballots, one fact became evident: the next Oregon governor will be a woman with legislative experience. Everything else about the race is still[Read More…]

Drazan wins Oregon governor primary with about a quarter of Republican voters

State Rep. Christine Drazan, R-Canby, speaks during a legislative special session on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Oregon Capital Chronicle) Republican gubernatorial nominee Christine Drazan has a monumental task in front of her: convincing the more than three-quarters of Republican primary voters who preferred other candidates to coalesce around her[Read More…]