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…]

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…]

One congressional race in Oregon remains close, most incumbents advance easily

Congressman Kurt Schrader (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons) The midterm primary was largely a good night for Oregon incumbents running for reelection to the U.S. Senate and Congress with the exception of one: Rep. Kurt Schrader who’s seeking the Democratic renomination in the 5th Congressional District. The Blue Dog Democrat, a seven-term moderate,[Read More…]