Suzanne Weber, representing Gales Creek, Glenwood, Hillside, and the North Coast and Columbia County, will not be eligible to run again for her seat in 2026 after ten unexcused absences in the State Senate.
Oregon House Speaker Rayfield says Stout should resign after judge upholds restraining order
A judge upheld a restraining order a woman filed against Gales Creek’s representative in the Oregon House Tuesday, writing that the woman who accused Stout was credible and Stout was not.
Oregon Republican representative accused of sexual abuse stripped of committees
Since Nov. 7, Brian Stout, R-Columbia City, has been subject to a five-year order of protection from a former campaign volunteer who reported that he had sexually assaulted her and threatened her life. A Columbia County judge will continue hearing arguments over whether the order should remain in place later this spring.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek takes office with a promise to ‘make things better’
Kotek plans to declare a homelessness state of emergency and sign an executive order calling for more housing on her first full day in office Tuesday.
Local legislators expected to be sworn in next week
As Oregon gears up for a legislative session in two weeks, several local legislators will be sworn in January 9. Find out who’s representing your interests in Salem.
Oregon ethics commission says no to Knopp hiring son to Senate GOP caucus staff
Oregon’s ethics watchdog advised Friday that legislative leaders can’t hire family members for political caucuses, though lawmakers still can hire their spouses and children as personal assistants.
Oregon governor candidates debate education, housing, abortion in Bend
Tina Kotek, Betsy Johnson and Christine Drazan sparred before an audience of college students at OSU-Cascades Tuesday evening.
Betsy Johnson hands in signatures to run for Oregon governor
Betsy Johnson’s months-long campaign to make it on the November ballot culminated Tuesday with volunteers stacking 17 boxes of signature sheets in a set of wire cage shelves at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office.
County seeks public input on commissioner redistricting process
Following the 2020 census, political boundaries across the landscape are shifting thanks to redistricting, and Washington County residents have been asked to weigh in on the process of redrawing the four Board of Commissioner Districts that divide the county.
Q&A with gubernatorial candidate Betsy Johnson
The Gales Creek Journal spoke with unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate
Betsy Johnson about issues of interest to western Washington County voters in a Q & A.