ballot measures

Oregon Marijuana Campaigners Turn In Petitions

Jun 26, 2014
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Oregon could soon follow Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Oregon voters might have the chance to overhaul the state's primary voting system this fall. Sponsors of an initiative to create a "top two" primary turned in six cases of signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State's office Monday.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he's brokered a deal that will avoid a potentially divisive battle at the ballot box this fall.

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Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman kicked off the New Year with a new ballot proposal.

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Washington voters have rejected a measure aimed at making it easier to qualify citizen initiatives for the ballot.

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Washington voters have rejected an initiative to require labels for foods with genetically modified ingredients.

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Results of a ballot measure in Tuesday’s election in Washington to require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients will reverberate throughout the nation’s food industry.

Oregon Could Be Next GMO Labeling Battleground

Nov 4, 2013

Washington voters decide Tuesday whether food containing genetically modified organisms should be labeled. Activists in Oregon are planning their own initiative.

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A ballot measure in the Sun Valley area is emblematic of the challenges facing small airports across the West. Residents of Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho decide Tuesday whether to raise city taxes to subsidize commercial airline service.

Union Aims Slate Of Initiatives At Hospitals

Oct 21, 2013

A showdown may be looming over the cost of hospital care on the Oregon ballot next year.