Author: Julia Shumway of the Oregon Capital Chronicle

Drazan, Johnson, Kotek spar over guns, abortion, homelessness in first Oregon governor debate

BY JULIA SHUMWAY of the Oregon Capital Chronicle The three women running to be Oregon’s next governor sparred over abortion, homelessness, guns and climate change in their first debate on Friday.  Friday’s forum, hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at a resort in Welches, was the unofficial start of[Read More…]

Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson to launch independent campaign for governor

State Sen. Betsy Johnson, center, attends the dedication Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Moderate Democratic state Sen. Betsy Johnson will leave her party and run for governor as an independent, she told supporters Thursday afternoon.  In an email[Read More…]