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The behind-the-scenes powers in Salem
October 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oregonians hear a lot about the activities of the governor, the Senate president and the House speaker in the Oregon Legislature, but rarely do we hear much about those working behind the scenes. Here’s a short list of those little-seen power players who command respect in Salem and will figure prominently in the upcoming session.

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The initiative process: ballots break the bank
October 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oregon’s initiatives, ever more expensive endeavors themselves, take their toll on the state’s finances — and are poised to do it again this election.

 

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John Kitzhaber touts new solution to Oregon's health care crisis
September 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006

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The Archimedes plan for health care reform calls for federal waivers and local control. Will business back it?

 

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VIP: Conversation with Dr. Charles Hofman, Baker City mayor
August 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006

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"I grew up in La Grande and was headed to L.A. after school when my wife said, 'You just put that L.A. stuff aside because we’re going to Baker City.'"

 

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Portland immigration lawyer finds purpose helping families
July 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006

Stephen Manning wishes that U.S. immigration law was simple to understand, easy to obey and fairly applied. Until then, he’ll just keep taking the government to court.

 

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