Oregon

How a new way to vote is gaining traction in states — and could transform US politics

BY: - December 24, 2023

With U.S. democracy plagued by extremism, polarization, and a growing disconnect between voters and lawmakers, a set of reforms that could dramatically upend how Americans vote is gaining momentum at surprising speed in Western states. Ranked choice voting, which asks voters to rank multiple candidates in order of preference, has seen its profile steadily expand […]

Oregon announces it will stockpile abortion drug

BY: - April 21, 2023

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced the state will secure a three-year supply of mifepristone, one of two drugs used to terminate a pregnancy and manage miscarriages, amid lawsuits and an expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on access to the medication. “By challenging the FDA’s authority over mifepristone, the lower court decisions set an alarming precedent […]