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2017 Oregon Summit

The Oregon Summit is our state’s largest Democratic political conference where grassroots activists, elected officials, and progressive leaders gather to celebrate our achievements and identify new ideas and strategies for advancing our progressive agenda in 2018 and beyond.

This year it runs from Friday, Oct. 20 through Sun. Oct 22.

All events will be livestreamed on YouTube with the option of asking questions for panelists during the workshops. Click here to see a full schedule of livestream events along with links to the livestreams. Continue reading

When Government Works Right: County Board Saves Big Taxpayer Money

For those who look at government as little more than spend, spend, spend, show them this. Clackamas County is providing a wealth of used computers, laptops and the like to schools throughout the county. What’s more, they are providing Internet service to schools and other government agencies in the county for $250 per month, to replace a private vendor costing each agency $10,000 per month. What a great idea. Thanks to Commissioner Ken Humberston for sending the link

Around the County — 10/6/17

Candidates Keep Popping Up

By Peter Toll

With the primary election in just over eight months and the general more than a year off, some candidates are getting an early start. And while the early bird may get the worm, it is also said the tortoise wins the race.

The name of Happy Valley Mayor Lori DeRemer, a Republican, is popping up again in the rumor mill. She’s said to be looking seriously at the race for Oregon governor. Incumbent Kate Brown and GOP State Rep. Knute Buehler, of Bend, are already in.

DeRemer’s last go at higher office was unsuccessful last year when she lost the race for the open state representative seat in District 51 to Democrat Janelle Bynum. However, Buehler has some seriously early help via a check for $500,000 (yep, 500 large) from Nike founder Phil Knight. (There oughta be a law . . . no, make that a constitutional amendment to ban such obscenely huge donations.) Continue reading