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GMO CITIZEN REVIEW FINDINGS (VIDEO)

From KDRV Newswatch 12: This May, Southern Oregon will be asked to decide between several measures and candidates in the...

VOTERS HELPING EDUCATE VOTERS ON PROPOSED GMO MEASURE

From KOBI: Measure 15-119, is a proposed ban on genetically modified crops on the upcoming May ballot. The measure is complicated...

CITIZEN PANEL REVIEWING PROPOSED GMO CROP BAN

From The Medford Mail Tribune: A citizen panel’s analysis and resulting public findings on banning or allowing genetically modified crops in...

BALLOT MEASURE POLITICS COMES UNDER SCRUTINY

From The Medford Mail Tribune: The nonpartisan Healthy Democracy Oregon group will gather 20 randomly selected Jackson County voters to evaluate...

INITIATIVE REFORMS LIKELY TO BUILD CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT, TRUST IN GOVERNMENT

From Public Policy Intitute of California: A report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recommends three steps...

Guest Post: The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

From the Democracy Fund blog: Local and statewide initiatives and referenda give citizens the opportunity to vote directly on legislation,...

RETIRED LOCAL MIDDLE-SCHOOL TEACHER IS ‘PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS’

From The Daily Courier: Kay Ogden said being selected for one of Oregon’s historic new citizen initiative review commissions made her...

CANNON BEACH WOMAN HAS A ‘NEW RESPECT’ FOR VOTERS’ PAMPHLET

From The Daily Astorian: CANNON BEACH — Sue Meyers might have glanced at the opinions expressed about the initiative measures in...

OREGON CASINO SUPPORTERS SUSPEND CAMPAIGN TO PASS MEASURES 82, 83

From The Oregonian: Backers of a proposed casino in Wood Village said today they are suspending their campaign to get voters...

CITIZENS AT STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS SHOW REAL SUCCESS IN DELIBERATING ISSUES

By John Gastil / From The Centre Daily Times: As the presidential election lurches toward its conclusion, one can’t help but...

FORMER LOTTERY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN WEIGHS IN ON MEASURES 82/83

From The Statesman Journal: Statement by Steven Ungar, Portland lawyer and former chairman of the Oregon Lottery Commission, on Measures 82/83,...

EDITORIAL: INITIATIVE REVIEW IS A USEFUL TOOL FOR VOTERS

From The Bulletin: There’s a valuable information shortcut for voters for two of the November election’s ballot measures. It’s the Citizens...

CITIZEN REVIEW PROCESS TAKES ON PRIVATE CASINO MEASURE

From The East Oregonian: Jeff Coffman, 53, of Pendleton was intrigued when he received an invitation in the mail this July...

IN MEASURE 85 DEBATE, IT’S UNIONS VS. BUSINESS … AGAIN: EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENT

From The Oregonian Editorial Board: We agree with backers of Measure 85 on one thing: The corporate kicker is bad public policy. Because good...

BUILDING PROGRESSIVE MOMENTUM: 5 BALLOT INITIATIVES LEAD THE WAY

From Yes Magazine: The ballot initiative process, which provides an injection of direct democracy in twenty-four states, often ends up helping...

BAKER RESIDENT HELPS EXPLAIN BALLOT MEASURE

From The Baker City Herald: Gail Duman strives to be involved in her community. The retired businesswoman sits on Baker City’s...

CITIZENS DID GOOD JOB OF INVESTIGATING BALLOT MEASURE

From The Statesman Journal: I was a panel participant in the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) that studied Ballot Measure 85, which...

ROSEBURG MAN WHO TOOK PART IN CASINO PANEL DISCUSSIONS LIKES BALLOT MEASURES

From NR Today: A Roseburg man who sat on a panel that debated two measures on the November ballot said he...

A HEALTHY DEMOCRACY DEMANDS SCRUTINY

From The Portland Tribune: Despite misleading statements to the contrary, a fledgling effort to make sure voters are well informed about...

GREETINGS FROM PORTLAND … WISHIN’ WE WERE HERE

From Fox and Hounds: Dateline Portland where I’m here to observe Oregon’s Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) process. As Joe Mathews noted...

STATE PANEL OPPOSES MEASURE ALLOWING PRIVATE CASINOS

From The Register-Guard: An Oregon Citizens’ Initiative panel voted 19-5 earlier this month to endorse Measure 85, which would eliminate the...

CITIZENS REVIEW PANEL OPPOSES MEASURE 82

From The Statesman Journal: By Peter Wong A ballot measure authorizing Oregon’s first private casino got a thumbs-down recommendation from 17...

PORTLAND-AREA CASINO PROPOSAL PANNED BY CITIZEN PANEL

From The Oregonian: A citizen panel charged with reviewing ballot measures has come out against one that would allow Oregon’s first...

CITIZEN BOARD SPLIT ON CASINO BALLOT MEASURES

From Oregon Public Broadcasting: The Citizens’ Initiative Review has come up with six findings on the potential impact of Measures 82...

A BRIEF AND INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF THINGS NAMED “THE GRANGE”

From Willamette Week:  The backers of a Wood Village casino on the November ballot revealed yesterday the project’s scope—and a name: The...

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