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CITIZENS’ REVIEW OPPOSES GMO LABELING (VIDEO)

From KDRV Newswatch 12: CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not...

CITIZENS BALLOT REVIEW GETS TEST DRIVE WITH COLORADO GMO LABEL MEASURE

From KUNC: Colorado voters will have extra help making up their minds about a ballot initiative to label genetically modified foods....

GMO REQUIREMENT SPLITS PANEL

From The Portland Tribune: If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust...

GMO LABELING MEASURE GETS NARROW ‘NO’ RECOMMENDATION FROM OREGON CITIZENS REVIEW PANEL

From The Oregonian: A 20-member citizens panel has narrowly voted against recommending passage of the Oregon Mandatory Labeling of GMOs initiative....

CITIZEN PANEL OPPOSES OREGON FOOD LABELING MEASURE

From KOIN 6: A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods....

CITIZEN PANEL OPPOSES TOP-TWO BALLOT MEASURE

From Herald and News: A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn’t persuaded that Oregon should ditch its...

CITIZENS INITIATIVE REVIEW PANEL’S FINDINGS ON GMO BALLOT MEASURE

From The Medford Mail Tribune: Following are the key findings on Measure 15-119 — which would ban genetically modified crops in...

FINDINGS RELEASED FROM VOTER PANEL ON GMO Measure

From KOBI: They spent the last four days getting educated about what’s being called the most complex measure on any ballot...

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...

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