Jeff Mapes, OPB

Jeff Mapes

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past:
  • OPB
  • The Oregonian
  • NOLA.com

Past articles by Jeff:

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Oregon growth management advocate Henry Richmond dies

The co-founder of 1000 Friends of Oregon had a big impact on a land-use system that is one of the most stringent in the country. → Read More

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Early returns show DeFazio leading heated southwest Oregon congressional race

Veteran Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio of Springfield appears to have turned back the toughest challenge in his 34-year U.S. House career, with early returns Tuesday showing him with a strong lead against Republican Alek Skarlatos in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. → Read More

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Psilocybin Measure Approved For Oregon's November Ballot

An initiative to allow the therapeutic use of psilocybin in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot. → Read More

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Big Name Proponents Back Out Of I-5 Rose Quarter Expansion

A leading community group and two city leaders have pulled their support for the highway expansion project. → Read More

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Oregon Police Unions Seek Big Changes To Officer Accountability Legislation

A federation representing law enforcement unions around Oregon say they want to work on police reform. But they've raised a series of objections to the six bills on the agenda of a special session. → Read More

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Coronavirus Economic Damage In Oregon Doesn't Dampen Support For Tax Measures

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, but it didn’t stop Oregon voters from approving a long list of local tax measures in Tuesday’s primary. → Read More

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Oregon's Mail Voting System Gains New Cachet Amidst Coronavirus

Could Oregon's vote by mail system go nationwide? That's the goal of two U.S. senators. → Read More

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As Unemployment Surges, Oregon Considers Easing Benefit Standards

Unemployment claims are spiking because of coronavirus-related shutdowns. Here's a guide to collecting benefits — and how Oregon may liberalize its unemployment insurance program. → Read More

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Bloomberg Spends Big On Portland TV Ads In Search Of Voters In SW Washington

New York billionaire and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $2 million for ads on Portland television stations, even though the Oregon primary won't be held until mid-May. → Read More

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US House Gives Big OK To Cannabis Banking Bill

The 321-103 vote in favor of the pro-cannabis measure marks a new watershed for the fast-growing industry, supporters said. → Read More

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Oregon DMV Shares Alternatives Ahead Of Real ID Licensing Launch

Real ID licenses will be available in Oregon next July, and there could be a lot of demand for them because federal airport screeners will no longer accept non-Real ID licenses from airline passengers starting in October of 2020. → Read More

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Walden Says Little About Gun Legislation After El Paso, Dayton Shootings

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden will make his first public appearances since the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton when he holds five town halls in his district next week. → Read More

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With Micromobility, Tech Sparks Nimble Innovations In Transportation

Micromobility is the idea that new technology – including smartphones and more efficient batteries – is sparking a big jump in small, nimble vehicles suited for increasingly crowded city streets. → Read More

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Oregon State Representative Takes Job With Anti-Union Group

Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman said Wednesday that he will keep his legislative job while working for the Freedom Foundation. → Read More

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Blumenauer Partners With Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Resolution

The resolution calls for a massive national mobilization to combat climate change. → Read More

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Campaign Finance Limits On Track To Oregon Ballot

The Oregon Legislature took a big step this weekend toward allowing the state to curb the flow of unlimited money into political campaigns. → Read More

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Bonamici Joins Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, charging that President Donald Trump is sending the message that he is "above the law," wants to open an impeachment inquiry against him. → Read More

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Has Stopped Taking Corporate PAC Cash

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley has quietly become the first member of the state’s current congressional delegation to stop taking money from corporate political action committees. → Read More

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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Seeks Re-Election, Won't Run For President In 2020

“My best contribution is to run for re-election and do everything I can to help the Senate be a full partner in addressing the problems before us,” Merkley said in a 4-minute video. → Read More

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Gov. Kate Brown Enjoys Post-Election Donation Boom — While Pushing Campaign Finance Limits . News

When Gov. Kate Brown appeared before a legislative committee last month to push for new limits on big money in politics, large checks from donors were continuing to flow into her own campaign fund. Although Brown was just re-elected to a four-year term and can’t run for governor again, she continues to add to her campaign war chest: She’s raised nearly $500,000 since November’s election. Nearly… → Read More