Alexis Weisend

Alexis Weisend

Alexis Weisend is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism and political science. Previously, she has worked as a Snowden intern for the Astorian. In her free time, she likes cooking and reading historical fiction.”

Two affordable housing projects will add dozens of homes in Oregon

By: - November 24, 2022

Two projects in Eugene and Lincoln City aim to help Oregon’s housing crisis by building dozens of homes for low-income residents.  The Lincoln City project aims to provide homes for people who lost theirs in a 2020 wildfire, while the housing in Eugene will put affordable homes up for sale. The projects will create 80 […]

Two one-term state legislators battle for Salem-based Senate district

By: - November 3, 2022

Two current state legislators are vying to represent a large part of Salem in the state Senate next year.  Republican House representative and business owner Raquel Moore-Green is challenging the incumbent Democrat Deb Patterson, a Congregational minister, to represent Senate District 10, which includes much of Salem and parts of Marion and Polk counties. Both […]

Veteran Republican lawmaker pitted against Democratic newcomer for state Senate seat

By: - November 1, 2022

The upcoming retirement of Peter Courtney in early January has triggered a fierce fight between a veteran state lawmaker and a legislative newcomer in the race for the newly drawn Senate District 11, which includes Keizer, Woodburn and part of Salem Republican Sen. Kim Thatcher, who currently represents the Keizer-based Senate District 13, is running against […]

4 statewide measures on ballot, with 2 that would change state Constitution 

By: and - October 31, 2022

In November, Oregonians will vote on four measures affecting health care, criminal sentencing, gun safety and the ability of state lawmakers to stall legislation.  Two of the ballot measures would change the state’s Constitution, adding an amendment to make access to affordable health care a fundamental right and eliminating slavery and indentured servitude as acceptable […]