Julia Shumway

Julia Shumway

Julia Shumway has reported on government and politics in Iowa and Nebraska, spent time at the Bend Bulletin and most recently was a legislative reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times in Phoenix. An award-winning journalist, Julia most recently reported on the tangled efforts to audit the presidential results in Arizona.

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Oregon rent increases will be capped at 10% in 2024

By: - September 26, 2023

Landlords subject to Oregon’s rent control law can increase rents 10% in 2024, the Department of Administrative Services announced Tuesday. That’s the maximum allowed under a new law passed this year that sought to prevent most double-digit rent increases in years of high inflation. A 2019 law capped rent increases at 7% plus inflation, but […]

Lawmakers return to Salem for meetings on homelessness, addiction and more

By: - September 26, 2023

State lawmakers will descend on Salem this week for the first time since June for dozens of meetings that will preview some of the most important issues they’ll tackle next year. The marathon of meetings are part of legislative days, three or four days about every eight weeks when lawmakers gather to hear updates on […]

Republican Will Lathrop betting on voter unease with crime, drugs in Oregon attorney general race

By: - September 25, 2023

A Republican Newberg attorney who spent most of the past decade fighting human trafficking in Africa is running for attorney general, counting on voters’ dissatisfaction with crime, drugs and homelessness to help him win a position his party hasn’t  held for decades. 

Breese-Iverson stepping down as Oregon House GOP leader

By: - September 21, 2023

House Minority Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson is stepping down as leader of the Republican caucus after almost two years. Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, announced her resignation Thursday, a few days before lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first time since the legislative session ended in June. She didn’t immediately return a call about the decision, but said […]

Clackamas Democrats on edge after two vandalism incidents in past month

By: - September 21, 2023

Clackamas County Democrats are on edge after the second attack on their county headquarters in less than a month.  On Monday night, someone shattered the Oregon City building’s front door and shot seven holes in its windows. The attack came just weeks after someone threw a brick through another window in late August. Oregon City […]

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum won’t run for fourth term

By: - September 19, 2023

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum plans to step down at the end of her term, clearing the way for a new top law enforcement official. Rosenblum, a Democrat, has served as attorney general since June 2012, when she was appointed to finish the term of former Attorney General John Kroger. She won election in 2012, […]

Oregon Rep. Khanh Pham running for Senate

By: - September 18, 2023

State Rep. Khanh Pham, D-Portland, is setting her sights on the Senate.  Pham, 45, plans to announce her campaign for the 23rd Senate District in east Portland on Tuesday and hold a launch event in early October. She told the Capital Chronicle she wants to build on what she’s done in the House. “I see […]

Oregon candidates line up on first day to file for 2024 election

By: - September 14, 2023

Thursday marked the official start of the 2024 election season in Oregon, with dozens of candidates turning in forms and paying fees to appear on the ballot.  Candidates have until March to file for office, but early entries provide a preview of some of the races to expect next year, including Republican infighting in Lane […]

Oregon Sen. James Manning running for secretary of state, promises to restore integrity

By: - September 13, 2023

EUGENE– Pledging to restore faith in the office that oversees Oregon elections, state Sen. James Manning launched his campaign for secretary of state Wednesday on the steps of a house that serves as a landmark of Black history. The Democratic Senate president pro tempore was flanked by supporters, including past and current Eugene city councilors […]

Top Oregon budget writer Sen. Elizabeth Steiner running for treasurer

By: - September 13, 2023

After five years as one of the state’s lead budget writers, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner wants to manage Oregon’s finances.  Steiner, a Democrat and physician from Portland, announced her campaign for state treasurer on Wednesday, a day before candidates can begin filing for 2024 races. One other Democrat, Beaverton nonprofit president Brett Baker, is also raising […]

Oregon state Justice Department in Salem

Oregon sues Fox News over false election claims, retirement fund losses

By: - September 12, 2023

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is suing Fox Corporation, alleging that false claims about the 2020 election broadcast on Fox News caused losses to the state’s employee retirement funds.  Rosenblum and Treasurer Tobias Read, who oversees state investment accounts, began investigating Fox and preparing for a lawsuit in June. Their suit, filed Tuesday in the […]

Bentz supports Biden impeachment inquiry, Chavez-DeRemer distances herself

By: - September 12, 2023

One of Oregon’s Republican congressional representatives supports an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and sits on one of the committees investigating him, while the other is keeping her distance. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California, announced Tuesday that he directed three House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into Biden and allegations that he […]