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.

Oregon Supreme Court takes up Kristof residency challenge

By: - January 12, 2022

The Oregon Supreme Court will decide whether Nick Kristof is eligible to run for governor without requiring the Democratic hopeful to turn over any additional documents, according to a court order released Wednesday. Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announced last Thursday that Kristof, a longtime New York Times columnist who returned to his family farm […]

State attorneys urge Oregon Supreme Court to resolve Kristof residency quickly

By: - January 11, 2022

The Oregon Supreme Court should decide quickly whether Nick Kristof is qualified to run for governor and ask the Democratic candidate to turn over any relevant documents, attorneys for the state wrote in a new legal filing obtained by the Oregon Capital Chronicle on Tuesday. Kristof, a former New York Times columnist, is suing Secretary […]

Oregon Gov. Brown appoints policy adviser as infrastructure czar

By: - January 7, 2022

One of Gov. Kate Brown’s policy advisers will oversee the spending of more than $5 billion in federal infrastructure money in Oregon over the next five years, Brown announced Friday. The White House earlier this week asked each state to appoint a high-level employee to coordinate with the federal government and various state and local […]

Kristof appeals residency decision to Oregon Supreme Court

By: - January 7, 2022

Gubernatorial hopeful Nick Kristof on Friday asked the Oregon Supreme Court to force Secretary of State Shemia Fagan to return his name to the May ballot, just one day after Fagan’s office announced the former New York Times columnist wasn’t qualified to run. The state Elections Division within Fagan’s office  determined Thursday that Kristof, a […]

Oregon elections officials: Kristof ineligible to run for governor

By: - January 6, 2022

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan said Thursday that deciding former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof didn’t qualify to run for governor “wasn’t even a close call.” Fagan’s staff notified Kristof’s campaign on Thursday morning that he didn’t meet a constitutional requirement to be a “resident within this state” for three years prior to […]

With Oregon residency in question, Kristof won’t share documents

By: - January 6, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof won’t disclose tax and other records he says establish that he is legally qualified to run for office. Kristof has relied on the documents in making his case that he meets the requirement in the Oregon Constitution that candidates for governor have “been three years next preceding his election, a resident […]

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Kristof attorneys argue Yamhill has always been home for the gubernatorial candidate

By: - January 3, 2022

Home is where the heart is – or at least that’s what Nick Kristof and his lawyers are arguing as they attempt to assuage doubts that the New York Times columnist turned Yamhill farmer has lived in Oregon long enough to be eligible to run for governor.  The Oregon Secretary of State’s office gave Kristof […]

With China closed off as recycling outlet, Oregon puts task force to work on tightening laws

By: - December 29, 2021

Buy a bottle of dish soap, a jug of milk or a takeout container of Chinese food, and you’ll find an embossed triangular symbol of three arrows around a number. The chasing arrows, a relic of recycling laws passed decades ago, would appear to indicate that an item could be dropped in a curbside recycling […]

Lawsuit seeks limits on solitary confinement in Oregon prisons

By: - December 23, 2021

A civil rights organization has sued the Oregon Department of Corrections over its use of solitary confinement as punishment, arguing it’s unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. The Oregon Justice Resource Center this week filed a lawsuit in state appeals court seeking an end to department policies that allow prisons to confine incarcerated people in solitary […]

Oregon election officials want Kristof to prove residency

By: - December 22, 2021

Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof needs to do more to prove he’s an Oregon resident if he wants to run in the Democratic primary for governor in May, state election officials said this week. Kristof announced his campaign in October and quickly began raising money, but he didn’t officially file until Monday. His […]

Rep. Sheri Schouten plans to retire in 2023

By: - December 20, 2021

Beaverton Democrat Sheri Schouten will retire in 2023, ending a six-year period in Salem that brought her legislative victories and a new husband.  Schouten, a retired nurse, was elected in 2016. In a statement, she said she ran in large part because of her experience in public health.  “I may have been the only nurse […]

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Governor, health experts brace Oregonians for a serious impact from Omicron by February

By: and - December 17, 2021

In the past week, the Covid-19 outlook for Oregon shifted dramatically, with the state now facing the prospect of having the highest surge yet of infections and hospitalizations. A new forecast by Oregon Health & Science University indicates that more than 3,000 people would need to be hospitalized in Oregon by early February, surpassing the […]