ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The former chair of the Linn County Republican Party says she'll challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
Jo Rae Perkins announced her candidacy on Friday. Echoing themes from the tea party movement, Perkins says she would adhere strictly to the U.S. Constitution.
A biography says Perkins was a financial adviser, banker and real-estate agent. She recently returned to college and graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in political science.
One other Republican, Mark Callahan of Salem, has filed candidate papers with the Federal Election Commission for the 2014 Senate race.
Merkley is preparing for a re-election campaign but hasn't made a formal announcement.
"Move your car or be towed." That's the message from the city of Portland to residents who park in the Alphabet District. Street cleaners will clear leaves off the street Friday morning.
On nights like this the Union Gospel Mission opens up and provides blankets, mats and sleeping bags. Earlier this week, the mission got help from an unlikely source.
Want to see what Portland looked like 100 years ago? There's a display at the Benson Hotel -- and it's all in gingerbread.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is prepared to keep the roads clear in the metro area as they will lay down magnesium chloride. They also have sand in their arsenal and, in other areas of the state, will use salt.