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JPR has gathered all our coverage of Election 2018 here, in one place. So, if you missed our stories about any of the candidates or ballot measures you'll be voting on, you can catch up, refresh your memory or delve a little deeper to make your final decision.

Josephine County: Fowler Wins Commissioner, Sheriff Stays Put

By Geoffrey Riley - Nov 6, 2018


Grants Pass Mayor Darin Fowler is on his way to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, winning Tuesday's election over Ron Smith. Fowler will replace Simon Hare, who did not run again.

The November vote was a runoff after the May primary failed to produce a majority for any of the candidates in a crowded field. Fowler piled up 53% of the voteto 46% for Smith.

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel cruised to reelection, crushing challenger Jonathan Knapp, 71% to 28%.

Jackson County: Both Commissioners, Sheriff Reelected

By Geoffrey Riley - Nov 6, 2018

Dyer and Roberts campaigns

Jackson County Commissioners Rick Dyer and Colleen Roberts, both Republicans, appeared to win second terms in office with Tuesday's election. And incumbent Sheriff Nathan Sickler won election to the post he was appointed to in early 2017.

All faced spirited opposition. Dyer drew Democrat Amy Thuren, a former Red Cross executive and current director of The Valley School in Medford. Vote totals Tuesday night showed Dyer with 53% of the vote to Thuren's 44%. Libertarian Frank Brannen pulled 3%.

Roberts, a first-termer like Dyer, faced off against Lanita Witt, a retired MD and the co-owner of Willow-Witt Ranch. Roberts gathered more votes, 52% to 46% for Witt. Libertarian Edward Stanton also ran and drew 2% support.

Oregon Legislature: Incumbents Win, Wallan Takes Open Seat

By Geoffrey Riley - Nov 6, 2018

A couple of new faces will represent the region in the Oregon Legislature next year. But only because the faces belong to people running for open seats. Voters re-elected incumbents on the ballot in both houses.

The exceptions were Senate District Three (see separate story here), won by Jeff Golden, D-Ashland, and House District Six, won by Kim Wallan, R-Medford.

The house district gets a new legislator because of the retirement of longtime Representative Sal Esquivel, who chose not to run again.

Sound Off: Election Analysis From You

By Geoffrey Riley, April Ehrlich & John Baxter - Nov 6, 2018



Jeff Mapes and callers with Geoffrey Riley.

The mid-term election, anticipated for two years, is finally over on Wednesday morning.

There was a lot for voters to consider, everything from immigration to school funding, governors to city council members. So now let's talk about what happened.

We follow the election with the return of our "Two Cents Day" segment... numbers and analysis, to be sure, but also a chance for you to vent on the results and how they do or do not match your hopes and expectations.

Put your voice out there--literally--with a call to 800-838-3760 during the segment, or email

California's Next U.S. Senator Is A Choice Between A Negotiator And A Fighter

By Nadine Sebai / Capital Public Radio - Nov 6, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California state Sen. Kevin de Leon is a day away from knowing if his fight against the "establishment" campaign has paid off in his run to become California's next U.S. Senator.

Oregon Counties Take Precautions As Ballot Security Tightens

By Claire Withycombe / Portland Tribune - Nov 6, 2018

Pamplin Media Group

State and county officials say they have buttressed the state's voting systems against intruders.

Oregon Governor Candidates Make Final Plea -- Aimed At White Suburban Women

By editor - Nov 5, 2018

Leading up to the final stretch of the election, Oregon's gubernatorial candidates worked hard to make their final pitch to a demographic group that has already received a lot of attention this cycle: college-educated, white suburban women.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

In Oregon Governor's Race, The 30-Second TV Ad Still Rules

By editor - Nov 5, 2018

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Republican challenger Knute Buehler, locked in the most expensive gubernatorial race in Oregon history, are pouring most of their money into a form of campaigning that hasn't changed much in decades: 30-second TV ads.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

Gavin Newsom, John Cox Make Closing Arguments In California Governor's Race

By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio - Nov 5, 2018

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom have been barnstorming the state for much of the past week -- often joining candidates in California's competitive congressional races that could decide control of the House of Representatives.

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom make their final campaign stops Monday in the race for California governor.

Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness

By editor - Nov 3, 2018

After years of economic boom driven by rapid tech growth, voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will decide this November if big corporations should be taxed to help pay for issues that have only gotten worse as business has thrived: housing and transportation.

The campaigns are an acknowledgment of the strain that rapid job growth has levied on public transportation and housing affordability in many cities.

Business groups who oppose the tax hikes argue the measures would give companies a reason to expand elsewhere, or even worse, leave the region altogether.

Organizations Rally People Of Color In Oregon To Get Out The Vote

By editor - Nov 2, 2018

A group of activists canvassing for the upcoming midterm elections walked into a Northeast Portland apartment building last week -- and were immediately confronted by security.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

The guard asked for IDs, and scanned one person's driver's license with a handheld device before allowing the group -- all people of color -- to proceed to the elevators.

How California Initiatives Went From 'Power To The People' To A Big Money Game

By Meghan McCarty Carino / KPCC - Nov 2, 2018

Adrienne Hill / California Dream

Californians will vote on 11 statewide initiatives when they go to the polls Tuesday. The state has one of the strongest direct democracies in the world -- established more than a century ago in response to powerful railroad interests.

But in recent decades the initiative process has come to be dominated by the very forces it was invented to avoid: special interests with lots of money.

Chief Petitioner Behind Oregon Grocery Tax Ban 'Regrets' Involvement

By editor - Nov 2, 2018

A chief petitioner behind a ballot measure to ban grocery taxes in Oregon now says he wishes he never backed the controversial proposal in the first place.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

Oregon Dismisses Complaint Alleging Campaign Misled Business Owners

By Ericka Cruz Guevarra - Nov 2, 2018

The Oregon secretary of state's office has thrown out a complaint filed against opponents of the Portland gross receipts tax measure.

Oregon Voters To Decide Fate Of Sanctuary Law

By editor - Nov 1, 2018

Oregon's sanctuary law is one of the oldest in the country. It was signed into law in July 1987 -- more than 31 years ago.

"Both Republicans and Democrats voted for the bill," says Rocky Barilla, the Democrat and former state representative behind the law. "It was really not controversial."

But half the state's sheriffs -- largely from more conservative, rural parts of the state -- want to do away with the law.

Doctors Want To Prescribe Nature To Communities Of Color. Here's How California Might Help.

By Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio - Nov 1, 2018

Angelica Ramon cajoles her 3-year-old, Samiel, in Spanish as they trek up a hill at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. He's a dedicated -- but distracted -- hiker, often pausing to pick up a leaf or stumbling over roots while staring up at the sky.

New Poll Shows Brown With Narrow Lead Over Buehler In Governor's Race

By editor - Oct 31, 2018

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown holds a narrow lead of 3 percentage points over Republican challenger Knute Buehler in a new independent poll conducted by a Portland firm.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

The Twists And Turns In The Race To Replace Bend Rep. Knute Buehler

By editor - Oct 30, 2018

In Republican-controlled Oregon House District 54, Democrats have a voter registration advantage, and it looked like Bend might swing blue Nov. 6.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

But then, the left-leaning campaigns to replace state Rep. Knute Buehler went off the rails.

Independent Party Candidate Drops Bid For Oregon Governor, Backs Brown

By editor - Oct 30, 2018

Patrick Starnes, the Independent Party of Oregon's candidate for governor, dropped an interesting new campaign message a week from election day: Vote for Kate Brown.

RELATED: Live Oregon and Washington 2018 midterm election results.

Measure 102 Changes Oregon Constitution To Ease Public-Private Housing Deals

By editor - Oct 30, 2018

Ballot measures over contentious topics such as immigration, tax policy and abortion are garnering the attention this fall, but Oregon voters also will consider a statewide measure advocates say helps address the housing crisis.


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incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

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EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related 55%
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drug reform party  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda 65%
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propaganda theme3 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 65%
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"Community" "Communities" "the country"4Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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 psychoactive chemical

chemicals 85%
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 depressant intoxicant 85%
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 alcohol 85%
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"Wine"2Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
Pot Threatens Booze Profits
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"School" "college-educated"
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"officials"1Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)

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