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Oregon teen mayor: People can serve no matter their age

Nov. 11, 2018 4:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager elected mayor of his small Oregon city plans to be a steward for the budget and a proponent for growth. Voters in Yoncalla last week elected Ben Simons, 18, to be mayor of the city about 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Eugene, the Oregonian reported . Simons beat out...

Official hurls profanity at board chairman, who is her son

Oct. 10, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A county board meeting in Washington state became overly heated when a member hurled a profanity at the panel's vice chairman, who happens to be her son. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Pierce County Councilwoman Pam Roach directed the expletive at Dan Roach as he sought to limit...

Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate lays out education plan

Sep. 28, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Republican candidate seeking to become Oregon's governor unveiled his education plan on Friday, in which he would seek a minimum 15 percent funding increase in biennium education budgets, paid for by cuts in state and local government employees' pension plan and health benefits....