Well, we've just been tickled by mailers featuring Communists and scared piggy banks, frustrated children and worried homeowners. As we near Election Day, we offer you a wrap-up of our findings, from statewide ballot measures to local library levies.
By Janie Har :: Published on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.
PolitiFact Oregon is wrapping up a week's worth of updates to its Kitz-O-Meter, the tool the site uses to keep track of Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign promises. In health care and the environment, the governor has managed to keep two key promises
By Ryan Kost :: Published on Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 2:53 p.m.
Will it be Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales in November’s runoff for Portland mayor? Or Jefferson Smith and Brady? Or Hales versus Smith? Polls show that the three leading candidates are virtually tied with no one candidate likely to score the 50 percent plus one needed to win outright on Tuesday. With that in mind, here is a roundup of our fact checks on the candidates.
By Janie Har :: Published on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.
The election is almost over. Here we offer our fact checks in a race defined by claims about Medicare, partisanship and taxes.
By Janie Har :: Published on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 3:13 p.m.
Find yourself sitting beside a relative who has sent you lots of chain e-mails? Here's our guide on what to say. Stash it under the green bean casserole until you need it.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 11:01 a.m.
After an overwhelming response from readers, we're changing the Truth-O-Meter. Barely True will now be called Mostly False.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 12:46 p.m.
Six months into his third term as governor, John Kitzhaber has moved quickly to set in motion plans to change the way the state builds budgets, educates children and delivers health care. Those promises proved to be a higher priority than tax and environmental reform.
By Ryan Kost :: Published on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 3:00 a.m.
We explain our process for selecting claims to check and how we make our Truth-O-Meter rulings.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 4:37 p.m.
We’ve updated the status of a few Gov. John Kitzhaber's promises now that his budget proposal has been released.
By Ryan Kost :: Published on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Governor-elect John Ktizhaber made more than a couple promises during last year's campaign season. We know, because we went through his statements, speeches, ads and position papers looking for them. Over the next four years, we'll be keeping an eye on whether Kitzhaber is keeping those promises.
By Ryan Kost :: Published on Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 12:48 p.m.
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