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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.

Election office employees put away sample ballots during the conclusion of a ballot counting demonstration at the Multnomah County Elections Office in Portland, Oregon

A quarter of local election officials received violent threats after 2020 election, survey finds

By: - November 3, 2022

One in four local election officials and nearly two-thirds of those in large cities received violent threats after the 2020 election, and nearly one in five plan to leave their jobs before the next presidential election, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was the fourth since 2018 from the Elections and Voting Information […]

Oregon gun safety measure poised to appear on November ballot

By: - July 6, 2022

SALEM, Oregon – Supporters of a gun safety ballot initiative say they have gathered more than enough signatures to guarantee a statewide vote on a law that would require licenses for all gun owners. Hundreds of volunteers for Initiative Petition 17 will continue collecting petition signatures across Oregon until Tuesday night, then deliver them to […]

A pride flag, Oregon flag and U.S. flag rest on a desk in the Oregon Capitol.

After Supreme Court overturned Roe, LGBTQ advocates worry about what’s next

By: - June 27, 2022

SALEM, Oregon – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade doesn’t immediately affect access to reproductive health care in Oregon, but LGBTQ rights advocates fear other rights may now be in jeopardy. Abortion is protected as a right under the state Constitution, and codified in state law. The same goes for access to […]

Ethics complaint against former Oregon State president over LSU scandal will be dismissed

By: - October 25, 2021

Former Oregon State University President F. King Alexander won’t face any consequences for using university attorneys to respond to a probe into LSU’s handling of campus rape allegations during his tenure there.  The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted 3-2 Friday morning to dismiss a complaint against Alexander. The vote ultimately didn’t matter, however, because state […]

Former university president accused of violating Oregon law with response to LSU scandal

By: - October 22, 2021

Former Oregon State University and LSU president F. King Alexander, who resigned just nine months into his OSU tenure over revelations that LSU’s athletics department systematically covered up sexual misconduct allegations under his watch, also appears to have violated Oregon law. Alexander used OSU lawyers to respond to investigators in Louisiana, according to an Oregon […]