Kari Chisholm

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BlueOregon is the brainchild of Kari Chisholm, who says he helped launch it because, "well, it seemed like something I wanted to read." Once a political campaign hack, Chisholm now runs Mandate Media, a consulting firm that does "internet strategy for people changing the world." His personal blog covers Politics & Technology. In 1999-2001, Chisholm was the volunteer board chair of X-PAC, a nonpartisan group that sought to build a new generation of political leaders and community activists in Oregon.


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Jul. 24, 2015Merkley introduces a federal version of Oregon's Equality Act
Jul. 08, 2015Treasurer: Tobias Read is in
Jul. 07, 2015Secretary of State: Val Hoyle is in
Jul. 02, 2015Once fined for election law violations, Sid Leiken now wants to be Secretary of State
Jul. 01, 2015Sign the petition: Outdoor School for All
Jun. 30, 2015TODAY: Vote for Carl Wolfson!
Jun. 29, 2015Whew! Oregon vote-by-mail is safe, with Supreme Court decision in Arizona case
Jun. 27, 2015Across Oregon, front pages trumpet marriage equality (or not)
Jun. 26, 2015We win! Marriage equality comes to all 50 states
Jun. 23, 2015The Great Mentioner ponders: Who will run for Secretary of State?
Jun. 09, 2015It's time to kick the kicker for Oregon schools
May. 27, 2015It's true: Monica Wehby is... back!
May. 19, 2015End the secrecy on corporate taxes
May. 12, 2015In wake of gun safety bill passage, Prozanski faces recall effort
May. 12, 2015The Uber wars move from Portland City Hall to the State Capitol
Apr. 28, 2015Is Dennis Richardson considering another run for Governor? Bob Moore's touting a poll (again)
Apr. 28, 2015Sid Leiken is running for Governor. HAHAHA!
Apr. 25, 2015Background checks: Get it done.
Apr. 21, 2015Hoyle, McLain, and Riley face recalls by gun activists (even though that's dumb)
Apr. 17, 2015Governor Kate Brown makes State of the State address (full text)
Apr. 14, 2015It's time to raise Oregon's minimum wage. But how high should it go?
Mar. 31, 2015What do you do if your boss steals your paycheck?
Mar. 18, 2015The City Club remembers Gretchen Kafoury
Mar. 17, 2015Kate Brown draws a 2016 opponent: Bud Pierce
Mar. 14, 2015Gretchen Kafoury, 1942-2015
Mar. 10, 2015Dave Frohnmayer, 1940-2015
Mar. 10, 2015Will Ted Wheeler challenge Charlie Hales for mayor?
Mar. 07, 2015Atkins won't run in 2016. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Mar. 06, 2015BREAKING: Gov. Brown names Jeanne Atkins as Secretary of State
Feb. 23, 2015Can I get an amen?
Feb. 18, 2015Inauguration of Governor Kate Brown
Feb. 18, 2015Clean Fuels Program passes Senate, despite Oregonian's Cylvia Hayes obsession
Feb. 17, 2015Naming names: Wild speculation about the next Secretary of State
Feb. 12, 2015Courtney, Kotek, and Wheeler call for Kitzhaber to resign
Feb. 04, 2015What's worse than a climate change denier?
Feb. 03, 2015The IPO reaches major-party registration threshold
Jan. 27, 2015Which statues should represent Oregon in the U.S. Capitol?
Jan. 20, 2015Speculating out loud: Who will run for Mayor of Portland in 2016?
Jan. 16, 2015Paulie Brading, 1948-2015
Jan. 13, 2015Sworn in for fourth term, Kitzhaber cites RFK as inspiration for fighting inequality
Jan. 07, 2015Ducks vs. Buckeyes smacktalk from Oregon and Ohio leaders
Jan. 06, 2015As people flock to Oregon, prospects for a sixth congressional seat perk up...
Jan. 03, 2015Bill Moyers highlights Oregon enviro lawsuit in his final broadcast
Dec. 30, 2014What do you want the 2015 Legislature to take on?
Dec. 22, 2014Why things were different in Oregon
Dec. 16, 2014Merkley to introduce new LGBT anti-discrimination law
Dec. 15, 2014On the Meet the Press, Ron Wyden takes on Dick Cheney on torture
Dec. 11, 2014Federal court rules that crimes-against-humanity trial can proceed against Scott Lively, former head of Oregon Citizens Alliance
Dec. 10, 2014Wyden speaks out on CIA torture report
Dec. 09, 2014Yes on 92 campaign files suit to demand 4600 additional ballots be counted

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