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With the resignation of Roseburg Sen. Jeff Kruse, Oregon law sets forth the process for appointing his replacement. While specific instructions will come from the office of Oregon secretary of state, some of the process became clear after talking to local elected officials and party members.

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A short legislative session begins next week, and Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, and Rep. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, say they hope Democratic legislators stick to business and avoid trying to rush through major legislation on complex issues like carbon cap and trade and a constitutional right to…

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While top Oregon political leaders called on state Sen. Jeff Kruse to resign immediately Thursday, a day after a female senator filed a formal complaint alleging years of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching, local Republicans chose to take a wait-and-see attitude.