Talk:Oregon

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This page uses wikipedia as its source, doesn't that ruin the point? Everett3 14:00, 19 March 2009 (EDT)

liberal leaning, rainy state

A surprising phrase in the first sentence of an encyclopedical article! --AugustO 03:07, 20 February 2015 (EST)

Fixed it as follows:

Oregon is a state on the west coast of the United States. Its capital is Salem and largest city is Portland. Oregon became the 33rd state on Feb. 14, 1859.

Liberal Portland versus Conservative Eastern and Southwestern Oregon

The high population density northwest areas of the state (Portland and Salem) are very liberal leaning especially in the area of environmentalism. The southwest area of the state (such as the Rogue Valley, Josephine County and Jackson County) and the portion east of the Cascades are very conservative. Hence, Eastern Oregon (Palouse, Harney Basin, High Desert, Treasure Valley and East Central Oregon) is considered to be part of the conservative American Redoubt area of the United States.

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