Bikers and Rockers Raise $73,000 for Children’s Hospital

The annual Ride & Rock event hosted by Fibre Federal and iQ Credit Union drew over 500 attendees and raised tens of thousands of dollars for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Oregon’s 2014 Election Takes Shape after Filing Deadline – with a Few Surprises

Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.

Race to Enter 2014 Cherry Blossom Run Begins; Lottery Deadline is Dec. 13

Runners have until Friday, Dec. 13, to enter a lottery for the chance to rub elbows with politicians and their Capitol Hill staffers in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, a fundraiser for Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Credit Union Miracle Day Wins Wegner Award for Outstanding Program

Credit Union Miracle Day, the largest national credit union event supporting Credit Unions for Kids, will be honored with a prestigious Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program during CUNA’s 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference.

Credit Unions Continue Steady Push for MBL Cap Increase

Credit unions have been engaged in a long-term advocacy campaign ever since Sen. Harry Reid promised a floor vote for the credit union MBL bill in March. The bill remains on the Senate calendar and could therefore be called to the floor at any time.

Media Reports of European Bank Strife Could Impact U.S. Consumer Confidence

News reports of the financial upheaval in Europe have begun describing the situation as a “bank run,” which will likely lead to consumer questions about the stability of American financial institutions as media coverage expands.

Oregon Legislature Prepares for February Annual Session

This Oregon Legislative Update outlines the upcoming annual session in the Oregon Legislature and provides details on the appointment of Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to the Oregon State Senate.

Oregon Legislator Calls for Shift of Public Funds to Credit Unions

This Oregon legislative update outlines Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith’s push to create the Credit Union Depository Pool and gives up-to-date information about local elections and the upcoming state Joint Revenue Committee meeting.

Oregon Legislative Update

This Oregon legislative update outlines the ongoing election process for state and federal representatives and covers recent committee appointments from around the state.

Washington Gov. Gregoire Won’t Run in 2012

Yesterday, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire announced that she would not stand for a third term in 2012, leaving politicos to contemplate the future for both her and the office she will leave after eight years.