Two state representatives and a former candidate for the state House filed a referendum Tuesday that would repeal a new state law that allows officials to seize a person's firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or family members.
"It has totally humanized what we do, and I think it's made us more approachable and accessible," Sgt. Matt Smith said. "I already had one person today walk up and ask me about the police log. It's a way to start a conversation with us where maybe before there was that invisible barrier between us and the public."
There had been speculation Richardson could consider a run, after he became the first Republican to win statewide office since 2002. He also ran unsuccessfully against then-Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2014. But Richardson put those rumors to rest on Wednesday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Intel on Wednesday and said Republicans in his chamber, the Senate and the White House need to "get on the same page" if they are to deliver the massive tax overhaul they and Intel want.