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Scandal-Ridden Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's Private Emails Released

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Oregon Governor Kate Brown released 5,000 emails on Tuesday from a private account used for state business by forme...

Better and Cheaper Medicaid

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

Unsurprisingly, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is getting pushback from interest groups against her goal of "reinventing Medicaid'' - the federal-state program for the poor. The Ocean State's Medicaid costs are America's second-highest per enrollee (Alaska is first) and 60 percent higher than the national average.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.

Kate Brown Sworn In As Oregon Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens SALEM, Ore., Feb 18 (Reuters) - Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in as governor on Wednesday, taking over from a fel...

Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

Charles Ogletree | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Charles Ogletree

In his last few hours in the Capitol Building, Governor Kitzhaber has the opportunity to undertake perhaps the most courageous act of his career, one that would create his most enduring legacy -- the Governor can commute the death sentences of the 34 men and one woman on Oregon's death row.

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Obama Asks Congress If It's Okay That He Started Fighting ISIS | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, America's ongoing battle with the Islamic State reached a new stage, specifically that stage where the president finally...

Meet America's First Openly Bisexual Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns from office Wednesday, his replacement, Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown, will make history the na...

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) announced his resignation from office Friday amid allegations of corruption, a month after he was sworn into office. ...

Oregon Secretary Of State Seems Slightly Miffed Over 'Bizarre' Situation With Governor

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The possible successor to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) said on Thursday that she was a little bit confused about why exactly Kitzhaber asked her to ...

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Says He Will Not Resign Amid Criminal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) said on Wednesday that he would not resign amid an investigation by the state attorney general into allegations that hi...

Oregon Governor Under Investigation For Potential Conflict Of Interest

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 9 (Reuters) - Oregon's attorney general is investigating allegations surrounding Governor John Ki...

Allegations Against Oregon Gov. 'Troubling'

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 6 (Reuters) - Oregon's attorney general has labeled as "troubling" allegations against the state...

John Kitzhaber Wins Unprecedented Fourth Term As Oregon Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) has won an unprecedented fourth term in the statehouse, defeating Republican Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber served as ...

Oregon Governor Defeats Republican Challenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) has won his re-election bid, defeating Republican Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber, who was elected in 2010, previously ...

Republican Defeated In Oregon Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R) has lost the Oregon gubernatorial race to incumbent John Kitzhaber. With Tuesday's results, Kitzhaber is s...

Oregon Governor Asks For Ethics Review Of Fiancée's Consulting Contracts

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 13 (Reuters) - Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) asked a state ethics commission on Monday t...

Oregon Governor's Fiancee Admits She Married A Man To Help Him Get U.S. Residency

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The fiancée of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) admitted on Thursday that she accepted $5,000 nearly two decades ago in exchange for marrying an Ethiop...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Oregon Governor Saves A Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life. On his way to d...

Oregon Governor Walks Out Of Interview Over Questions About State's Health Care Website

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

KATU News' exclusive one-on-one interview with Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber ended abruptly Thursday when the station's interviewer asked about probl...

World's 5th Largest Economy Takes on Climate Change

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

The West Coast region is not waiting for the federal government to take action. As Congress remains gridlocked and climate deniers wield bizarre, scientifically-baseless power in DC, West Coast leadership is stepping up to the most pressing global issue facing humanity.

Court Rules On Inmate's Death Penalty Fate After Gov Intervenes

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A condemned murderer who tried to seek his own death warrant after Oregon's anti-death pe...

David Lohr

'Little People, Big World' Stars Get Disturbing Threats | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Reality TV dad Matt Roloff and his family are the victims of increasing and disturbing online threats. According to the Washington County Sheriff's...

An Economy That's Working

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

f we really lean into this we will simultaneously increase prosperity for our people, reinvigorate the American Dream, and restore this magnificent blue planet. This is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our lifetime.

Who Cares About Empowering Voters? Portland's Bus Project

Washington Spectator | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Lost in the coverage of the national campaign to exclude citizens from the polls is the work of organizations expanding the franchise. Oregon's Bus Project has been at it for 10 years, registering voters, knocking on doors, and successfully lobbying the Oregon Legislature.