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John Kitzhaber

State's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care ov...

Oregon Governor Seeks Lawsuit Over Health Exchange Debacle

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he's seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon's online health insurance enrollment sy...

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.

State Legalizes Marijuana Dispensaries

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon is legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill on Wednesday giving the state authority to lice...

Senators, Gov To Visit Site Of Wildfires After Tragedy

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber will visit southwest Oregon to get a firsthand look at the wildfires that have threatened homes and made th...

Marijuana Hits The Lab

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Marijuana testing used to mean checking to see if someone had been smoking it. But with Oregon, Washington and Colorado all maki...

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...

Court Upholds Gov's Contentious Death Penalty Move

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's governor can deny execution for a death row inmate who wants to die, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, affirming ...

David Lohr

'Little People, Big World' Stars Get Disturbing Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Judge Says Death Row Inmate Can Reject Judge's Clemency And Be Executed

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. — A condemned inmate who says he wants to die can reject a reprieve from the death penalty issued by Oregon's governor, a judge rule...

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.

Lucia Graves

Pot Advocates Celebrate Big Victory In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Pro-pot groups have reason to celebrate: Ellen Rosenblum, a retired appellate court judge who's been vocal in her support for Oregon's medical marijua...

Oregon Reforms Health Care For Poor Residents

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

Oregon may have found a way to improve the health care it provides poor residents while saving money. The federal government has agreed to give the st...

Interesting Health Care Initiative Picks Up Where Obama Left Off

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — Pregnant with her seventh child and desperate to kick a meth addiction, Madeline Hutchinson turned to a program from the local Med...

Dr. King's Stance Against the Death Penalty

David A. Love | Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Much is known of the Montgomery bus boycott that Martin Luther King led in the 1950s. But rarely do we hear about his position against capital punishment.

The Conscience Of John Kitzhaber

Mark Osler | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion
Mark Osler

Can, and should, the religious conscience of one powerful individual be able to trump the popular will? The framers of this Republic, the men responsible for the shape of our governments, answered that question squarely with a "yes."

Two Volunteers for Execution, Two Governors Who Would Not Let Them Die

David Protess | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

While abolitionists cheered the news that Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had declared a moratorium on executions last week, the public reacted with surprise. Oregon has the death penalty?

Convicted Murderer Criticizes Oregon Governor For Giving Him A Reprieve

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. -- A condemned inmate who was scheduled to be executed next month is slamming Gov. John Kitzhaber for giving him a reprieve, saying the go...

Leadership

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.23.2012 | Crime
Diann Rust-Tierney

In the best tradition of leadership, Governor Kitzhaber has articulated a vision of a criminal justice system that is fair, reliable and accountable.

Oregon Governor Declares Moratorium On Death Penalty

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday imposed a moratorium on the death penalty for the remainder of his term, saying he's morally...

Oregon Governor Election Results: Oregon Live Projects John Kitzhaber As Winner Over Chris Dudley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, the Oregonian called the Beaver State's 2010 midterm election for Governor for Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber over Republic...