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Politics Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term
A year ago, John Kitzhaber looked invincible. But Kitzhaber's pedestal began to fracture last October under the weight of the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.
Politics Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure
A Houston billionaire who has given $1.5 million in support of a ballot measure to change Oregon's primary election system says the proposed format is one of the few solutions to lessening dysfunction in Washington, D.C.
Politics 2 complaints filed over Oregon governor's fiancee 2 complaints filed over Oregon governor's fiancee
The Oregon Republican Party and a GOP state lawmaker have filed complaints with a state ethics panel over the role Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee has played in his administration.
Politics Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling
Biotechnology giant Monsanto is ramping up its spending toward trying to defeat a November ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Orego
Politics Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessment Cover Oregon consultant pens scalding assessment
The draft report by Clyde Hamstreet, made public Tuesday, covers the period from mid-April through the end of August, when Hamstreet and two of his executives tried to straighten up the failing exchange.