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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.
Politics Governor's fiancee lived at home intended for pot Governor's fiancee lived at home intended for pot
When she announced that she had taken thousands of dollars to enter a fraudulent marriage, the fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said the illegal move came in a turbulent time in her life 17 years ago.
Politics Oregon Supreme Court court hears arguments in PERS case Oregon Supreme Court court hears arguments in PERS case
Attorneys representing public employees told the Oregon Supreme Court on Tuesday that a contract is a contract, and the justices should reject the Legislature's attempt to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for retired workers.