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Politics Oregon sues software giant Oracle over Medicaid system Oregon sues software giant Oracle over Medicaid system
Oregon has filed a new lawsuit against Oracle Inc. saying the company is planning to pull the plug on hosting the state's Medicaid system, which could jeopardize health insurance enrollment and re-enrollment for thousands of low-income Oregonians.
Politics Wash. House committee weighs bill to abolish death penalty Wash. House committee weighs bill to abolish death penalty
Families of murder victims and opponents of capital punishment spoke out in support of a measure to abolish the death penalty in Washington, saying that a costly and drawn out appeals process only prolongs the pain of the crime.
Politics Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor; Kitzhaber resigns Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor; Kitzhaber resigns (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Kate Brown was sworn in Wednesday as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who had been the state's longest-serving chief executive before his swift fall from grace.
Politics Transition away from Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speeds ahead Transition away from Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speeds ahead
With two days left before Gov. John Kitzhaber leaves office amid an ethics scandal and criminal investigations at both the state and federal level, he remained out of public view Monday, the Legislature tried to get its new session back on track and death penalty opponents made a last-minute appeal.