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Politics Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate Watch: Kitzhaber, Richardson square off in first debate
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point squared off Friday, July 18, 2014 in Oregon first gubernatorial debate. The debate was sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
Politics GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record GOP abandons Oregon legislative candidate with criminal record
Republican leaders in Oregon have abandoned a legislative candidate after learning he served eight months in a Michigan jail on accusations he assaulted his mother's boyfriend and then punched her in the mouth when she tried to intervene.
Politics US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon US transportation stalemate may cost Oregon
A stalemate in Congress over transportation funding threatens to delay highway projects slated to begin next year, Oregon Department of Transportation officials said this week.
Politics Deadline passes for Oregon ballot measures Deadline passes for Oregon ballot measures
The deadline for advocates to get their issues before Oregon voters this November came and went Thursday with no new additions to a lineup of ballot questions that will likely include the topics of illegal immigration, marijuana legalization and genetically modified food.