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Gov. John Kitzhaber

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Top Cover Oregon IT Official Resigns

The housecleaning continues at Oregon’s troubled health-insurance exchange, with the resignation of a fourth top manager.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

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Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange To Pay Main Tech Contractor Another $44M Despite Website Still Not Working

Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange said Monday it will pay its main technology contractor much of the money it’s been withholding in payments, in exchange for Oracle’s promise to continue working with the state during a transition period.

03/04/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former State Lawmaker Goes To FBI Over Oregon’s Obamacare Website

Gov. John Kitzhaber said that he was led to believe in the run-up to the troubled rollout of Oregon’s health insurance exchange that problems developing the website would not prevent it from launching on time.

02/04/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Shut Down Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange

A Republican state lawmaker who’s running for governor says he’ll introduce legislation to shut down the state’s troubled health insurance exchange.

01/10/2014

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Oregon Health Care Exchange Has Yet To Enroll A Single Person

With a reputation as a pacesetter in health care, Oregon laid out bold plans for complying with the federal overhaul.

CBS Seattle–11/11/2013

Protests Against Bush Campaign Visit To Ohio

Protesters Climb Oregon Capitol Dome, Hang Sign

Two protesters opposed to selling Oregon state forest land broke away from a tour group Thursday, secured ropes atop the Capitol and climbed down the face of its dome to unfurl a large banner criticizing Gov. John Kitzhaber.

CBS Seattle–09/19/2013

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Genetically Modified Crops Included In Budget Deal

Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators spent months trying to agree on a grand bargain in which Republicans would consent to higher taxes and Democrats would OK cuts in retirement benefits for government employees.

CBS Seattle–09/19/2013

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ore. Governor To Call Special Session Over Taxes, Crops

Gov. John Kitzhaber said Wednesday that he plans to call Oregon lawmakers into special session to vote on measures affecting taxes, public-employee pensions and the regulation of genetically modified crops.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2013

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Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Death Penalty Repeal

Oregon’s complicated relationship with capital punishment takes center stage this week as a House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty

02/24/2013

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Oregon Gov Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Approve Tax Incentive For Nike

Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is “extraordinarily awkward.”

12/13/2012

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