John Kitzhaber

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New Oregon Governor Takes Office With A Pledge Of Ethics

Kate Brown became Oregon’s governor with a pledge not to accept money from outside sources and to ensure anyone who pays her family and staff does not have business before the state of Oregon.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2015

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Country’s First Bisexual Governor, Kate Brown, Officially Sworn In

Brown assumed Oregon’s highest office during a ceremony at the state Capitol


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Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Announces His Resignation Amid Scandal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned Friday, giving in to mounting pressure to abandon his office amid suspicions that his fiancee used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business.

CBS Seattle–02/13/2015

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Campaign Watch: This Week In Oregon Politics

A conservative super PAC with ties to the Koch brothers is buying into Oregon’s Senate race

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

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Oregon Governor Seeks Lawsuit Over Health Exchange

Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he’s seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon’s online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

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Campaign For Immigrant Driver’s Cards Ramps Up

A coalition of groups in Oregon is preparing for what they say could be a hard-fought campaign to approve a ballot measure granting driving privileges to people who can’t prove they are legal residents of the U.S.

CBS Seattle–05/27/2014

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Once A Leader, Oregon Exchange Struggles

With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon.


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Tobacco Lawsuit Helps Oregon Balance Budget

As the Oregon Legislature convened Wednesday for the start of a month-long legislative session, key lawmakers proposed spending much of a $56 million dollar legal windfall to avoid cutting services for the sick and needy.