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Kitzhaber, Richardson face off in KGW/Oregonian debate

Kitzhaber, Richardson face off in KGW/Oregonian debateGovernor John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson met during their fourth debate sponsored by KGW and The Oregonian Tuesday night.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Familiar themes dominate Oregon Senate debate

Familiar themes dominate Oregon Senate debateThe two Senate candidates met Tuesday night at television station KOBI in Medford, in a broadcast that did not reach the Portland metropolitan area.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Green

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending record

Oregon GMO measure poised to set spending recordA ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.
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  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
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Texas billionaire gives $1.5M for open primary measure

Texas billionaire gives $1.5M for open primary measureJohn Arnold, 40, said he'd like the proposed "top-two" system to spread nationally as a way to reduce the influence of political insiders and highly partisan voters.
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  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Moms rally on both sides of pot debate in Portland

Moms rally on both sides of pot debate in PortlandBoth sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal instincts with the election less than three weeks away.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

Oregon Gubernatorial DebateOregon Gubernatorial Debate 10-14-14, sponsored by The Oregonian and KGW-TV
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

2 complaints filed over Kitzhaber's fiancee Cylvia Hayes

2 complaints filed over Kitzhaber's fiancee Cylvia HayesThe 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.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber requests ethics review of Cylvia Hayes

Kitzhaber requests ethics review of Cylvia HayesOregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked a state commission whether his fiancee is subject to state ethics law and, if so, whether she's broken the law.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

GMO ballot measure campaigns raise $12M combined

GMO ballot measure campaigns raise $12M combinedWith ballots going out to voters this week, the two opposing camps combined have reported contributions of more than $12 million.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Oregon ballots begin to hit mailboxes

Oregon ballots begin to hit mailboxesElection time has arrived in Oregon.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber, Richardson debate Tuesday night

Kitzhaber, Richardson debate Tuesday nightGov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson were in Portland holding their fourth debate Tuesday night, just a day before Oregon ballots are mailed.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Broker: Hayes was leader in planned marijuana grow

Broker: Hayes was leader in planned marijuana growOregon's first lady confessed to purchasing a property intended for an illegal marijuana operation that same year.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Merkley, Wehby face off in only Senate debate

Merkley, Wehby face off in only Senate debateSen. Jeff Merkley and Monica Wehby are facing off in their only debate of the Senate campaign.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Oregon court to hear arguments in pension case

Oregon court to hear arguments in pension caseThe Oregon Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit challenging legislative changes to the state pension system.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, guns

Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, gunsFormer U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords will begin a nine-state tour in Maine, where she will advocate for tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Kitzhaber speaks at rally for Oregon driver's cards

Kitzhaber speaks at rally for Oregon driver's cardsGov. John Kitzhaber has urged voters to approve a measure that would grant driving privileges to Oregonians who can't prove legal presence in the U.S
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Pro, anti-GMO labeling campaigns get big contributions

Pro, anti-GMO labeling campaigns get big contributionsAn Oregon ballot measure on the labeling of genetically modified foods is starting to attract big money.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Oregon voter registration deadline is TuesdayThe last day to register to vote in Oregon's November election is Tuesday, October 14.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Ore. equal rights amendment: Necessary or symbolic?

Ore. equal rights amendment: Necessary or symbolic?If the campaign is any indication, a proposal to give Oregon women a stronger safeguard against discrimination could win in a landslide.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Air travel an issue in driver's card debate

Air travel an issue in driver's card debateOne of the biggest points of dispute is whether holders of these driver's cards could use them as identification to board airplanes.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Kitzhaber, Richardson trade barbs in City Club debate

Kitzhaber, Richardson trade barbs in City Club debateThe debate, held at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, covered education, jobs, health care, prisons and racial equity.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Hayes admits to sham marriage, Kitzhaber defends fiancee

Hayes admits to sham marriage, Kitzhaber defends fianceeGovernor Kitzhaber's fiancee admitted to illegally marrying an 18-year-old immigrant in exchange for around $5,000 17 years ago.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Kitzhaber, Richardson debate in Portland

Kitzhaber, Richardson debate in PortlandThis debate, their third, will be held at the Sentinel Hotel. It is presented by the City Club of Portland and Oregon Public Broadcasting. It will cover education, jobs, health care and prisons, and include a focus on racial equity, according to OPB.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Driver's cards campaign ramps up in rural Oregon

Driver's cards campaign ramps up in rural OregonThe battle over whether Oregon should grant driving privileges to immigrants who can't prove they are in the U.S. legally is ramping up in rural parts of the state where there is a growing Latino population.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Life

Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Salt and Straw

Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Salt and StrawJoe Biden went to Salt and Straw.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Ben & Jerry's brings ice cream into GMO debate

Ben & Jerry's brings ice cream into GMO debateCan Ice Cream sway your decision on whether to label genetically modified foods?
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Report: Kitzhaber's fiance had undisclosed marriage to immigrant, 18

Report: Kitzhaber's fiance had undisclosed marriage to immigrant, 18Willamette Week reports that Oregon's First Lady Cylvia Hayes just Tuesday revealed to Gov. John Kitzhaber that she married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in 1997.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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