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Oregon Lawmakers Call On Sen. Jeff Kruse To Resign

Lawmakers in the Oregon Capitol are calling on Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, to resign after a fellow state senator filed a formal complaint against him for sexual misconduct.

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'OPB Politics Now': Kruse And Kitzhaber Back In The Spotlight

We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.

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Oregon State Senator Calls For Public Investigation, Says 15 Other Women Inappropriately Touched By Kruse

In her first detailed account of alleged harassment at the Oregon Capitol, state Sen. Sara Gelser says a fellow legislator touched her breasts and placed his hand on her thigh under a dais.

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Stories Of Sexual Harassment In Salem Suggest Training Isn't Working

Stories of sexual misconduct in Salem have prompted a broader conversation about training and reporting policies in a building where relationships are key. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Election Wrap-Up

We break down the most important election results in Oregon and Washington.

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West Coast Democrats Behind 'Great Blue Wall' Push Progressive Climate Agenda

On Tuesday, Republicans lost their one-vote majority in the Washington state Senate, giving Democrats control of the “great blue wall” — full control of legislatures along the West Coast.

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'OPB Politics Now': Last-Minute November Ballot Cheat Sheet

Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7. 

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Oregon Lawmakers And Lobbyists Say Sexual Harassment, Poor Behavior The Norm In Salem

The sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have kicked off a national debate about the treatment of women that has spread to statehouses across the country, including Salem.