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Oregon is at the forefront of the nation's health care reform. OPB's Kristian Foden-Vencil looks at how those changes are affecting Oregonians.

Tuesday a judge in Salem will hold a competency hearing for convicted killer Gary Haugen. Haugen wants to waive all his appeals to the death sentence and proceed to execution. But his former lawy...

Kristian Foden-Vencil spoke with Gary Haugen earlier this year about his views on the death penalty and life on death row.

OPB readers looked back to an interview with Death Row inmate Gary Haugen last week. It was the top read story on the OPB news website.

OPB News website readers' interest in the case of Death Row inmate Gary Haugen placed it on the top of the most popular stories of the week of Nov. 19.

Death row inmate Gary Haugen is scheduled to undergo a psychological evaluation Tuesday. Haugen  wants to drop all appeals of his sentence, and proceed to execution.

Governor John Kitzhaber raised the issue of Oregon's death penalty this winter, when he placed a moratorium on executions for the rest of his tenure. He urged Oregonians to "find a better solution."

Death row inmate Gary Haugen is calling Governor John Kitzhaber's execution reprieve "legally ineffective." And the inmate wants a new execution date.


Judge Rules Haugen Competent

Sept. 28, 2011

Death-row inmate Gary Haugen appeared before a Marion County Judge Tuesday morning in Salem. The judge ruled that Haugen is competent to continue arguing for his own execution.

Lawyers from Oregon's public defenders office asked the State Supreme Court Monday, to order another hearing for convicted murderer Gary Haugen.

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Two Conversations with Gary Haugen

Sept. 26, 2011

Only two people have ever been executed in Oregon since the death penalty was first introduced to the state in 1963. Gary Haugen wants to be next. 49-year-old Haugen has been in prison since ...

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Voices of 2011

Dec. 23, 2011

We've been taking a bit of time this week to look back at the year that is coming to a close. We started with a look at the top environmental stories in 2011 — from fish to forests to energy....

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Reporters Look Back on 2011

Dec. 20, 2011

April Baer, Kristian Foden-Vencil and Chris Lehman are three of the reporters you hear on OPB News regularly, bringing you stories from around the state. We asked them to join us to talk about what...

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Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

March 14, 2013

Gary Haugen's unusual legal case has been winding its way through the system since November 2011 when Governor John Kitzhaber halted all executions. In several shows since that time, we've explored...

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Haugen's Challenge to the Governor's Reprieve

July 25, 2012

Gary Haugen was in court Tuesday in his latest attempt to reverse his stay of execution. Last year, shortly before Haugen — a twice convicted murderer — was to be executed, Go...

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News Roundtable: June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

We're a day early with our regular news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: ...

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Legally Competent

July 5, 2011

A recent Oregon Supreme Court ruling may have extended condemned murderer Gary Haugen's life. This was welcome news to everyone on Haugen's defense team, but not by Haugen himself. The ruling came ...

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Kitzhaber Stops Executions

Nov. 23, 2011

Governor John Kitzhaber addressed the people of Oregon on Tuesday with news that he was granting Gary Haugen a temporary reprieve from his execution. Haugen was scheduled to die by lethal injection...

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Max Williams Exits Corrections

Jan. 2, 2012

Max Williams is leaving his position as the director of Oregon's Department of Corrections after eight years on the job. In February, he'll officially take on the role of president at the Oregon C...

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