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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.
Nov. 28, 2011
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.
Dec. 5, 2011
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.
Aug. 22, 2011
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."
March 13, 2012
Death row inmate Gary Haugen is calling Governor John Kitzhaber's execution reprieve "legally ineffective." And the inmate wants a new execution date.
Sept. 20, 2011
The Marion County judge who'll decide if Gary Haugen is mentally competent to be executed, is keeping the inmate's psychological evaluation confidential.
Nov. 22, 2011
Governor John Kitzhaber’s moratorium Tuesday on capital punishment in Oregon puts Gary Haugen’s scheduled execution on hold.
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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 ...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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: ...
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...
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 ...
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...