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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Opens Re-election Campaign

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

To no one's suprise, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she plans to run for re-election to the office she's held since John Kitzhaber's resignation in 2015.

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Candidates In Oregon's Top Election Race Building War Chests

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 midnight | Salem, Oregon

Almost $2.4 million already raised by both Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates for the 2018 elections in Oregon. 

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Phil Knight Donates Half-Million To Knute Buehler's Campaign

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week.

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Brown, Buehler Tangle Over Health Care Taxes As Oregon Governor's Race Heats Up

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 4:26 p.m. | Portland

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Knute Buehler called for a special session on health provider taxes, an idea quickly rejected by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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4 Big Questions That Loom Over The 2018 Oregon Governor's Race

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 5:38 p.m. | Portland

Knute Buehler, a Republican Oregon representative from Bend, becomes the first major candidate to officially enter the race for governor. Here are the four big questions looming over the coming race.

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Bend Republican To Run For Oregon Governor In 2018

AP | Aug. 3, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Rep. Knute Buehler said on Twitter Thursday that he is "ready to bring change with education, budget and economic reforms."

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Inslee Calls Republican Healthcare Plan 'Disaster For Washington'

Northwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the Republican healthcare plan in Congress “a disaster.” Inslee made his comments Wednesday as new projections on the impact to the state were released.

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Oregon's Governor Pushes Back Against Stricter Marijuana Laws

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 5:10 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the Trump administration to view marijuana as an economic opportunity.

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Oregon Governor Extends Statewide Emergency Declaration

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 12:42 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended a statewide emergency declaration Friday. The declaration will now last another 30 days.

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Oregon Governor Seeks Legal Action Against Travel Ban

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 1:10 p.m.

Oregon's attorney general is one of 16 state attorneys general who called the travel restriction “unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful.”  

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Trump Frees Federal Aid For Oregon Winter Storm Relief

AP | Jan. 27, 2017 5 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown had requested the Presidential Disaster Declaration. The storm caused more than $16 million in damage, including to hundreds of miles of publicly owned power lines.

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Inslee Ready To Resist Trump Administration

Northwest News Network | Jan. 26, 2017 4:10 p.m.

From climate change to people living in the country illegally, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee doesn't see eye-to-eye with the Trump administration.

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Kate Brown Takes Office | Death Penalty: Murder Victim's Mother | Portland's 'Funniest Person'

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon

Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.

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Kate Brown To Take Oath, Deliver Inaugural Address Monday

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 5:11 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will be sworn in for another two years Monday.

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Staffing Changes At Oregon Governor's Office

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 11:28 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has hired two lobbyists to serve in senior roles at her State Capitol office.

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Oregon Governor's Budget Proposes Ways To Fill $1.7 Billion Shortfall

AP | Dec. 1, 2016 11:21 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown presented her budget proposal for the next biennium, aiming to address a $1.7 billion shortfall while maintaining funding for critical areas.

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Pierce Booed For Sexual Assault Remarks, Later Apologizes

OPB | Oct. 1, 2016 10:31 a.m. | Portland

The Republican candidate for Oregon governor, Bud Pierce, was booed at a Portland debate Friday when he suggested successful women are safe from sexual violence.

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What Is The Proper Role Of Washington's Lt. Governor? Candidates Disagree

Northwest News Network | Sept. 9, 2016 3:11 p.m.

After five terms in office, Washington Lt. Gov. Brad Owen is retiring. The two candidates running to replace him don't agree over the proper role of the lieutenant governor.

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Where Do Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Visit?

Statesman Journal | Sept. 1, 2016 12:52 p.m.

A comparison of campaign stops by gubernatorial candidates Gov. Kate Brown and Dr. Bud Pierce shows two different approaches for winning the election.

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Help! Who Are All These Candidates On My Washington Primary Ballot?

Northwest News Network | July 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Voters in Washington state have a political homework assignment that has nothing to do with the conventions — and it’s due August 2.