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To Ease PERS Problem, Oregon May Use Mix Of Rewards And Punishments

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

A task force on Oregon's massive public pension debt wants to prod the 900 government agencies in the state to more aggressively tackle the problem.

local | News | Education

Oregon Governor Replaces Head Of Education Agency

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

There's been a change at the top of the Oregon Department of Education. Salam Noor stepped down suddenly Wednesday.

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Oregon Governor Wants To Take Up Gun Control In February Session

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 10:55 a.m. | Portland

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Oregon's governor says she wants to pursue two gun measures that failed in this year's legislative session.

local | News | Business | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon Governor Says Gorge Economic Recovery Will Take Months

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 2:44 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she thinks it'll take several months for businesses in the Columbia River Gorge to recover from the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Wants Earlier Presidential Primary

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 4:46 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon would hold its 2020 presidential primary earlier in the year if Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gets his way.

Environment | local | Forestry | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon State Government Adapts As Wildfires Take Their Toll

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

This year’s intense wildfire season in Oregon has reignited a long-simmering debate at the state Capitol: how to manage forests in a way that doesn’t lead to infernos.

Environment | local | Nation | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Brings Together Local, State, Federal Leaders

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The fire brought together a run of show that included local, state and federal leaders talking about the lessons that can be learned from the fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

local | News | Education

Oregon Earns Federal Approval For State Education Plan

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's approved plan will guide school improvement in the state, in a more flexible way than under the old No Child Left Behind law.

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After Director's Resignation, More Leadership Changes At OHA

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Portland

More leadership changes are coming for the Oregon Health Authority after newspaper reports uncovered a communications plan to discredit a Portland healthcare provider.

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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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OHA Staffers Who Crafted Controversial PR Plan Escape Consequences

The Register-Guard | Aug. 15, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown asked Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton to resign last week, after the draft of an aggressive OHA PR plan to vilify a Portland-area health care provider became public.

Environment | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Warm Springs Reservation Fire Grows To 34,000 Acres

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:10 p.m.

The Nena Springs Fire is burning in dry grass and brush on steep terrain.

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OHA Director Resigns After Plan To Plant Negative Stories Uncovered

Portland Tribune | Aug. 8, 2017 5:52 p.m.

OHA Director Lynne Saxton has resigned in the wake of news her involvement in a plan to plant negative and misleading news about a local nonprofit health provider to influence lawmakers.

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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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Oregon Governor To Veto 2 Bills, Plus Projects Sought By GOP Legislator

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 3:29 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown serves notice that she will veto two bills and excise nearly $6 million in spending out of another measure.

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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.

Environment | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Portland

Rising temperatures, high winds and dry conditions are likely to persist through at least the remainder of the week, creating a high chance of wildfires spreading across Oregon.

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Oregon Public Pension Debt Officially Rises By $2.4 Billion

OPB | July 28, 2017 5:02 p.m. | Portland

The board that oversees Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System makes a "pragmatic" decision to make a relatively modest reduction in its investment assumptions. 

local | News | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Oregon Will Deploy National Guard Soldiers To Help With Eclipse

OPB | July 27, 2017 3:03 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown has authorized the Oregon National Guard to stage personnel in preparation for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."