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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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."

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Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Jefferson Public Radio | July 20, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Opponents of expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon say the move was rushed through with little public notice.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Reflects On 2017 Session, What's Next

OPB | July 12, 2017 4:44 p.m.

The 2017 legislative session ended with a mix of victories and disappointments for Oregon Governor Kate Brown. 

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Oregon Extends Health Care To Children Brought To US Illegally

AP | July 7, 2017 3:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Government-funded health care will be accessible for more than 14,000 children in Oregon who were brought to the United States illegally.

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Bill Expanding Oregon Sanctuary State Law Clears Legislature

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:33 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s 'Sanctuary State' law has, for years, prohibited the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law, and many see the bill as an extension of that legacy.

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$5.3B Transportation Bill Heads To Oregon Governor

OPB | July 6, 2017 2:20 p.m.

A $5.3 billion transportation bill aimed at improving Oregon's roads, bridges and transit wins final approval in Legislature.

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Oregon Searches For Clean Air Funding After Lawmakers Say No

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is now in search of a new way to pay for the governor’s clean air initiative.  

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Oregon Narrowly Approves K-12 Spending Plan

OPB | June 27, 2017 1:09 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers narrowly approved an $8.2 billion spending plan Tuesday for K-12 schools. The number is an 11 percent increase over the previous budget cycle.

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Health Care 'Provider Tax' Heads To Oregon Governor's Desk

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.

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Oregon Health Care Tax Looks More Likely

OPB | June 9, 2017 2:44 p.m. | Portland

A Ways and Means subcommittee approved a package of new health care taxes that would maintain insurance for about 1 million Oregonians.