Dirk VanderHart
Dirk VanderHart

Dirk VanderHart

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Dirk VanderHart covers Oregon politics and government for OPB. Before barging onto the radio in 2018, he spent more than a decade as a newspaper reporter—much of that time reporting on city government for the Portland Mercury. He’s also had stints covering chicanery in Southwest Missouri, the wilds of Ohio in Ohio, and all things Texas on Capitol Hill.

Dirk’s byline has appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Columbus Dispatch, The Oregonian, and more. He’s got a journalism degree from Michigan State University.

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‘OPB Politics Now': Kate Brown vetoing budget bills, Oregon GOP and the voter pamphlet deadline

We’re catching up on an assortment of Oregon politics this week. Gov. Kate Brown announced she will veto budget bills — but those vetoes might not be legal. The Oregon Republican Party will appear in your voter pamphlet after all — because nobody is quite sure what constitutes a deadline these days. And here in the home of vote by mail, some Oregonians may end up casting their ballots in person.


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