Reporter And Producer
Lauren Dake is a political reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before OPB, Lauren spent nearly a decade working as a print reporter. She’s covered politics and rural issues in Oregon and Washington. She’s spent time in a maximum-security prison in Bogota, Colombia (for a story!) and sat in a sweat lodge on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
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Oregon lawmakers are preparing to defend themselves against accusations that they underplayed reports of sexual harassment at the state Capitol.
House Speaker Tina Kotek and others issued denials in response to a civil rights complaint accusing them of permitting sexual harassment.
The Deschutes County Clerk determined on Tuesday that Knute Buehler, the Republican candidate for governor, does live there despite an elections complaint to the contrary.
It’s a new world for the powerful public employee unions in Oregon now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled states can’t require public employees to pay dues to unions that represent them in the workplace.
A day after a poll showed the governor’s race possibly tightening, the Democratic Party of Oregon asked the state to investigate whether Knute Buehler is violating the state Constitution.
An Oregon state senator who was at the center of an investigation into unwanted touching weighed in on how the policies could be improved.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other leaders called on Nathan Boddie on Monday to step aside.
At a time when the nation is grappling with race and policing, politicians of color in Oregon say they are often faced with uncertainty while canvassing.
Oregon’s top attorney is considering whether to investigate if a crime was committed during the process of putting one of the more controversial initiatives on the November ballot.
An internal Democratic battle over one of the most coveted legislative seats in the state intensified on Wednesday.
Oregon voters will likely have a chance this November to decide whether they want to make it harder for politicians to curtail current tax breaks and raise fees.
Oregon House Democrats’ chances of increasing their majority in the Oregon statehouse diminished after they pulled support for Democratic candidate Nathan Boddie on Monday.
The debate over the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents has infiltrated politics at every level in Oregon.
Backers of a proposal that would have required Oregonians to lock up their guns are shelving their effort for now.
After a high-profile sexual misconduct case where a state senator resigned, legislative leaders asked the Oregon Law Commission to review policies to ensure the Capitol is a harassment-free workplace.
Of all the ballot fights Oregonians could expect later this year, abortion may be the most surprising.
After Oregon failed to alert parents that their children were in imminent danger at a day care in Portland, Gov. Kate Brown called on the state to do a better job managing child care facilities.
State regulators suspected trouble at a fancy home day care in Portland and shut it down. But it took days for parents to discover that the state considered their provider a danger to their children.
Gov. Kate Brown faced pushback from both sides of the aisle when it came to passing a business tax break, but the bill passed with relative ease and speed.