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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A second Utah facility where Oregon sends foster care children is shutting down. Three Oregon youth live at the Mount Pleasant Academy and will be transferred to other facilities.
Red Rock Canyon School, a Utah treatment facility where Oregon placed foster youth, is closing amid reports of abuse.
2019 saw one of the most dramatic and impactful legislative sessions anyone in the Capitol can recall — one marked by stark extremes.
On a special episode of OPB Politics Now, we’ll look at how the 2019 legislature has changed life for Oregonians.
Nine of the Oregon Senate's 12 Republicans showed up to the chamber floor for the first time in 10 days with more than 100 bills on the docket.
Peter Courtney is the longest-serving Senate president in Oregon history. But does the Republican walkout signal the end of his tenure?
Oregon lawmakers in the House approved a measure on Thursday that could end up raising taxes on cigarettes.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is calling a special legislative session for the first week of July.
With a vote on a controversial climate bill looming, Oregon Senate Republicans are threatening to once again leave the building in an effort to prevent Democrats from passing the legislation.
More than a year after allegations of sexual misconduct rocked the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers are overhauling their rules and creating a new equity office.
The Oregon Legislature is headed into its final weeks, and there is too much happening to fit into one podcast.
Oregon lawmakers approved a measure on Thursday that could allow the state to adopt daylight saving time year-round.
A scathing audit released more than a year ago found many problems within the Child Welfare system. Today, many of the same problems exist.
Washington state has removed all their foster youth from a for-profit facility in St. George, Utah after becoming concerned for the children’s safety. Oregon still has kids there.
A measure to prevent racially motivated calls to 911 passed the Oregon Senate on Monday.