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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The Oregon legislature will not come back for a special session to deal with COVID-19 — at least not yet.
Gov. Kate Brown announced on Tuesday she is restricting visitors at all nursing and residential care facilities, adult foster homes and group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in her latest efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is banning seated dining at the state’s bars and restaurants and banning gatherings of more than 25 people.
Tuesday was the deadline for people seeking seats in the Oregon Legislature. Here are the highlights.
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The top Republican in the Oregon Senate, who led his colleagues on three walkouts to protest a plan to fight climate change, won't seek re-election.
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In the upcoming months, both Republicans and Democrats will be jockeying to control the narrative about the walkout before the upcoming 2020 elections.
The 2020 Oregon legislative session is effectively over, with very little show after an acrimonious dispute between lawmakers.
The impasse between Oregon's Democrats and Republicans over a sweeping climate change bill continued Monday, stretching into the sixth day in the Senate and the fifth day in the House, and threatened to derail the rest of the legislative session.
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At this point in a legislative session, lawmakers would normally be finalizing state budgets and starting to prepare for adjournment. Instead, mornings in the Capitol have a new ritual.
Oregon Republican legislators from both the House and Senate walked off the job this week in protest of a major climate bill.
State Sen. Shemia Fagan, D-Portland, is entering the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state, after her friend and former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson dropped out of the race.
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GOP state senators could flee the Capitol next week to block a climate bill. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has been trying to keep them in the building.