In June, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced he had brain cancer. Richardson has long been a fixture in Salem.

But since the diagnosis, he’s been spending more time away from the state Capitol. And he recently asked if his deputy could do a central part of his job.

In this week’s “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Lauren Dake, Jeff Mapes and Dirk VanderHart discuss the delicate balance between a person’s right to privacy and the public’s right to know how an elected official is doing.

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