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Sen. Wyden Calls For Resignation Of Oregon Employment Department Director

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Oregon lawmakers in the House Interim Committee on Business and Labor will question Oregon Employment Department staff about systematic issues Saturday.

Effort Fails To Recall Oregon Republican For State Senate Walk-Out

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The campaign saw major funding from organized labor, but faltered as COVID-19 halted in-person signature gathering. 

Oregon Republicans Will Once Again Try To Recall Gov. Kate Brown

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For the second year in a row, the GOP faces at least one rival campaign to recall Oregon's Democratic governor. 

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'OPB Politics Now': The Race For Oregon Secretary Of State

After a wild primary, two Oregon legislators will face off for the state's second-highest office — and the only statewide office currently held by a Republican. 

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden: Trump’s Social Media Order Seeks To ‘Mug The First Amendment’

After Twitter applied fact-checking labels to two of President Trump’s recent tweets, the president issued an executive order seeking to limit protections for social media companies. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump is attacking the First Amendment.

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Oregon Lawmakers Call Employment Officials Back For Questioning

House lawmakers are recalling the head of Oregon's employment department to answer questions during a Saturday session

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Why Parts Of Rural America Are Pushing Back On Coronavirus Restrictions

Conservative challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in counties that have few coronavirus cases. "This has become a rural versus urban issue," political scientist Kathy Cramer says.

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Oregon Employment Officials Face Lawmakers As Thousands Await Relief

The director of the Oregon Employment Department apologized to thousands of Oregonians still waiting for unemployment relief.

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After 'Razor-Thin' Win, Sen. Shemia Fagan Offers Preview Of Secretary Of State Race

The Democratic nominee for Oregon's second-highest office addressed supporters publicly for the first time Tuesday. She faces Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher in the November general election. 

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Baker County Circuit Court Judge Stands By Oregon Coronavirus Orders Injunction

The Baker County Circuit Court judge who vacated more than 20 of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's executive orders surrounding the coronavirus pandemic said he won't back down from his decision.

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Oregon Supreme Court Orders Decision From Baker Co. Judge On COVID-19 Restrictions

Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff has until 5 p.m. Tuesday to address his order against Governor Kate Brown’s coronavirus restrictions.

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Khanh Pham Is Going To Salem, And Bringing Her Community With Her

Khanh Pham recently won the Democratic primary for Oregon House District 46, the East Portland district that includes neighborhoods where she’s been building community connections for years.

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Shemia Fagan To Face Kim Thatcher In Oregon Secretary Of State Race

Shemia Fagan will run against Kim Thatcher to become Oregon's next secretary of state, after Fagan officially claimed the Democratic nomination Friday.