Outgoing Oregon governor commutes death row sentences, orders execution chamber dismantled
In her final weeks in office, Gov. Kate Brown is commuting the sentences of those on death row and dismantling the state execution chamber in an effort to effectively end capital punishment in Oregon.
Democrat Tina Kotek will be Oregon’s next governor
Kotek is the longest-serving House Speaker in Oregon history and will be Oregon’s first openly lesbian governor. She has promised a more proactive, but still compassionate, approach to homelessness and crime in Oregon, than her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown.
Democrat Tina Kotek increasingly targets a former ally in tight governor’s race: Gov. Kate Brown
The Democratic nominee for governor has been increasingly critical of Gov. Kate Brown as she tries to create distance.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has an ambitious agenda for her last year in office
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has begun a series of lasts: last State of the State address and last legislative session as governor. Brown sat down with OPB's Dave Miller to talk about her agenda for her last year in office.
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she won’t run for Oregon governor
The announcement resolves one of the last lingering questions about an already packed field of candidates.
Oregon hospitals prepare for National Guard troop deployment
Oregon’s hospitals are preparing for an influx of National Guard troops next week, to help with COVID-19 cases.
Oregon National Guard troops to help hospitals struggling with COVID patients
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced on Friday that she would be sending up to 1,500 Oregon National Guard troops to help hospitals deal with the surge in delta variant COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases have never been higher. Here’s what you need to know.
Wearing masks is a start, but it's unclear if that'll be enough to stop Oregon's hospitals from getting overwhelmed. And we're all here like... what now?
Oregon Elects Kate Brown As Governor
Kate Brown won the governor's race in the Beaver State. She will serve the final two years of John Kitzhaber's term.
Kate Brown Takes A Cautious Path To Endorsing Measure 97
Gov. Kate Brown's endorsement of Measure 97 was not a surprise, but she took her time getting there.