Oregonians to vote to legalize recreational marijuana
July 23rd, 2014
10:06 AM ET
2 months ago

Oregonians to vote to legalize recreational marijuana

(CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed.

More than 88,500 people signed the petition, enough to place the initiative before voters on November 4.

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Oregon governor wants to sue contractor over health insurance site
May 29th, 2014
09:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Oregon governor wants to sue contractor over health insurance site

(CNN) – Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he's asked Oregon's attorney general to sue Oracle, the contractor responsible for building the glitch-filled Cover Oregon health insurance website.

The Democratic governor is urging Ellen Rosenblum to put in place "immediate" legal action in order to recover funds paid to the California-based technology company.

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Filed under: Health care • John Kitzhaber • Obamacare • Oregon
Wehby addresses stalking accusations, says Dems engaged in 'politics of personal destruction'
May 21st, 2014
08:24 PM ET
4 months ago

Wehby addresses stalking accusations, says Dems engaged in 'politics of personal destruction'

(CNN) – Monica Wehby, who won this week’s Republican primary for Senate in Oregon, is addressing separate instances of alleged harassment brought to light during her campaign.

A pediatric neurosurgeon, Wehby told conservative radio host Lars Larson that Democrats have turned to "politics of personal destruction" by digging up these accusations.

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Filed under: 2014 • Oregon
Same-sex marriage in U.S.
May 19th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
4 months ago

Federal judge strikes down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

(CNN) - A federal judge struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Monday.

"Because Oregon's marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest, the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said in his ruling.

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Filed under: Oregon • Same-sex marriage
Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge
May 16th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge

(CNN) – With key Republican Senate primary showdowns in Georgia and Oregon on tap for next Tuesday and a faceoff in Iowa just a couple of weeks away, Rick Santorum isn't sitting idle.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate – who's seriously considering another bid for the White House – fired off three endorsements the past two days.
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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Iowa • Oregon • Rick Santorum
Mitt Romney strikes again
May 1st, 2014
11:57 AM ET
5 months ago

Mitt Romney strikes again

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is playing an increasingly large role in campaign politics, especially for a man who says he has no intention of running for higher office again.

Thursday the former Massachusetts governor and two-time White House candidate gave his support to a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon. The endorsement is the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

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Filed under: 2014 • House • Mitt Romney • Oregon • Senate • Senate Race
Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​
April 7th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
6 months ago

Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the West Coast this week for a string of paid speaking engagements in California, Nevada and Oregon.

CNN was first to report the trip back in January, when it was announced that Clinton – the favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 – would keynote a marketing event in San Francisco, headline a speaking tour in San Jose and talk health care with a group in San Diego.
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Filed under: Colorado • Hillary Clinton • Nevada • Oregon
Oregon governor announces historic fourth term bid
December 9th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
10 months ago

Oregon governor announces historic fourth term bid

(CNN) – John Kitzhaber is bidding for an unprecedented fourth term as Oregon governor.

Kitzhaber made it official on Monday, announcing that he'll run for re-election next year.
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Oregon moves a step closer to 'free' college tuition
July 4th, 2013
03:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Oregon moves a step closer to 'free' college tuition

(CNN) – A bill currently awaiting Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature could radically change the way in-state public university students pay their way through college.

Passed unanimously by the Democrat-controlled state Senate Monday after it had already cleared the also Democrat-controlled House, the bill would create a program called "Pay Forward, Pay Back" by which students wouldn't pay a dime at the time of study at any public institution for higher education in Oregon. Instead, students who qualify as Oregon residents would sign a binding contract that would require they pay a percentage of their post-college income back to the state every year for up to 24 years.
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Filed under: Oregon
January 16th, 2013
07:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Oregon sheriff: 'Unconstitutional' gun control laws won't be enforced

(CNN) - An Oregon sheriff says he will not enforce any federal regulation that President Barack Obama lays out in his package of gun control proposals Wednesday.

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller joins several other public officials across the nation who have decided to square off with the White House even before it outlines what its plans are for expanded measures.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Oregon
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