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November 25, 2011
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber angered prosecutors, victims' families and doubtless many voters this week when he granted a reprieve to all 37 of the state's death row inmates for the duration of his term. In doing so, he committed one of the most courageous and conscientious acts we've seen on the national political stage in some time. Kitzhaber made his announcement following a decision by the state Supreme Court clearing the way for the Dec. 6 execution of Gary Haugen, who was convicted of killing Mary Archer in 1981 and stabbing a fellow prison inmate to death in 2004.
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November 25, 2013 | By Robert Greene
He's the Democratic governor of a liberal, trend-setting West Coast state. He had an earlier tour in the same office, serving two terms in previous decades before leaving to pursue other endeavors. He came back to be re-elected in 2010 and is now serving a remarkable third term, which has been marked by an economic turnaround and a budget rescued by new taxes. He's being cagey about whether he'll seek re-election next year. He's been sometimes criticized and sometimes celebrated for his quirky, iconoclastic manner.
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NATIONAL
October 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
In a state knocked on its hindquarters by the recession, some say it will take a big man to pull Oregon back up on its feet. At 6 feet 11, Republican Chris Dudley would like to be that man. "It's pretty safe to say I've got a good shot at it," said Dudley, for whom good shots were a rarity in a 16-year NBA career distinguished by one of the worst free-throw shooting percentages in league history. The degree to which the governor's race is a tossup this late in the campaign says much about how hard-hit the state has been by double-digit unemployment and back-to-back fiscal crises ?
OPINION
November 25, 2011
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber angered prosecutors, victims' families and doubtless many voters this week when he granted a reprieve to all 37 of the state's death row inmates for the duration of his term. In doing so, he committed one of the most courageous and conscientious acts we've seen on the national political stage in some time. Kitzhaber made his announcement following a decision by the state Supreme Court clearing the way for the Dec. 6 execution of Gary Haugen, who was convicted of killing Mary Archer in 1981 and stabbing a fellow prison inmate to death in 2004.
NEWS
November 25, 2013 | By Robert Greene
He's the Democratic governor of a liberal, trend-setting West Coast state. He had an earlier tour in the same office, serving two terms in previous decades before leaving to pursue other endeavors. He came back to be re-elected in 2010 and is now serving a remarkable third term, which has been marked by an economic turnaround and a budget rescued by new taxes. He's being cagey about whether he'll seek re-election next year. He's been sometimes criticized and sometimes celebrated for his quirky, iconoclastic manner.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2009 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Jerry Brown has fashioned a career alone on the cutting edge of politics, but as he looks ahead to 2010, the California attorney general finds himself in the midst of an unusual pack: former governors eyeing a return to their old jobs. At least four, and perhaps as many as six, ex-governors may be on the ballot around the country next year, a pattern apparently without precedent or any clear-cut explanation, beyond the fact that few jobs in American politics beat the chance to run your own state, even in these difficult times.
OPINION
January 19, 1992 | Linda Darnell Williams, Linda Darnell Williams is an assistant business editor for The Times. She interviewed John Kitzhaber in his office
As architect of Oregon's plan to revamp its health-care services for the poor and expand the number of insured, John Kitzhaber has been in the thick of the national debate over how to fix the nation's ailing health-care system. In that role, the liberal Democrat has received as many brickbats as roses. Among his early detractors were some liberal Democratic soul mates in the U.S. Congress, who had themselves been among the most vocal critics of the nation's current system.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Opening a three-day Western campaign swing, President Obama said Wednesday night that if Republicans regained control of Congress they would reinstate policies that cut taxes for the richest Americans, make it easier for companies to pollute, and let middle-class families "fend for themselves. " "This election isn't about anger; it isn't about fear," Obama told a crowd of about 10,000 people at the Oregon Convention Center. "This election is a choice, and the stakes could not be higher.
NEWS
July 5, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This past spring, outside this tiny, beautiful and storm-battered town, a row of upscale townhouses perched on a cliff above the Pacific began moving toward the shore. Under pressure from repeated heavy winter storms, the land beneath the houses was coming apart. One might predict what would come next: Alarmed residents hire engineers and devise schemes to reinforce the cliff and save their homes. News crews arrive. Federal grants follow. Neighbors, maybe the whole town, pitch in.
NEWS
March 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Gov. Neil Goldschmidt has proclaimed March 5 as "Blue Jeans Thursday" at the State Capitol in honor of state Senate President John Kitzhaber's 40th birthday. The governor signed the proclamation last week as Kitzhaber, who is noted for his casual attire, looked on.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Opening a three-day Western campaign swing, President Obama said Wednesday night that if Republicans regained control of Congress they would reinstate policies that cut taxes for the richest Americans, make it easier for companies to pollute, and let middle-class families "fend for themselves. " "This election isn't about anger; it isn't about fear," Obama told a crowd of about 10,000 people at the Oregon Convention Center. "This election is a choice, and the stakes could not be higher.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
In a state knocked on its hindquarters by the recession, some say it will take a big man to pull Oregon back up on its feet. At 6 feet 11, Republican Chris Dudley would like to be that man. "It's pretty safe to say I've got a good shot at it," said Dudley, for whom good shots were a rarity in a 16-year NBA career distinguished by one of the worst free-throw shooting percentages in league history. The degree to which the governor's race is a tossup this late in the campaign says much about how hard-hit the state has been by double-digit unemployment and back-to-back fiscal crises ?
NATIONAL
December 5, 2009 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Jerry Brown has fashioned a career alone on the cutting edge of politics, but as he looks ahead to 2010, the California attorney general finds himself in the midst of an unusual pack: former governors eyeing a return to their old jobs. At least four, and perhaps as many as six, ex-governors may be on the ballot around the country next year, a pattern apparently without precedent or any clear-cut explanation, beyond the fact that few jobs in American politics beat the chance to run your own state, even in these difficult times.
NEWS
July 5, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This past spring, outside this tiny, beautiful and storm-battered town, a row of upscale townhouses perched on a cliff above the Pacific began moving toward the shore. Under pressure from repeated heavy winter storms, the land beneath the houses was coming apart. One might predict what would come next: Alarmed residents hire engineers and devise schemes to reinforce the cliff and save their homes. News crews arrive. Federal grants follow. Neighbors, maybe the whole town, pitch in.
OPINION
January 19, 1992 | Linda Darnell Williams, Linda Darnell Williams is an assistant business editor for The Times. She interviewed John Kitzhaber in his office
As architect of Oregon's plan to revamp its health-care services for the poor and expand the number of insured, John Kitzhaber has been in the thick of the national debate over how to fix the nation's ailing health-care system. In that role, the liberal Democrat has received as many brickbats as roses. Among his early detractors were some liberal Democratic soul mates in the U.S. Congress, who had themselves been among the most vocal critics of the nation's current system.
NEWS
February 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Choosing to protect beaches rather than homes, officials rejected an emergency plan to build a rock barrier against a crumbling cliff in Oceanside to save dozens of luxury townhouses perched on the edge. The Tillamook County decision was a devastating blow to homeowners but an affirmation of Oregon's strict beach-protection laws. Citing concerns that 30,000 cubic yards of rock would just shift erosion elsewhere, all three county commissioners voted not to ask Gov.
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