Former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies at 91

PORTLAND, Ore., July 21 (UPI) --The family of former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh confirmed the 91-year-old died Sunday night from renal failure.
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New wildfire in Washington State prompts evacuation

SEATTLE, July 17 (UPI) --A new wildfire in Washington State prompted hundreds of evacuations and closed a highway as the Oregon governor declared a state of emergency.
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Governor asking DHS not to send 6-year-old Oregon girl to Mexico

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Ore. Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked the Justice Department to review a Department of Human Services decision to send a 6-year-old girl to Mexico.
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Oregon attorney general says won't defend gay marriage ban

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Oregon's attorney general said Thursday her office won't defend the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, which is being challenged in federal court.
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Small Oregon fish could be first taken off endangered species list

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. officials propose taking the Oregon chub off the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, which would make it the first fish de-listed due to recovery.
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Oregon governor signaling for change in state's marijuana laws

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Oregon governor John Kitzhaber (D) says the state should ready itself for the legalization of marijuana.
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Farmers may petition Oregon to kill wolves

ENTERPRISE, Ore., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Oregon wildlife officials could be asked to target and kill several wolves that have been preying on cattle near the Canadian border, state officials said.

Young firefighter dies leaving Oregon's Big Windy Fire

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LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators from New York to Los Angeles Wednesday rallied to celebrate May Day and demand immigration reform.

Oregon lawmaker seeks death penalty repeal

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A year after Oregon's governor said he will stay all death sentences, a state lawmaker said he plans to announce legislation to repeal capital punishment.

Oregon death penalty reprieve argued

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Del. board urges life for death row inmate

DOVER, Del., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A death-row inmate days from execution should have his sentence for killing his ex-girlfriend changed to life in prison, the Delaware pardons board recommends.

Oregon gov. cancels executions

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Tuesday he will not permit any executions during the remainder of his term, including one scheduled for next month.
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John Albert Kitzhaber (born March 5, 1947) is the 37th Governor of Oregon. He served as the 35th Governor of Oregon from 1995 to 2003, and became the first person to be elected to the office three times when he was re-elected to a non-consecutive third term in 2010. Prior to becoming a politician in Oregon, he was a practicing physician. He graduated from South Eugene High School in 1965, Dartmouth College in 1969, and Oregon Health & Science University with a medical degree in 1973. Kitzhaber practiced medicine from 1973 to 1986 in Roseburg, Oregon as an emergency room physician.

Kitzhaber began his political career in 1979 as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives for one term. In 1980, he was elected to the Oregon State Senate, where he served three terms from 1981 to 1993, and he was the president of the Senate from 1985 until 1993. As Oregon Senate President, he was the chief author of the state's government-funded health care plan, the Oregon Health Plan.

In the general election of November 2, 2010, he narrowly defeated the Republican nominee, former NBA player Chris Dudley. Two days after the balloting, their vote percentages were reported as 49.0% and 48.3%

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