governor http://nwpr.org en Vic Atiyeh, Former Oregon Governor, Dies At 91 http://nwpr.org/post/vic-atiyeh-former-oregon-governor-dies-91 <p>Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh has died at the age of 91. The two-term Republican passed away Sunday evening at a Portland hospital of complications from renal failure. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:42:28 +0000 Chris Lehman 49344 at http://nwpr.org Vic Atiyeh, Former Oregon Governor, Dies At 91 With Primary Over, Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Look To November http://nwpr.org/post/primary-over-oregon-gubernatorial-candidates-look-november <p>This week's primary was mostly a formality for the two major party candidates for Oregon governor. Incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson both had little more than token opposition. The real match-up comes in the fall.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:13:04 +0000 Chris Lehman 46304 at http://nwpr.org With Primary Over, Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Look To November GOP Incumbents Fend Off Far-Right Challengers In Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/gop-incumbents-fend-far-right-challengers-idaho <p>Idaho's top Republican incumbents survived challenges from their more-conservative opponents last night. Governor Butch Otter won his party's gubernatorial nomination by a little over 50 percent of the vote. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:08:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46256 at http://nwpr.org GOP Incumbents Fend Off Far-Right Challengers In Idaho Rancher Eyes Oregon Governor's Race http://nwpr.org/post/rancher-eyes-oregon-governors-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conventional wisdom in Salem is that Governor John </span>Kitzhaber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will run for re-election next year. But that’s not a given. The 66-year-old Democrat has repeatedly said he’s not made up his mind. That's left potential Republican candidates wondering what the governor’s race will look like next year. There’s one candidate who has entered the fray that you may not have heard of. He says everything he needs to know, he learned in the fields of central Oregon. He even wrote a song about it.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:24:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 36573 at http://nwpr.org Rancher Eyes Oregon Governor's Race GOP State Rep. Enters Oregon Governor's Race http://nwpr.org/post/gop-state-rep-enters-oregon-governors-race <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/072413CL_orgov_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A long-time Republican state lawmaker known for his colorful floor speeches says he's running for Oregon governor in 2014. Dennis Richardson kicked off his campaign Wednesday with a series of rallies around the state.<p>Richardson has served more than a decade in the Oregon House. He's been the Republican point-person on budget issues and is an outspoken critic of the state's public pension system. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:58:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 31481 at http://nwpr.org GOP State Rep. Enters Oregon Governor's Race Washington Governor: End Tax Breaks, Extend Expiring Taxes To Fund Schools http://nwpr.org/post/washington-governor-end-tax-breaks-extend-expiring-taxes-fund-schools <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to close or curtail a dozen tax breaks and continue a couple of tax increases that are about to expire. The money raised – more than a billion dollars – would be earmarked for public schools. The plan unveiled Thursday is part of the Democrat’s budget priorities for the next two years. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:48:25 +0000 Austin Jenkins 25064 at http://nwpr.org Kitzhaber, Inslee Push For Emissions Accounting For Coal Export Proposals http://nwpr.org/post/kitzhaber-inslee-push-emissions-accounting-coal-export-proposals <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Jay Inslee continue to push for a tougher federal review of proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest. Monday the governors sent a letter to the President’s top environmental advisors, asking them to consider the impact of coal exports on the climate. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:26:18 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24864 at http://nwpr.org Washington Lawmakers Honor Former Gov. Booth Gardner http://nwpr.org/post/washington-lawmakers-honor-former-gov-booth-gardner <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/gardner leg memorial web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Flags across Washington are at half-mast and state lawmakers held a special memorial service in honor of former Gov. Booth Gardner. Friday, members of the House and Senate shared stories about his life and his political impact.<p>Washington Youth Academy students brought in the flags and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the Senate floor. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen said the students’ presence was a fitting tribute to Gov. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:00:34 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 24728 at http://nwpr.org Washington Lawmakers Honor Former Gov. Booth Gardner Booth Gardner, Washington’s 19th Governor, Dead At 76 http://nwpr.org/post/booth-gardner-washington-s-19th-governor-dead-76 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031613AJ_BoothGardnerObit_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Booth Gardner, Washington’s 19th governor, has died at age 76. Gardner’s family says he passed away Friday night from complications of Parkinson's disease. Gardner had lived with the illness for more than a decade.<p>Democrat Booth Gardner took office in January of 1985. He was a Harvard-educated businessman with a playful manner. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:50:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 24409 at http://nwpr.org Booth Gardner, Washington’s 19th Governor, Dead At 76 Kitzhaber Signs Water Eastern Oregon Water Plan http://nwpr.org/post/kitzhaber-signs-water-eastern-oregon-water-plan <p></p><p>Governor John Kitzhaber signed a plan that will move several eastern Oregon water projects one step forward. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:55:09 +0000 Courtney Flatt 22858 at http://nwpr.org