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Former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died Monday night.

The state probe into ethics allegations against former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is being halted, at least for now.

Northwest Attorneys General Sue Energy Drink Maker

Jul 17, 2014
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Attorneys General from Oregon and Washington filed suit Thursday against the makers of a popular energy drink.

Oregon lawmakers want to crack down on charities that use very little of the money they raise to actually help people. 

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Ellen Rosenblum says she's "honored" to be selected as Oregon's first female Attorney General. That was the announcement Wednesday from Governor John Kitzhaber. The news comes just as she picks up a Republican challenger in the November election.

Rosenblum is a retired state judge who had the inside track to replace Kroger by virtue of winning the Democratic nomination last month. She'll take the oath of office June 29th, the same day Kroger officially steps down to become president of Reed College in Portland. The appointment assures that she'll be Attorney General for at least six months. She could tack on another four years if she wins the general election in November. Rosenblum says she's already spoken with Kroger about making the transition as smooth as possible.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is weighing his options for what comes next, now that Attorney General John Kroger has announced he'll step down from the job. It's the first time in 20 years that a sitting Attorney General has left the job early.

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Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has been selected as the next president of Reed College. That means the Democrat will step down early from running the Department of Justice.

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A candidate for Oregon state Attorney General faces an unusual new opposition campaign. Democrat Dwight Holton has become the target of medical marijuana activists. Holton faces retired judge Ellen Rosenblum in the May Democratic primary.