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Homelessness: Oregon's next governor focuses on vexing issue

Nov. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Signs of the housing crisis in Oregon are widespread: cluttered tent encampments in city parks, and along bike trails and sidewalks, as well as people living in parked recreational vehicles. Sky-high property prices and a shortage of 111,000 housing units in...

Republican candidate for Oregon governor Drazan concedes

Nov. 11, 2022 18:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican candidate for Oregon governor Christine Drazan conceded on Friday that she lost the race to Democrat Tina Kotek. Drazan said the math shows that, even with ballots remaining to be counted, she cannot win. She pointed out that Kotek has won less than...

Why AP called the Oregon governor race for Tina Kotek

Nov. 10, 2022 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no signs that Republican Christina Drazan was improving on her vote totals over recent days that would have enabled her to overtake Democrat Tina Kotek in the Oregon governor's race. That's what led the AP to call the race Thursday night for Kotek over...

Oregon governor's race on knife's edge, too early to call

Nov. 10, 2022 00:24 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s gubernatorial election hung on a knife’s edge Wednesday, with the race too early to call in a state that has voted in Democratic governors since 1986. Democrat Tina Kotek was slightly ahead of Republican Christine Drazan, according to partial results...

Oregon governor's race a nail-biter, too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 02:38 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's gubernatorial election, usually a shoo-in for the Democratic candidate, has turned into a nail-biter with the Republican challenger so close in initial returns that the race was too early to call Tuesday night. Democrat Tina Kotek and Republican...

Oregon: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

Oregon has been controlled by Democrats for decades but a combination of factors has Republicans thinking they could increase their political power. The presence of a third-party candidate combined with the unpopularity of outgoing Democratic incumbent Kate Brown makes this...

Panel: Oregon Gov candidate didn't create hostile workplace

Oct. 31, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Tina Kotek did not create a hostile work environment for a lawmaker when she was House speaker, the Oregon House Conduct Committee determined Monday after voting mostly along party lines. The committee members, two Democrats and...