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Politics Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn' Oregon Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn'
The bill was crafted to shield jilted lovers from having intimate photos, shared consensually with a former partner, posted online without their permission. The pictures often include contact information and links to the victim's social media profiles.
Politics Oregon elected officials on swearing in of Gov. Kate Brown Oregon elected officials on swearing in of Gov. Kate Brown
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley made the following statement after Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon’s Governor.
"Today our state starts a new chapter with Governor Kate Brown at the helm. She brings vast experience to the challenge and I know she will hit the ground running.
Politics Kate Brown sworn in as governor Kate Brown sworn in as governor (Photo Gallery)
Oregon's incoming governor, Kate Brown, says efforts are needed to restore trust in government in the wake of an ethics scandal that prompted the resignation of John Kitzhaber.
Politics Experts say Oregon probe focusing on financial crimes Experts say Oregon probe focusing on financial crimes
Legal experts say a subpoena used in a federal grand jury investigation into Oregon's fallen governor and his fiancée indicates that authorities are investigating possible violations of public corruption laws and financial crimes including wire or mail fraud, bribery and tax evasion. The subpoena was sent to the state's administrative agency on the same day Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation.
Politics 'This is really a sad day for the state of Oregon' 'This is really a sad day for the state of Oregon' (Video)
Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the 9th person in state history to become Oregon governor by succession.

And Gov. John Kitzhaber becomes the first sitting governor to leave the office early for a reason other than death, illness or higher office.