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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.
Politics Gov. Kitzhaber resists pressure to quit over ethics scandal Gov. Kitzhaber resists pressure to quit over ethics scandal
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is showing no sign of walking away from a decades-long political career despite losing support from most of his party's leadership over allegations his fiancee used their relationship to land contracts for her green-energy business.
Politics Timeline: Ethics allegations against Oregon governor, fiancée Timeline: Ethics allegations against Oregon governor, fiancée
Just weeks after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finds himself fighting for his political life over allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.
Politics Senate president tells governor to resign: 'This has got to stop' Senate president tells governor to resign: 'This has got to stop' (Video)
Oregon's top Democrats urged Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign Thursday, saying he cannot lead the state effectively amid a growing ethics scandal involving his fiancee, a green-energy consultant suspected of using their relationship to land contracts for her business.