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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Oregon Candidates For Governor Debate In Salem

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Oregon's Democratic governor John Kitzhaber squared off with his Republican challenger, state Representative Dennis Richardson, in the first gubernatorial debate of the year. A panel of newspaper editors will question the candidates in the 90-minute debate held in Salem.

Our Salem correspondent Chris Lehman is there and is tweeting from the event. You can follow him on Twitter at @CapitolCurrents