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Local Oregon governor appoints new Secretary of State (New) Oregon governor appoints new Secretary of State
When Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned, the job passed to Secretary of State Kate Brown under rules set forth in Oregon's state constitution.

That left Brown's elected position vacant - and, per the constitution, it fell to the new governor to appoint her successor.

Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work

Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work »Play Video

A mass vaccination clinic continues through Thursday at the University of Oregon to counter a bacterial infection that has sicked 4 students this year, killing one of them.

Organizers are already preparing for phase two and three: the vaccine in use at the clinic requires three doses to be effective.

House fire leaves 7 people without a home

House fire leaves 7 people without a home »Play Video

A fire destroyed a house Tuesday night, leaving 7 people without a home.

The Red Cross provided assistance to 4 children and 3 adults displaced by the fire.

State senator: 'Main Street doesn't function as a highway anymore'

State senator: 'Main Street doesn't function as a highway anymore' »Play Video

About 50 people gathered at the Thurston Grange on Tuesday night for a town hall meeting with their state lawmakers.

The hot button issue was pedestrian safety on Main Street.

A pickup hit and killed 3 children February 22 as they crossed Main at 54th with their mother.

Witnesses told police the driver ran a red light.