Lawmakers Hope to Establish "Tom McCall Day"

The annual commemoration would draw attention to the late Republican governor and his legacy as an environmentalist.

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Oregon is sending two new bronze figures to the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall to represent the state's history: women’s rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway and Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph. As news agencies reported last week, a nine-member state commission decided statues of Duniway and Joseph will replace two pre-statehood leaders, missionary Jason Lee and John McLoughlin, a Hudson’s Bay Co. ...   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Staff

Statue of Limitations

Who deserves a pedestal more, Jason Lee or Mark Hatfield?

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The Oregon Legislature wants to send the late Mark O. Hatfield back to Washington. A bill with 36 sponsors would mount a full-size bronze of the debonair and determined Republican statesman in t   More

A Public Memorial Service Set for former Oregon Sen. Mark O. Hatfield this Saturday in Salem


When former Oregon Sen. Mark Hatfield died Aug. 7, obituaries, tributes and essays rolled in from all over the country discussing his long political career—including WW’s analysis of his impact on Oregon. But Hatfield—a former governor who served 30 years in the Senate, longer than any Oregonian—hasn’t yet received a formal, public farewell. This Saturday, Sept. 24, Hatfield will be honored ...   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 WW Staff

VIDEO: Kulongoski on Hatfield


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Enduring Book of Mark

The death of former U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield reminds Oregon why he still matters.

The timing was fitting: One week after the far right wing of the Republican Party held the economy hostage...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Mark Hatfield, 89, Dies. Lion of Oregon Politics

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 Mark Hatfield, former U.S. Senator, Governor, Secretary of State and the class act of Oregon politics for more than 40 years, died today after a long illness. He was 89 and had returned to Oregon after several months of hospitalization at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.The dean of moderate Republicans, Hatfield fused deep Baptist beliefs with a knack for retail politics ...   More
Sunday, August 7, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN


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