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Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies

Vic Atiyeh (uh-YEE-uh), the last Republican governor of the northwestern U.S. state of Oregon, has died at the age of 91. Atiyeh, the son of a Syrian immigrant, was also America's first Arab-American governor.   He served 20 years in Oregon's legislature before becoming governor. He led the state from 1979 to 1987.   Atiyeh was elected governor on a platform of cutting taxes, but instead raised them amid a brutal recession. He was also remembered for cutting his...

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