Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Oregon officials continue hunt for 2021 public dollars

The state’s expected $40 million contribution is nearly half the $80.9 million budget for the World Athletics Championships. With 20 months remaining before the opening ceremony, Oregon state officials have only identified about half of the $40 million they’ve committed to the 2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene. Source: Oregon officials continue […]
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Gov. Brown visits new Portland shelter, encourages donations during holiday season

Gov. Kate Brown toured the facility Friday, highlighting the close relationship between the community and the shelter. Oregon’s governor is touting the work done at one of Portland’s newest shelters. The Laurelwood Shelter on Southeast Foster opened its doors in August to woman and couples. It offers a range of services, including beds, hygiene, storage, […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown orders flags to be flown half-staff to honor Pearl Harbor

Governor Kate Brown has ordered that all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Dec 7. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown orders flags to be flown half-staff to honor Pearl Harbor | KATU

Opinion: Brown needs to join urban and rural Oregonians in standing against Jordan Cove

Seldom does one issue unite Oregonians like this one. Last month, nearly 1,000 of us from all over the state met at the state Capitol to demand that Gov. Kate Brown do all she can to stop the ill-advised Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. Source: Opinion: Brown […]
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Oregon governor leads by example

Governor Kate Brown of the US state of Oregon is often referred to as “the most progressive Democrat in office” in the country. She recently led a business delegation to South Korea and Japan to talk about trade. In both countries, she took the time to hold a women’s forum to discuss leadership, to which […]
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Brown will need help from Legislature to fund track and field world championships in Eugene

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has become more vocal and enthusiastic in her support of the world championships of track and field in Eugene in 2021. But where’s the money? The state’s commitment at this point seems stuck at about $20 million, about half what organizers of the hugely ambitious event say they need. As any […]
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Gov. Brown appoints Medford CEO to health care panel

Jessica Gomez, chief executive officer of Rogue Valley Microdevices in Medford, was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to join the Oregon State Health Care Committee, which is tasked with curbing rising health care costs in Oregon. Gomez, a Republican who made an unsuccessful bid in 2018 for the Oregon Senate, said health care is a […]
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Wolf Delisting, Citing Earlier Action By Lawmakers, Governor

The Oregon Court of Appeals dismissed a gray wolf delisting lawsuit Wednesday, citing a change in state law that blocked judicial review. Conservation groups Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity and Oregon Wild sued the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after its removal of the gray wolf from the Oregon Endangered Species List at […]
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Business: Asian trade connection to benefit Curry County

Curry County businesses and products are getting worldwide exposure, thanks to the latest state trade delegation to Asia. Governor Kate Brown and a state trade delegation has returned to Oregon following a two week made mission in Japan and South Korea. The Oregon Travel Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, helps coordinate such trade missions. […]
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Oregon Wildfire Council Lays Out Some Options

One major outcome of the Oregon Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response was a number: four billion.  That’s the amount of money estimated to do all the work to make Oregon’s forests more fire resistant, less prone to catastrophic fires. Source: Oregon Wildfire Council Lays Out Some Options | Jefferson Public Radio