Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Oregon’s Governor Declares Addictions a Public Health Crisis — Occupational Health & Safety

Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order calls for a statewide strategy to combat addiction. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she will declare a public health crisis in the state because of the growing prevalence and impact of addiction on Oregon families, their children, and their communities. Source: Oregon’s Governor Declares Addictions a Public Health Crisis — […]
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Editorial: Problems with Oregon’s foster programs aren’t a political ruse

It’s enough to make your blood boil, or at least it should be. A Secretary of State’s audit of Oregon’s foster-care system, released in late January, found a bureaucracy in such a state of disrepair that it endangers the very children it is charged with protecting. These are our kids, and they deserve better. Source: […]
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Gov. Kate Brown pardons former Portland gang member turned mentor

The governor’s pardon will remove a decades-old robbery conviction from Dondrae Fair’s record. Gov. Kate Brown on Monday pardoned a former Portland gang member for a crime he committed 25 years ago, marking only the third time she has granted clemency in office. Source: Gov. Kate Brown pardons former Portland gang member turned mentor

Economic summit designed for current, potential businesses

Event to showcase county’s resources. The Union County Leadership Team, composed of all the mayors in the cities in the county and representatives from the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Commissioners have set up a meeting for any current or budding business owner to learn more about what the county has […]
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Candidate Brown goes to the Capitol: Editorial 

As a candidate, Kate Brown hit many of the right notes in her “State of the State” address to legislators on Monday. She shared stories of her grandparents’ struggle to provide a better life for their children, highlighted the critical role education plays in changing futures and pointed to bipartisan successes in a show of unity. […]
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Bridging the skills gap between jobs, workers

Opinion: As we ooh and ahh over the latest economic numbers, which signal continued expansion that is almost nine years old now, it is important to note areas where the economy shows weakness When the economy is on an upswing, it tends to become a secondary topic. Of course, it’s one of our favorite topics […]
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Accusations of partisanship rile SOS audits chief

Governor’s spokesman tells paper audits are political, but auditors fire back A public accusation by a gubernatorial staffer that the secretary of state’s audits are politically motivated has created a dust-up between Oregon’s two top offices, public records show. Source: Accusations of partisanship rile SOS audits chief

Governors pitch optimistic visions in ‘State of the State’ addresses

The state of Nebraska is strong and growing, according to Gov. Pete Ricketts (R). Hawaii, Vermont and Delaware are all strong, according to their Democratic governors. In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey (R) says the future is bright. In annual State of the State addresses across the country over the past month, governors have touted a […]
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Airport options: CL Port holds town hall

The seldom used airport in Cascade Locks could get improvements or an entirely new purpose, according to strategies the Port of Cascade Locks and state aviation staff are taking a look at. The seldom used airport in Cascade Locks could get improvements or an entirely new purpose, according to strategies the Port of Cascade Locks […]
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OUR VIEW: The state of our state

How is Oregon doing as a state? Gov. Kate Brown answered that question only in the broadest sense during her State of the State speech this week: “Oregon’s rising economic tide should be lifting all boats. Yet many hardworking families are still under water.” Source: OUR VIEW: The state of our state – Editorials – […]
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