Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Failing forestry: Oregon forest management plans forever in the making

Gov. Kate Brown is clear about how she believes Oregon should clean up its state forest mess. She has requested that Oregon Department of Forestry leaders and its oversight board develop an agreement with federal authorities that consultants say will save the agency money, allow for more logging, and promote better, legally defensible conservation. Source: […]
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GOVERNOR/HEALTH OFFICIALS RESPOND TO STAY ON BAN

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and officials with the Oregon Health Authority responded Friday to Thursday’s move by the Oregon Court of Appeals which granted a temporary stay of OHA rules that ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products at retail stores. Source: GOVERNOR/HEALTH OFFICIALS RESPOND TO STAY ON BAN – KQEN News Radio

Governor highlights Oregon White Cane Day

Gov. Kate Brown recently designated Oct. 15, 2019, as Oregon White Cane Day. The purpose of the governor’s proclamation was to bring awareness, provide an opportunity to educate the public and celebrate the use of white canes and guide dogs to increase mobility for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Brown said in addition […]
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Cannabis and hemp bring mixture of impacts to Oregon

How’s it going with legal recreational cannabis in Oregon after four years? Addressing a conference on Occupational Safety & Health in Ashland, a man from the governor’s office said it has been a complicated, controversial journey. Among the state’s findings, said Jeffrey Rhoades, senior marijuana policy advisor to Gov. Kate Brown, is that pot use […]
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Cannabis and hemp bring mixture of impacts to Oregon

How’s it going with legal recreational cannabis in Oregon after four years? Addressing a conference on Occupational Safety & Health in Ashland, a man from the governor’s office said it has been a complicated, controversial journey. Among the state’s findings, said Jeffrey Rhoades, senior marijuana policy advisor to Gov. Kate Brown, is that pot use […]
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On Your Marks

Athletes and public officials try to rally support for Oregon’s hosting of 2021 World Track Championships. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Kenya’s Brigrid Kosgei ran the world’s fastest marathon at 1:59:40. Now Eugene will attempt to break the record for smallest city to host an international sports championship event. Source: On Your Marks – Eugene Weekly

Editorial: Voters, save recall for important matters

Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, won’t have to defend herself against a recall vote next month, and that’s a good thing. While the governor may not be the best top executive the state has ever had, a pair of recall efforts seem to have been sparked more by things that happened in the Legislature than […]
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Our view | GOP needs to focus on finding a candidate, not wasted recall efforts

Two efforts to recall Gov. Kate Brown stalled Monday, sending the clear message that while many voters are dissatisfied with her performance she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Both efforts failed by substantial margins. There are a lot of things that make the state’s recall system important — in fact, crucial in some respects — […]
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Drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown fails for lack of signatures

Organizers of the Oregon Republican Party’s drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown conceded Monday that they did not manage to gather the necessary 280,050 valid voter signatures to put the recall on the ballot. Party Chairman Bill Currier did not return phone calls to The Oregonian/OregonLive, but he said on Monday’s Lars Larson Show that […]
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As Oregon Bans Flavored Vaping, the Need for Stronger Regulations Becomes Clear

An Oregon ban on sales of all flavored vaping products—both cannabis and nicotine—will go into effect this Tuesday, October 15. The ban will last 180 days, giving state agencies time to conduct research and develop new regulations for vaping products. Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) approved the ban this afternoon, a week after Governor Kate […]
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