Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Essay contest held to pick Oregon 4th grader for U.S. tree lighting ceremony

One lucky 4th grader will be heading to Washington D. C. to help light up the U. S. Capitol’s Christmas tree this December, and Governor Kate Brown is holding an essay contest to select the student. Source: Essay contest held to pick Oregon 4th grader for U.S. tree lighting ceremony | KATU

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Announces Retirement 

 Gov. Kate Brown announced she’s accepting applications to fill a pending vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court, created by the retirement of Justice Rives Kistler on Dec. 31. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Justice Announces Retirement | KXL

UO anthropologists aid effort on Native American artifacts

University of Oregon anthropologists Jon Erlandson and Jason Younker recently heeded a call from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to help develop state guidelines for the management of Native American artifacts. Source: UO anthropologists aid effort on Native American artifacts | Around the O

Gov. Brown tours Oregon Child Abuse Hotline Center

The hotline center is expected to be fully staffed in April 2019. Currently, there are 15 child abuse hotlines across Oregon — but come April 2019, all of those lines will be centralized into one at the Department of Human Services office in Portland. Source: Gov. Brown tours Oregon Child Abuse Hotline Center

Oregon 4th-grader to light U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

One lucky fourth-grade Oregonian will have the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C. and join the U.S. Speaker of the House in lighting the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the official ceremony. We’re launching an essay contest asking 4th-grade students to write letters about what they love about Oregon’s outdoors to coincide with the […]
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Editorial: Brown comes to the aid of imprisoned veterans

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took on her own Department of Corrections recently, and veterans won. In doing so she not only saved a small group of veterans a bit of money but made it clear to DOC that the law means what it says it does. The 2017 Legislature approved, and Brown signed, Senate Bill […]
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Oregon Prisons Were Ordered to Protect Veteran Benefits. They Tried to Find a Loophole Instead.

Gov. Kate Brown has stepped in to correct her Department of Corrections. When the Oregon Legislature set up a mechanism last year to collect debts from inmates in state prisons, it made an exception. It barred the state’s Department of Corrections from taking money from veterans’ disability benefits. Source: Oregon Prisons Were Ordered to Protect […]
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Three Oregon Tribes Are Locked in a Dispute Over Fishing at Willamette Falls. It’s About Much More Than a Few Salmon.

The request has prompted more than two years of intertribal conflict now involving two state agencies and Gov. Kate Brown’s office. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde want something that sounds simple. They’re seeking to erect a fishing platform on state land at Willamette Falls that would allow tribal members to harvest a total of […]
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Editorial: Gov. Openness should release records

For all the talk from Gov. Kate Brown of supporting government openness and transparency, she seems to hope to be addressed as Gov. Openness. Yet, there’s another example of her failing to live up to her talk. Brown is denying the public access to legislation state agencies plan for the 2019 session until after the […]
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Editorial: Health-care taxes for the poor should be broadly based

When Oregon had a $900 million budget hole to fill for medical care for the poor, voters approved new taxes in January. They backed $320 million in taxes on hospitals and health insurers to help preserve Medicaid services for about 400,000 poor Oregonians. But the problem of paying for the coverage has returned. The Oregon […]
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