Tag Archives: Emergency Declarations

Drought affects parts of Oregon, Bend urges conservation

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown last week declared a drought emergency in seven counties. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the governor’s July 1 emergency drought declaration covers regions where agriculture relies on scant water: Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson in central Oregon, Douglas and Josephine counties in southern Oregon, and Gilliam and Wasco counties in the Columbia River […]
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Gov. Brown says Oregon is at ‘crossroads’ before coronavirus surge, extends state of emergency

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said the state is at a ‘crossroads’ Tuesday as she extended by 60 days a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, urging residents to take personal responsibility for slowing the spread. With identified infections reaching all-time daily highs and hospitalizations climbing, Brown extended the state of emergency for a second time, this time […]
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State cites legislative history in challenge of injunction canceling Gov. Kate Brown’s emergency coronavirus orders

“Contrary to the trial court’s conclusion, the text, context, and legislative history of the state’s emergency-powers statutes show that the legislature did not intend to limit the Governor’s ability to act in an emergency,” Solicitor General Benjamin Gutman wrote in a brief to the state Supreme Court. Source: State cites legislative history in challenge of […]
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Governor’s attorney says Legislature never intended to limit emergency powers, asks Oregon Supreme Court to overturn Judge Shirtcliff

Oregon’s solicitor general argues in a brief to the state Supreme Court that the Legislature did not intend to limit the duration of an emergency declared by the governor. Source: Governor’s attorney says Legislature never intended to limit emergency powers, asks Oregon Supreme Court to overturn Judge Shirtcliff | Coronavirus | bakercityherald.com

Drought spreads across SW Oregon as Coos County declaration approved by Gov. Kate Brown

The declaration authorizes state agencies to expedite water management tools for local officials to quickly start mitigation activities. Source: Drought spreads across SW Oregon as Coos County declaration approved by Gov. Kate Brown

Sheriff’s enforcement move unfortunate

Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler may have good reasons for declaring that his department will not enforce Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders declaring a state of emergency from the coronavirus pandemic, but the sheriff’s announcement was not well handled, and may make a precarious public health situation worse. Source: Sheriff’s enforcement move unfortunate | Mail […]
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SBA declares Oregon ‘economic disaster,’ makes small-biz loans available – KTVZ

Oregon’s congressional delegation announced Friday the Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Kate Brown’s request to declare the state an economic disaster, paving the way for small businesses to get emergency loans. Source: SBA declares Oregon ‘economic disaster,’ makes small-biz loans available – KTVZ

Oregon coronavirus cases likely to grow

Monday brought no new Oregon cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That left the total number of confirmed cases in the state at 14, two of them in Jackson County. So far, no one in Oregon has died from the disease. That pause is likely to be brief, however, and Oregon […]
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Unproductive Legislative Session | Clam Gardens – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2020 Oregon legislative session officially ended on Sunday. Republican lawmakers walked out Feb. 24, denying their Democratic colleagues the quorum they needed to pass a cap-and-trade bill. The lack of quorum continued through the constitutionally mandated deadline for the end of the session March 8, making it impossible for lawmakers to pass any bills. […]
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Coronavirus in Oregon (March 9): Gov. Kate Brown declares emergency as cases surge

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus’s spread in Oregon: STATE OF EMERGENCY: Gov. Kate Brown said Sunday she is declaring a state of emergency to bring additional resources to the state’s response after announcing seven new cases, one of whom is a Hillsboro middle school student. That brings the state’s total to 14 […]
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