Tag Archives: Executive Orders

Business groups sue to overturn Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order on climate change

A coalition of Oregon’s largest industry groups filed a lawsuit Friday to overturn the executive order on climate change policy that Gov. Kate Brown issued after Republicans walked out of this year’s short legislative session and once again killed Democrats’ controversial carbon cap and trade bill. Source: Business groups sue to overturn Gov. Kate Brown’s […]
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Rent due, but you can’t be evicted because of COVID-19

Eviction moritorium is extended through Sept. 30 to help those whose income has been reduced because of the pandemic. It’s August 1, which means your rent is due. But in Oregon, you can’t be evicted if you can’t pay your rent because of hardship caused by the ongoing pandemic. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Rent […]
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Counties must lower COVID case numbers to allow in-person school, Brown orders

In order to resume in-person school this fall, Oregon counties and the state as a whole must meet a low threshold of COVID-19 cases that only one county currently meets, according to a new mandate issued Tuesday, July 28, by Gov. Kate Brown. The county in which a school district is located must meet these […]
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Counties must lower COVID case numbers to allow in-person school, Gov. orders

In order to resume in-person school this fall, Oregon counties and the state as a whole must meet a low threshold of COVID-19 cases that only one county currently meets, according to a new mandate issued Tuesday by Gov. Kate Brown. The county in which a school district is located must meet these standards for […]
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Guest Column: Oregon must address mega-dairies

On March 10, Gov. Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-04, directing state agencies to do everything within their authority to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions to 45% below 1990 levels by 2035. Rapidly reducing Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions is critical if Oregon is to do its part to prevent the worst effects of climate change, […]
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Opinion: ODFW’s new climate change policy changes nothing

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s new policy may indeed be an ‘historic action’—it has more to do with the past than the future. Specter Absent genuine action, climate change means wilderness fires will become even more devastating. For anyone comforted by last week’s announcement that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted a […]
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Glamour Salon owner sues Gov. Brown, state for violating civil rights

The embattled owner of Glamour Salon, who reopened her downtown Salem salon on May 5 in violation of the state’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” shutdown order, filed a $100,000 civil rights lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown, the State of Oregon and several state agencies on Wednesday. In the lawsuit, attorneys for Lindsey Graham accuse the […]
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Editorial: Mask order the right call for Oregon

We fully support Gov. Kate Brown’s mask order, which makes facial coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces starting today. Wearing a mask isn’t hard to do, and more importantly, it’s the smart thing to do if you care about the health of your fellow community members. Source: Editorial: Mask order the right call for Oregon […]
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Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students

International students pursuing degrees in the U.S. may have to leave the country if their universities switch to online-only courses this fall. Source: Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students

Starting July 1, all Oregonians must wear masks in public indoor spaces with few exceptions

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said her new order, taking effect July 1, requires people ages 12 and older in Oregon to don a mask whenever they’re in a public indoor space, such as grocery stores, gyms and shopping malls. Source: Starting July 1, all Oregonians must wear masks in public indoor spaces with few exceptions […]
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