Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Editorial: Gov. Brown has a disappointing record on openness

Gov. Kate Brown swept into office in 2015, declaring: We “must strengthen laws to ensure timely release of public documents.” But her record is disappointing. We wrote recently about the way Brown is denying the public access to legislation state agencies plan for the 2019 session until after the November election is over. Source: Editorial: […]
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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

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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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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Governor Brown’s four strategies to end homelessness in Oregon

On Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released her comprehensive strategy on how to end child and veteran homelessness and how to make housing more affordable in Oregon. According to the policy agenda, Brown’s ultimate vision is to increase accessible housing that will enable families to flourish. Source: Governor Brown’s four strategies to end homelessness in […]
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Capitol roundup: Brown says no plans for property tax changes

Deadlines, debates, congressional travel and fires also in the news over past week. Though the Oregon House and Senate chambers remain dark until January, there’s plenty of activity in and around the Capitol as the Nov. 6 election looms ever larger. Taxes, deadlines, debates, travel and wildfires are among the top topics from the past […]
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Washington tries to woo Oregon back to Interstate Bridge

Before she entered politics, Anne McEnerny-Ogle was a junior high math teacher who commuted for a quarter-of-a-century between Clark County and Lake Oswego. As Vancouver’s mayor, solving problems is an integral part of her life. So is the 100-year-old Interstate Bridge, the Interstate 5 drawbridge over the Columbia River that still stands unchanged despite calls […]
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