Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

WILDFIRE SEASON: Governor launches new proactive effort

Winter has passed. Spring officially arrives on March 20, but the natural beauty of the season changes also signals danger along the Oregon Coast and throughout Oregon as firefighters brace for the 2019 wildfire season. Each year, fire officials in Lincoln City and around the state mount public awareness campaigns to help residents and business […]
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Lukens column: Appointment of secretary of state is no cause for GOP outrage

Gov. Brown is not obligated to serve the interests of the Republican Party. Gov. Kate Brown is preparing to name a successor to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who died last month of brain cancer. Oregon Republicans, meanwhile, seem to be preparing to be very mad at her. They should take a deep breath and […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Nullify Warm Springs Treaty Of 1865

Fraud. Sham. A tremendous wrong. These are choice words from Oregon’s Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Republican Congressman Greg Walden about the Huntington Treaty of 1865. This week the delegation introduced a bill to nullify the contract, which has long been considered illegal by federal judges and elected officials. Source: Oregon Lawmakers […]
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US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

State Library Ed. Note: Story contains quote from Gov. Kate Brown. The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way officials said would still protect a struggling bird species. The changes by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will […]
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Gov. Brown welcomes investigation into 2018 Lane County day care death

Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she would welcome an independent investigation of a baby’s death at an Oregon day care facility, responding to allegations from Republicans that the governor covered up the incident to save political face during her re-election campaign. Source: Gov. Brown welcomes investigation into 2018 Lane County day care death

Gov. Kate Brown continues push for an extended school year

Governor Kate Brown is continuing a push to extend Oregon’s K12 schoolyear to national standards. Source: Gov. Kate Brown continues push for an extended school year

Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to select a new secretary of state who does not plan to seek re-election in 2020, saying that person should be focused on running elections and not running for office. Source: Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

Editorial: Postage-paid ballots nice, not necessary

Oregon is justifiably proud of its work to remove barriers to voting: Consider the state’s efforts to register voters via contact with the Department of Motor Vehicles. And it’s only a matter of time until other states really start paying attention to the state’s vote-by-mail system as a way to not just boost voter turnout […]
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Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be investigated

SALEM, Ore.—Sunshine Week—a celebration of transparency in government—comes at an inopportune time for the Brown administration. Republicans are kicking off Sunshine Week with calls for Democrat Gov. Kate Brown to be investigated and claim that her legislative agenda chipping away at public records Source: Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be […]
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Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot | Opinion

The secretary of state’s recent death means that Brown gets to appoint a replacement for the only Republican to hold statewide office in the past 14 years Source: Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot