Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

NRCS program may help Klamath County farmers amid drought

As Klamath County, Ore., farmers and ranchers prepare for drought, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering financial assistance for mitigating wind erosion on highly vulnerable soils. Source: NRCS program may help Klamath County farmers amid drought

Gov. Kate Brown signs school sexual misconduct bill into law

Gov. Kate Brown signs school sexual misconduct bill into law. A bill that would provide guidelines for how school districts communicate with students who file sexual misconduct claims passed through the Oregon State Legislature unopposed last week, and now awaits a signature from Gov. Kate Brown. Source: Gov. Kate Brown signs school sexual misconduct bill […]
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How Strict Are Oregon’s Gun Control Laws? We’re All Over the Map.

Lawmakers and activists are aiming to restrict the sale of weapons. Here’s where we stand now. As debates over gun control gripped the nation this past month, Oregon lawmakers acted. Source: How Strict Are Oregon’s Gun Control Laws? We’re All Over the Map. – Willamette Week

Jurgen Hess appointed to Hanford Board

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Hood River resident Jurgen Hess to the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board. The board most recently met Monday and Tuesday in Mosier. Source: Jurgen Hess appointed to Hanford Board | Hood River News

Puzzling ouster of Oregon’s state librarian follows 1 senator’s outrage

At a routine meeting of an Oregon legislative subcommittee, Sen. Betsy Johnson unleashed the ire she’s fostered for six years over the State Library’s performance. “We have spent I don’t know how many untold hours trying to figure out how to cure a hundred years of tradition unhampered by progress and it hasn’t gotten better,” […]
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Gov. Brown to give commencement speech at CU Boulder | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown will deliver the commencement speech at the University of Colorado at Boulder in May. Brown said on Thursday that she was “excited and honored” to give the speech at her alma mater. Brown graduated from CU Boulder in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental conservation with a certificate in women’s […]
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Gov. Kate Brown fires Oregon’s State librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown fired the State Librarian this past week, and in a public statement through her spokeswoman, ascribed her reason for doing so on inadequate Senate support for confirmation and the librarian’s inflexibility to transition out of her role. Source: Gov. Kate Brown fires Oregon’s State librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen

Kate Brown ousts respected Oregon state librarian

Kate Brown ousted the state librarian Tuesday in a move that surprised and angered many librarians and library supporters around Oregon. The governor decided that State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen “fell short of clear and timely expectations from legislators,” spokeswoman Kate Kondayen said. Source: Kate Brown ousts respected Oregon state librarian | OregonLive.com

Editorial: Bend schools’ selective love of data

When the Bend-La Pine Schools wanted to figure out if it should change when school begins for high school students, it began by looking at the data. But what’s so great about data? The state — with some cooperation from the Bend school district — has actively undermined efforts to research student performance. Source: Editorial: […]
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No veto expected for pipeline project

Last year, Gov. Kate Brown vetoed $1.8 million to help build 3.3 miles of underground pipes for the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District to provide more water for fish, farmers and the Agate Reservoir. This year, the governor is expected to sign off on the project. “It is not going to be vetoed,” Rep. Pam […]
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