Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Oregon fires: More than 1,000 Sisters residents told to prepare to evacuate

About 1,200 Sisters-area residents have been told to prepare to leave their homes because of a nearby forest fire, officials said Thursday. The Milli Fire, located west of the Deschutes County community, threatens 434 structures. Source: Oregon fires: More than 1,000 Sisters residents told to prepare to evacuate | OregonLive.com

Kate Brown signs law that shields immigrant information

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a law limiting the information the state collects, in a move backers hope will shield the state’s illegal immigrants from danger of deportation. Source: Kate Brown signs law that shields immigrant information – Washington Times

Oregon’s New Abortion Access Bill Is Among The Most Pioneering Ever

You’ve probably noticed that headlines have been pretty dark for the past several weeks. Here’s something a little different: Oregon just approved a new abortion access bill that’s one of the most progressive in the country. Source: Oregon’s New Abortion Access Bill Is Among The Most Pioneering Ever

Two years later, Oregon Health Authority director is out

Brown asks Saxton to resign after years of controversy and Portland Tribune article on secret smear plan For some, Gov. Kate Brown’s removal of Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton happened with surprising rapidity. Others are wondering why it took so long. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Two years later, Oregon Health Authority director is […]
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Oregon Health Authority staffers who crafted widely denounced PR plan escape consequences

Gov. Brown hires one of them for her own team. Gov. Kate Brown asked Ore­gon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign last week after the draft of an aggressive OHA public relations plan to vilify a Portland-area health care provider became public. But the governor chose not to take or request immediate action against […]
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Governor commutes sentence of MacLaren youth convicted of robbery, theft

Brandon Dixon’s clemency application supported by crime victims, Clackamas County DA Governor Kate Brown on Monday conditionally commuted the sentence of MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility youth Brandon M. Dixon, who has been incarcerated in Oregon Youth Authority facilities since 2010. The commutation occurred one day before Dixon’s 25th birthday, when, by law, he would be […]
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Governor reverses Holly veto

Gov. Kate Brown did an about-face Tuesday and decided not to veto a $1 million grant for the Holly Theatre in Medford after the community voiced its support in Salem for the project.   Source: Governor reverses Holly veto

Blumenauer urges Brown to not veto SW Capitol Highway funds

Congressman says governor is wrong to suggest the safety improvements have not been carefully studied and approved by transportation experts. Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) is urging Gov. Kate Brown to not veto $2 million in state funds for long planned safety improvements on Capitol Highway in Southwest Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Blumenauer […]
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Several Southern Oregon Projects Face Cuts From Gov. Brown Veto

Gov. Kate Brown announced she will veto a bill that allocates state funds to several projects in Medford. The cuts would be from The Holly Theater, Harry and David Baseball Field and the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District. Rep. Sal Esquivel, (R) – District 6, Medford, said he believes the cuts are a direct target […]
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Brown Deploys Resources To Help With Central Oregon Fire

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is sending aid to help fight a 34,000-acre wildfire on the Warm Springs Reservation in central Oregon. Fire officials say the Nena Springs fire started Tuesday on private property next to the reservation. By Friday afternoon, the blaze had destroyed a handful of historic unoccupied structures. It’s threatening about 100 more structures. Source: […]
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