Tag Archives: OR Governor

Oregon’s Republican Primary Election And The November Matchup

State Representative Knute Buehler has been crowned the likely GOP front-runner for governor and he has virtually ignored the Republican primary. His opponents say he’s not conservative enough for Oregon. On the latest episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Lauren Dake, Jeff Mapes and Dirk VanderHart take a look at the Republican primary and what […]
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17 people running for Oregon governor, the most crowded field in two decades

No fewer than 17 Oregonians filed to run for governor in May’s primary election, the most crowded field of candidates in at least two decades. Source: 17 people running for Oregon governor, the most crowded field in two decades

Manzanita artist’s work lands in governor’s office

Mike Cook’s sculpture ‘Earth Rescue’ expresses his concern for climate change and Oregon’s role in mitigating it. Many artists dream of having their work in a position of prominence where it can be seen by decision makers. And that is exactly what happened with Manzanita resident Mike Cook’s piece “Earth Rescue,” which now resides in […]
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Kate Brown announces she will seek reelection

Gov. Kate Brown plans to seek reelection in 2018, her campaign said on Monday morning. The announcement was not a surprise, given the governor has been on the campaign trail since the day after she won her first gubernatorial election in November 2016. Source: Kate Brown announces she will seek reelection | OregonLive.com

Gillnet redo: Oregon commission will once again debate policy, at Gov. Brown’s request

The showdown over gillnets on the Columbia River may just be getting started again – and at the governor’s request. Two months after the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission narrowly voted to keep gillnets on the river in the summer and fall, Gov. Kate Brown has taken the unusual step of asking the volunteer panel […]
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State meets thresholds for federal disaster declaration

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will be requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a release from State, Rep. Cliff Bentz. Source: State meets thresholds for federal disaster declaration | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Governor must renew commitment to open government | Editorial

Shortly after she took office, Gov. Kate Brown said that one of her primary goals was to restore public confidence in state government. Source: Editorial: Governor must renew commitment to open government | Editorial | democratherald.com

Kate Brown reminds Trump that not all governors are men

Oregon was left off an early list of 50 priority infrastructure projects in December, before Brown was asked to submit projects for possible inclusion. Brown sent a list of possible Oregon projects later that month, and is now waiting to hear back from the White House. Source: Kate Brown reminds Trump that not all governors […]
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Elliott State Forest Sale Creates Unusual Fight Between Top Oregon Elected Officials

Three top elected officials in Oregon are now embroiled in a messy political struggle over whether to privatize an 82,500-acre state forest near Coos Bay. Source: Elliott State Forest Sale Creates Unusual Fight Between Top Oregon Elected Officials . News | OPB

Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the Trump administration to view marijuana as an economic opportunity. Her comments came as Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted Tuesday at a federal crackdown on recreational cannabis. Source: Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy | NW News Network