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Governor signs bill to change the way Oregon helps choose the president

Oregon’s Electoral College votes could potentially be awarded to a presidential candidate who doesn’t get the most votes in Oregon. That’s because of a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Kate Brown. Source: Governor signs bill to change the way Oregon helps choose the president – oregonlive.com

OSP trooper shot 12 times honored at the White House for his bravery

An Oregon State Police trooper shot 12 times in the line of duty nearly three years ago was awarded a National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor on Wednesday during a ceremony hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump. Source: OSP trooper shot 12 times honored at the White House for his bravery […]
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Interior Secretary: No Oregon monument changes. But Trump has last word.

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, Ryan Zinke. But Bernhardt says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump. In 2017, Trump shrank two sprawling Utah monuments — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante — at Zinke’s recommendation. Source: Interior Secretary: No […]
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Cederberg awarded nation’s highest police honor

State Trooper is first Oregonian to receive Medal of Valor from President Trump after surviving a harrowing Christmas Day 2016 shootout. Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg stood in the White House on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, as President Donald Trump adorned his neck with the nation’s highest honor for his profession. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Editorial: Trump tax bill belongs in Congress, not the Legislature

Before we get too deep into the weeds today, let’s be clear about one point: We believe that candidates for the presidency of the United States should, as a matter of course, release their tax returns. But we also believe that a proposal before the Legislature that would require candidates for president and vice president […]
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Trump Signs Executive Orders In Push To Make It Easier To Build Oil And Gas Pipelines

President Trump issues two executive orders that would make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects. President Trump stood in front of an audience of operating engineers in Crosby, Texas, on Wednesday and promised to make it easier for them to lay pipe. “Nobody in the world can do […]
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Trump signs protections for Oregon public lands

President Donald Trump signed into law a sweeping public lands package that passed the US House and Senate in February. Included in the nation-wide legislation is the Oregon Wildlands Act, the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act, the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and many other public […]
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One-sided monument reviews should not stand

Months after the Interior Department inadvertently released documents showing that its review of national monuments for possible downsizing was slanted toward extracting resources from the land, Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives are looking into that review. The attention is focused, appropriately, on the two monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump […]
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Trump’s national monument changes return to spotlight

As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s review of 27 national monuments, most of the recommendations made by ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remain unfinished as other matters consume the White House. Trump acted quickly in December 2017 on Zinke’s recommendations to shrink two sprawling Utah monuments that had been criticized as federal government overreach […]
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Editorial: Oregon shouldn’t add its own presidential qualifications

Oregon Senate Bill 594 and House Bill 2762 are nearly identical. They would require candidates for president and vice president of the United States to turn over the five previous years’ tax returns and give written consent to make them public. Without the returns and the consent for release, the candidates’ names would not appear […]
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