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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Opens Re-election Campaign

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

To no one's suprise, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she plans to run for re-election to the office she's held since John Kitzhaber's resignation in 2015.

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Oregon's Governor, Hispanic Lawmakers Vow To Defend Latinos

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 6:41 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the state Legislature vowed Wednesday to defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally.

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Candidates In Oregon's Top Election Race Building War Chests

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 midnight | Salem, Oregon

Almost $2.4 million already raised by both Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates for the 2018 elections in Oregon. 

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Gov. Brown Presses Federal Authorities For Resources, As Oregon Wildfires Grow

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland

“I talked with the federal authorities two weeks ago, asking for additional federal assistance, I was told point-blank ‘no’,” said Gov. Kate Brown. 

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Republican Buehler Raises $1 Million In 1st Month Of Gubernatorial Campaign

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 7:15 a.m.

Oregon state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, has made a fast fundraising start since announcing his candidacy for governor on Aug. 3.

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Oregon Governor, State Police Chief Stand Up For Recreational Marijuana

AP | Aug. 23, 2017 7:52 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's governor and the head of the state police defended the state's legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.

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Oregon Expands Abortion, Reproductive Coverage

AP | Aug. 16, 2017 7:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity.

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Drug Possession Is Now A Misdemeanor In Oregon

AP | Aug. 15, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

A bill signed by Oregon's governor has reclassified personal-use possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs as a misdemeanor from a felony.

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Legal Marijuana States Try To Fend Off Trump Administration Crackdown

AP | Aug. 14, 2017 7:04 a.m. | Portland

Marijuana-legal states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

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You'll Soon Need To Be At Least 21 To Buy Tobacco In Oregon

AP | Aug. 10, 2017 6:46 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that increases the legal age for using and buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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Bend Republican To Run For Oregon Governor In 2018

AP | Aug. 3, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Rep. Knute Buehler said on Twitter Thursday that he is "ready to bring change with education, budget and economic reforms."

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Oregon Governor Urges Zinke To 'Not Backtrack' On Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Jefferson Public Radio | July 17, 2017 6:39 a.m.

Zinke’s visit is part of a review ordered by President Trump, to evaluate 27 national monuments declared or expanded by previous presidents since 1996.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Appoints 8 New Judges

OPB | July 12, 2017 9:27 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed eight new judges to Clackamas and Multnomah County Circuit Courts as well as the state’s Court of Appeals.

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Oregon Lawmakers Pass 4 New Public Records Laws

Statesman Journal | July 12, 2017 7:48 a.m.

The Oregon Legislature passed no fewer than four public records laws — pushed by the governor and attorney general — in the session that just ended. 

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Bill Allowing Oregon Teens To Preregister To Vote Moves Forward

Northwest News Network | June 13, 2017 6:45 a.m.

Sixteen-year-olds may soon be able to pre-register to vote in Oregon. That's according to a bill passed by the state's House of Representatives Monday.

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Former Oregon Child Welfare Director Felt 'Vilified' Before Resignation

Statesman Journal | May 22, 2017 7:25 a.m.

Lena Alhusseini, Oregon's former child welfare program director, told an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown in March that she felt "targeted and vilified" after coming to the post last November, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal show.

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Oregon Is Sitting On $3.3 Billion In Bad Debt

Statesman Journal | May 21, 2017 9:06 a.m.

Lawmakers can’t fully trust the numbers they get from the Oregon Department of Revenue — which collects more than $8 billion a year in taxes — because repeated audits uncovered “significant” and “material weakness” in the agency’s accounting system.

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Critics Question Costs Of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Executive Orders

AP | May 16, 2017 7:56 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Jonathan Lockwood, spokesman for the Senate Republican caucus, says Brown's orders are merely "gimmicks and excuses that clearly fail to solve the pervasive problems plaguing Oregon's credibility and security."

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Will Gov. Brown's Plans For A Sale Of State Assets Reap Big Dollars For Oregon?

OPB | May 15, 2017 midnight | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown wants to raise $5 billion from government asset sales, but there are several potential pitfalls.

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May Day March To Close Several Salem Streets Monday

Statesman Journal | May 1, 2017 8:26 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown, Representative Teresa Alonso León and Leo Reyes, a member of the Oregon DACA Coalition and DACA recipient, will speak at the rally on the Capitol steps before the march through Salem.