Troopers, firefighters sue Democrat Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for vaccine mandate

U.S. 09/06/21, 16:08

A coalition of Oregon troopers and firefighters are suing Gov. Kate Brown (D) for forcing them to be fully vaccinated against the Chinese Communist Party virus (COVID-19). The lawsuit is asking Jefferson County Circuit Court to declare the governor's August executive order, which mandates COVID-19 immunization, is "unenforceable." The Oregon Fraternal Order of ...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

U.S. 06/21/19, 23:12

The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes ...

Oregon passes bill to keep guns from stalkers and abusers

Business 05/23/19, 19:25

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans.The bill senators passed 25-3 on Thursday is aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic ...

Oregon OKs 1st statewide US mandatory rent control law

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:17

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity.Brown, a Democrat, said the legislation will provide "some immediate relief to Oregonians ...

Oregon to become first state to impose rent control

Business 02/26/19, 17:35

Oregon will become the first state in the nation to impose statewide mandatory rent control after lawmakers passed a measure that will establish protections for people in the increasingly competitive housing market.The House approved the landmark bill 35-25 on Tuesday, over objections from Republicans who argued rent control will discourage ...

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

U.S. 02/21/19, 00:41

Oregon is on track to becoming the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a tenant protection measure moving through the Legislature.Numerous residents have testified for the legislation, describing anxiety and hardship as rents rise. Some rents have gone up by almost 100 percent, forcing people to move, stay ...

Gov. Brown focuses on health care, environment and housing

U.S. 01/14/19, 18:29

Oregon needs to shore up health care, the environment, the education system and housing, Gov. Kate Brown said during her State of the State address Monday.Speaking in the House of Representatives after she was sworn in, Brown said Oregon's unemployment rate is the lowest on record and has one of ...

Governor focuses on education, campaign finance reform

Health 11/28/18, 18:17

Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a $23.6 budget proposal for the next biennium on Wednesday, saying she wants to boost education funding, push campaign finance reform, ensure continued access to health insurance coverage and fund legal counseling for immigrants facing deportation. Besides $2 million for that legal counseling, Brown is dedicating another ...

Oregon governor joins other states in offshore drilling ban

Science 10/25/18, 13:22

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday blocking offshore drilling, joining several other states trying to shield themselves from the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil and gas off the U.S. coast.The order directs state agencies to protect Oregon's coastal economy by preventing activities associated with offshore ...

Brown touts Oregon environmental legislation

Enviroment 10/03/18, 13:23

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday announced legislation that would maintain Oregon's water and air quality rules at the same level or higher than they were the day before President Donald Trump took office.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that one of the goals of the legislation is to protect public health ...

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