With Republicans determined to block any movement on climate change in the Legislature, Gov. Kate Brown, as promised last year, decided to outflank them with a far-reaching use of her executive powers to achieve the same goals on a different path.
When Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order to cap greenhouse gas emissions at the Capitol Tuesday, she was surrounded by roughly 20 young climate activists.
It was a scene that has already been phased out to the north in Washington, where Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration announced Monday the governor would no longer hold public bill signing ceremonies.
Oregon is geographically caught between two hotbeds of the virus: California and Washington, which rank first and second, respectively, for the most COVID-19 cases. But in terms of both funding and testing, Oregon lags behind its neighbors.
The Oregon Health Authority announced Multnomah County’s first presumptive case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday.
Until Saturday morning, Oregon’s number of cases of novel coronavirus had held steady at three. But that didn’t mean the virus had stopped spreading. The Oregon Health Authority announced four new cases Saturday morning, more than doubling the state total.
Oregon officials announced several new emergency policies aimed at protecting residents at long-term care facilities from coronavirus, including limiting and screening visitors, documenting who has visited and reducing residents’ community outings.
On Jan. 13, Jimmy Crumpacker released a video launching his campaign for the Republican nomination in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses most of the state east of the Cascades.
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With a contentious end to the past two legislative sessions over a bill to reduce carbon emissions and longtime political players vying for secretary of state, 2020 is expected to be an exciting year for those tuned into Oregon’s politics.
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