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Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Oregon OKs 1st statewide mandatory rent control law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation’s first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say skyrocketing rent costs in the economically booming …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Governor office: Zinke reconsiders drilling off Oregon Coast

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke agreed to consider exempting Oregon from the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan after speaking with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, her office said Friday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Oregon governor pushes agenda for 2018 legislative session

Boosting affordable housing and job growth in rural Oregon, tightening gun control and battling the opioid epidemic are among Gov. Kate Brown’s priorities in the upcoming legislative session.

Container ships returning to Port of Portland

Container ships are returning to the Port of Portland in 2018, though not frequently.

Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing investigation

More than a dozen conservation groups have asked Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office to reopen an investigation into the Oct. 27 killing of a wolf by a hunter who claimed …

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces bid for re-election

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has formally announced she will run for re-election.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos

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

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Oregon might sue if Trump shrinks national monument

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asked the state attorney general to be prepared to go to court if the Trump administration tries to shrink a national monument in this Pacific Northwest …

Oregon governor appears unlikely to veto any bills

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has no plans to veto any of the bills passed in the recently completed legislative session.

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to update their birth certificates away from public view beginning next year.

Oregon governor suggest closure of new psychiatric hospital

Eugene-area residents are uneasy following Gov. Kate Brown’s proposal to permanently close a new, $130 million psychiatric hospital there.

Pro-gun demonstrators burn Oregon Gov. Brown in effigy at capitol

A group advocating for open-carry laws is being criticized for burning an effigy of Gov. Kate Brown outside the state capitol.

Security for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tightened in wake of threats

After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown’s security detail.

Oregon governor pushes for stronger gun laws

Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …

Oregon officials clamp down on lead in Portland air

In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead in Portland’s air.

Oregon governor tells grads about former closeted life of bisexuality

Willamette University President Stephen Thorsett introduced Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to a crowd of thousands last weekend as the school’s 2016 commencement speaker.

Oregon governor signs landmark anti-coal bill into law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of pro-climate legislation into law.

Gov. Brown officially enters Oregon gubernatorial race

Gov. Kate Brown has officially placed herself in the running for Oregon’s gubernatorial election.

Train hero Alek Skarlatos wins Oregon medal

Gov. Kate Brown has presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Alek Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train last …