Posts filtered by tags: Kate Brown[x]


 

Oregon Investing $220 Million To Handle Growing Wildfire Problem

Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill as the massive Bootleg fire raged in southern Oregon.
Tags: News, Kate Brown


Masks Required in Oregon Schools and State Agency Buildings

It has been a month since Oregon lifted statewide coronavirus-related restrictions, but this week the Gov. Kate Brown has announced the reimplementation of mask requirements in schools and state agency buildings.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown, Oregon Schools and State Agency Buildings


Oregon Governor Declares Heat Emergency; 211 Helpline Active

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued an emergency declaration in 23 counties from Portland to southern Oregon and parts of central and eastern Oregon because of heat.
Tags: Oregon, Portland, Kate Brown


Oregon Governor Weighs Vaccine Mandate for State Workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is “examining” whether or not to mandate that state workers get vaccinated, as the highly transmissible delta variant continues to spread across the state and COVID-19 cases spike.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown, State Workers


ODOT’s new Climate Office director was leader of Seattle bike nonprofit

Suzanne Carlson is the new director of ODOT’s Climate Office. Hopefully Suzanne Carlson hasn’t forgotten her roots. The newly-hired director of the Oregon Department of Transportation Climate Office got her start in the transportation world in the 1990s by starting Bike Works, a Seattle-based nonprofit that runs a community bike shop and teaches young people how to refurbish used bikes (similar to Portland’s Community Cycling Center). Carlson will lead an effort to make Oregon’s transporta...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Seattle, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Chicago Public Schools, Kate Brown, Pietz, Carlson, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Amanda Pietz, Chicago Department of Transportation


Oregon Gov Warns About ‘Harsh Reality’ Amid Mammoth Bootleg Fire

Gov. Kate Brown said fires were growing worse due to climate change.
Tags: News, Kate Brown


Oregon Gov. Warns Of ‘Harsh Reality’ Amid Mammoth Bootleg Fire

Gov. Kate Brown said fires were growing worse due to climate change.
Tags: News, Kate Brown


Health care for older immigrants gains momentum among states

By SOPHIA TAREEN | Associated Press CHICAGO — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live in the U.S. She’s not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or Affordable Care Act coverage. As a child care worker, she didn’t have employer coverage. Sh...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, America, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Biden, Illinois


Lightning Likely Caused Oregon’s ‘Monster’ Bootleg Fire, Officials Say

"There's absolutely no question that climate change is playing out before our eyes," Gov. Kate Brown said.
Tags: News, Oregon, Kate Brown


‘Enough is enough’: Pedalpalooza riders will join youth climate activists at ODOT protest

(Source: Sunrise PDX) “Enough is enough!” Portlander Hami Ramani is pissed. He’s tired of what he sees as a lack of bold action against climate change from the Oregon Department of Transportation and their bosses. To do something about it Ramani has just launched a new ride that will happen this Wednesday (tomorrow, 7/21) to show support for Sunrise Movement PDX and their ongoing protest at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland. As you might recall from our story on this protest last month, yo...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Metro, Kate Brown, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Colonel Summers Park, Sunrise Pdx


The Monday Roundup: Carfree subsidy, fight for a bike lane, jersey collectors, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland writers and readers came across in the past seven days… Stand up for bike lanes: With striking similarities to the North Williams Avenue debate, residents of a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma fought to get bike lanes removed. But cycling advocate Kolby Webster, who is Black, believes bike lanes are good for the community and wants to save them. Remove freeways, give land back: Those words would have seemed radical just a few s...
Tags: Congress, California, France, Oregon, Berlin, Nike, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Oxford, Black, Jersey, Tulsa Oklahoma, Kate Brown, ODOT


Illinois becomes the first state to bar police from lying to minors in interrogations

Governor of Illinois Jay Robert Pritzker attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Illinois became the first state to bar police from lying to underage offenders during interrogations. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law, including three other bills aimed at criminal justice reform. The legislation builds upon previous reforms spearheaded by former President Obama when he served as an Illinoi...
Tags: Politics, New York, Obama, Oregon, Police, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Npr, Illinois, Interrogation, Minors, Brown


Pressure builds on Oregon leaders to step up climate change fight

As I shared in my previous story, anxiety about the climate crisis is at an all-time high. As a result, transportation and climate activists have joined forces to sharpen their arguments and tactics in recent weeks. We’re in a strange moment in Portland and Oregon right now where there’s vast awareness of the negative impacts of a warming planet, yet most elected leaders and high-level bureaucrats are just moving ahead with business as usual. And when it comes to transportation, that status...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregon Environmental Council, Jonathan Maus, JPACT, Adah Crandall


Climate anxiety leads to action for Portland bike shop owners and freeway fighters

Look for it at your local bike shop. The recent heat wave, looming wildfire risks, and lawmakers’ tone deaf support of freeway expansions are fueling high anxiety about climate change in the Portland region. And as you might expect, many people are organizing and taking action to do something about it. There’s now a “Bike Action Team” that has formed under the local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a nationwide effort to boost awareness and support for the federal Energy Innovation and ...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, Kate Brown, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Citizens Climate Lobby, No More Freeways, Bike Action Team


Gov. Brown Orders State Agencies to Curtail Water in Drought

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order directing state agencies to curtail water use amid an ongoing drought.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown


State Heat Deaths Top 100; Brown Orders Emergency Heat Rules

Oregon’s death toll from a record-smashing heat wave last weekend topped 100 Tuesday while Gov. Kate Brown issued directives meant to protect people from extreme heat in the future.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown


United States: Oregon Lifts Most Statewide Mask, Distancing, And Capacity Restrictions: What Employers Need To Know - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Effective June 30, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA)...
Tags: News, Oregon, United States, Stewart, Kate Brown, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak, Oregon Health Authority OHA


Oregon Gov. Says Too Many Lives Lost During Record-Breaking Heat Wave

Kate Brown said it was "absolutely unacceptable" that at least 95 people died during the phenomenal temperature surge.
Tags: News, Kate Brown


Oregon Gov. Invokes Emergency Conflagration Act for Wildfire

For the second time in a week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Actin order to get resources to a new fire burning in Wasco County.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown


United States: Oregon Governor Brown Announces End Of COVID-19 Restrictions - Littler Mendelson

On June 25, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order No. 21-15 (the "Recovery Order"), lifting the vast majority of Oregon's COVID-19 restrictions as of Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
Tags: News, Oregon, United States, Brown, Kate Brown, Littler Mendelson, Recovery Order


Gov. Issues Emergency Declaration Over Wildfire Threat

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency because of the imminent threat of wildfires across the state.
Tags: Oregon, Kate Brown


Oregon: The Most Humiliating Political Session Ever…Comes to An End

Oregon: The Most Humiliating Political Session Ever…Comes to An End iStock-Waldemarus Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- The most destructive and disgraceful legislative session in Oregon history ended on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. It was a perfect game for the hard left. Not only did they pass strict and dangerous new restrictions on your right to protect yourself and your family, but they also passed a massive and crushing agenda of tax increases, rewards for criminals, attacks on the police, a guar...
Tags: Post, Guns, Oregon, Senate, House, Salinas, Republican Party, Miller, Benton, Mike, Kate Brown, Oregon State Police, Republican House, BOC, Polk County, Tina Kotek


Some clemency news and notes from (only) a few states

If there was lots of clemency action in lots of jurisdictions lots of the time, I might not consider a few grants by a few governors to be especially blogworthy.  But clemency action is still all too rare, so it notable to see clemency stories from a few states in one week: From Florida, "Florida governor pushes through pardon for COVID-19 rule breakers" From Kansas, "Kansas governor grants clemency to 8, embracing ‘political risk’ in rare use of power" From Oregon, "Gov. Kate Brown commutes sen...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Kate Brown, Florida Florida, Douglas A Berman, Kansas Kansas


Oregon Governor signs law to increase ethanol blends

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown signed a new law, HB 3051, that revises state law to clarify that gasoline sold in Oregon must contain at least 10 percent ethanol and gives retailers the ability to offer higher ethanol blends, like E15, across the state benefitting consumers and the environment. The new law is an important measure that will help clean Oregon’s air and reduce their carbon footprint immediately while saving motorists money at the pump, according to POET. “Oregon’s diverse geography...
Tags: Oregon, Policy, Ethanol, E15, E10, Kate Brown, Joshua, Governor Kate Brown, Air Improvement Resource Inc


Seattle, Portland hit record highs amid Northwest scorcher

By SARA CLINE and REBECCA BOONE | Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Utility workers and wildlife managers across the Pacific Northwest were trying to keep people and animals safe Saturday as a historic heat wave scorched the region, toppling records and sending residents searching for relief. Stores sold out of portable air conditioners and fans, hospitals canceled outdoor vaccination clinics, cities opened cooling centers, baseball teams canceled or moved up weekend games, and utilities braced ...
Tags: Weather, News, Washington, Oregon, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, Portland, Stores, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Columbia, Northwest, Southern California, Boone


State Lawmakers Approve Bill That Aims To Get Oregon To 100% Clean Energy By 2040

The bill, described as the nation’s most ambitious clean electricity standard, now heads to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk.
Tags: News, Kate Brown


Brown: Oregon Will Fully Reopen by June 30

Gov. Kate Brown says COVID-19 related restrictions will be lifted by June 30 or once the 70% of adults in the state vaccinated with at least the first dose of a COVID-19 — whichever comes first.
Tags: Kate Brown


Gov. Commutes Sentences for 41 People Who Worked Wildfires

Gov. Kate Brown is commuting the sentences of 41 people in custody who helped battle last year's wildfires in Oregon.
Tags: Kate Brown


United States: Oregon Enacts Employment Protections For Hairstyles And Other Physical Characteristics Historically Associated With Race - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On June 11, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 2935, also known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair)...
Tags: News, Oregon, United States, House, Stewart, Kate Brown, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


United States: Oregon Updates And Expands The Oregon Family Leave Act - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On June 8, 2021, Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill (HB) 2474, amending the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) to update and expand the law's eligibility and leave provisions.
Tags: News, United States, Stewart, Kate Brown, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak