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State Tipoffs Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 16 items )  

Democratic Governors Association: Every State Every Vote Responds to President's Threats to Delay Election
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement: This morning, President Trump threatened to "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote." Trump also falsely stated that universal mail-in voting is "fraudulent." Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement in response to these absurd comments: * * * "The President does not have the legal authority to delay the 2020 election, and  more

Democratic Governors Association: Every State, Every Vote Responds to Lack of Election Assistance in Senate Republicans' COVID-19 Relief Proposal
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement: Senate Republicans announced their proposal for the next COVID-19 relief bill - and it contains zero dollars in election assistance for states. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "We've already appropriated an awful lot of money for election assistance." Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement regarding the lack of election assistance: * * * "The pri  more

Nexstar Media Group: Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN T.V. on 7 Local Television Stations in Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 29 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on July 28: Seven leading local television stations in Portland, OR, including KATU (ABC), KOIN (CBS), KGW (NBC), KPTV (Fox), KOPB-TV (PBS), KRCW-TV (CW) and KPDX (MyNet), became among the first in the nation to begin broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcast technology. Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet, digital applications, an  more

Northeastern University: How 9/11 and the US Civil War Provided the Framework for Federal Agents in Portland
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 1 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Federal agents have begun to withdraw from Portland, Oregon, where they were stationed to protect federal property and personnel amid protests in the city, despite objection by local leaders. But, their authority to be there in the first place has deep roots. Legislation passed just after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 designed to protect the U.S. from national security threats; and judicial expansion just a  more

Oregon Democratic Party: As Trump Spreads Election Misinformation, Will Trump Delegate Kim Thatcher Stand Up for Oregon Voters?
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 31 -- The Oregon Democratic Party issued the following news release: While Republicans across the nation have been quick to openly challenge President Trump's disturbing tweet that proposed moving the date of the November election, Oregon's Republican nominee for Secretary of State, Kim Thatcher, has kept noticeably quiet. Thatcher, a Trump Delegate running for the office that oversees Oregon elections, has not shown any willingness to stand up to President Trump, who rou  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Announces Phased Withdrawal of Federal Law Enforcement From Portland
SALEM, Oregon, July 30 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: "After my repeated requests, the federal government has agreed to a phased withdrawal of federal officers that have been deployed to the Mark Hatfield United States Courthouse over recent weeks. "These federal officers have acted as an occupying force, refused accountability, and brought violence and strife to our community. Beginning Thursday, all Customs and Border Protection and ICE officers will leave down  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Announces Racial Justice Council to Address Systemic Racism in Oregon
SALEM, Oregon, Aug. 1 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced the creation of the Racial Justice Council. The Council is an advisory group to the Governor with subgroups focused on criminal justice reform and police accountability, health equity, economic opportunity, housing and homelessness, and environmental justice/natural resources. The council will also provide principles and recommendations that center racial justice to the Governor   more

Oregon Gov. Brown Announces Updates to the County Watch List
SALEM, Oregon, July 31 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown announced that two counties--Lincoln and Union--have succeeded in reducing the spread of COVID-19 sufficiently enough to be removed from the County Watch List. Meanwhile, three counties--Hood River, Marion, and Multnomah--have been added to the Watch List. This brings the total number of counties on the list to ten. The County Watch List allows the state to prioritize resources and assis  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Calls Special Session to Balance State Budget
SALEM, Oregon, Aug. 1 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following statement: Governor Kate Brown will convene a Special Session of the Oregon Legislature at 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020 to rebalance the state budget by addressing the state revenue shortfall created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor issued the following statement: "This crisis has impacted all of us--Oregon families, businesses, non-profits, and local governments have all had to cut costs. The State of Oregon h  more

Oregon Gov. Brown Releases School Health and Safety Metrics
SALEM, Oregon, July 29 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on July 28: Given the reality that COVID-19 will continue to impact Oregon students, schools, and communities throughout the 2020-21 school year, Governor Kate Brown released new metrics to guide school district decisions about when it is safe to resume in-person instruction, and when a transition to comprehensive distance learning is necessary. "The metrics released today will give our public schools, priva  more

Oregon Gov. Brown to Announce School Health and Safety Metrics
SALEM, Oregon, July 29 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability to discuss new COVID-19 health and safety metrics for school districts. She will be joined by Director Colt Gill of the Oregon Department of Education, Director Miriam Calderon of the Oregon Early Learning Division, and Dr. Dean Sidelinger from the Oregon Health Authority. The press availability will be July 28, at 1:30 p.m. Members of the media, please RSV  more

Oregon Scientists Team Up to Use Big Data to Address Societal Challenges
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 28 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Data scientists from Oregon's three largest universities have received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to help fellow scientists across the Pacific Northwest address challenges such as earthquake preparedness, securing electrical power systems and improved environmental health. "Today, increasingly powerful computing technologies have opened the pathway for researchers to address major global chal  more

Oregon State: Butterflies Wing Their Way Into the Garden With the Proper Room and Board
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 27 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Fragile, beautiful and fascinating, butterflies flutter their way into our gardens and seem to just as quickly wing their way out. It isn't because they necessarily want to leave, said Heather Stoven, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. Rather they don't find what they need to park themselves permanently. As detailed in Extension's publication The Wildlife Garden: How to Create a B  more

Oregon State: Data Science Initiative Addresses Issues in Oregon's Rural Communities
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 31 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: A faculty-led, student-driven Oregon State University initiative that uses data science to address issues in rural communities is underway with projects ranging from the impacts of air quality on health in Lane County to regulatory impacts on economic development in eastern Oregon. Data Science for the Public Good leverages OSU's significant expertise, resources and infrastructure to address community needs. It la  more

Oregon State: For Rufous Hummingbirds, Migration Looks Different Depending on Age and Sex
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 29 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Plucky, beautiful and declining in numbers at about a 2% annual rate, the rufous hummingbird makes its long annual migration in different timing and route patterns based the birds' age and sex, new research by Oregon State University shows. The findings, published in the journal Avian Conservation & Ecology, are important because the more that is known about how rufous hummingbirds migrate, the more that can be do  more

Oregon State: Information Session Set for Companies Interested in PacWave Subsea Power Cable Project
CORVALLIS, Oregon, July 31 -- Oregon State University issued the following news: In preparation for a solicitation of bids for five 12-mile long subsea cables to support a wave energy testing facility, Oregon State University will host an information session for companies interested in the project. Oregon State is planning to release a solicitation in the fall for the manufacture, delivery and installation of five subsea power and data cables to support PacWave South, which will be located off  more