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College Democrats of Oregon host winter convention

The College Democrats of Oregon hosted their second annual winter convention on Feb. 28 in the Lokey Education building on the University of Oregon campus to network and interact with elected officials. Students from UO, Pacific University, PSU and OSU were present. The convention began at 11:00 a.m. with Ben …

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College Democrats of Oregon to host winter convention on Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. the College Democrats of Oregon will host a winter convention at the Lokey Education Building on the UO campus to bring student democrats together to network and interact with elected officials. Ben Unger from the ‘Our Oregon’ association is scheduled to speak and 11:30 a.m. and …

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Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon’s 38th governor

This morning, former Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn into office as Oregon’s 38th governor. Brown was sworn in at 9:55 a.m., five minutes before predecessor John Kitzhaber’s resignation took effect at 10 a.m. Brown is the second woman, and first openly bisexual governor, in the state’s history. Kitzhaber resigned Feb. 13 in …

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Students rally for awareness of divestment of fossil fuels

At 3:00 p.m on Friday Feb. 3, the Divest UO Campaign, in association with the student group Climate Justice League and 350 Eugene,  held a rally outside of Johnson Hall. The rally called on the University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane to support students and faculty on agreeing to sell …

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Kitzhaber announces resignation, will be replaced by Kate Brown

John Kitzhaber resigned Friday afternoon at a press conference in Salem. Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss reported that the governor met with staff and that it’s official. Kitz met with staff this am and resigned. That is confirmed. — NigelJaquiss (@NigelJaquiss) February 13, 2015 Kitzhaber’s resignation will take effect Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 …

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Kitzhaber asks the Attorney General for an independent review

In the most recent chain of events in the Governor John Kitzhaber drama, most of which surrounds alleged ethics violations of Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, via letter, for an independent review of his office’s handling’s of Hayes’ contracts. Rosenblum responded that an investigation …

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UO alumnus calls for Governor Kitzhaber's recall

UO alumnus and campaign attorney for Republican Dennis Richardson’s unsuccessful campaign for Oregon Governor, Jacob Daniels, has filed a prospective petition demanding the recall of Governor John Kitzhaber. Daniels, along with Richardson’s campaign manager Charlie Pearce, submitted the petition requesting the recall of Kitzhaber, citing many problems with the Governor’s First …

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OLCC listens to public opinion on measure 91 implementation

Tuesday evening in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fair Grounds, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission hosted approximately 500 people to discuss the implementation of Measure 91. Passed in November of 2014, Measure 91 legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for those over 21. This Marijuana Listening Session was …

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UO and the Emerald interview Gov. Kitzhaber

“I grew up in an era where people actually believed in government,” Governor John Kitzhaber said toward the beginning of his speech on January 22 at University of Oregon. Kitzhaber was speaking to a collection of UO political science students, Wayne Morse scholarship recipients and student government representatives. The governor described …

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Preview: Governor Kitzhaber to lecture at the UO School of Law

Governor John Kitzhaber will be lecturing on equity and opportunity in the state of Oregon Thursday night at 4:30 p.m. in room 184 of the University of Oregon School of Law. The talk is part of a statewide tour of colleges, the most recent stop being Oregon State University. According …

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