Gov Kitzhaber Fully Supports Oracle Suit

SALEM, Ore. — In response to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s civil suit against Oracle America, Governor Kitzhaber has announced he will full support the Attorney General. He released a statement August 22nd after the announcement of the lawsuit being filed.  This is the statement made by the Governor: “When I asked the Attorney General … Continue reading »

Governor Tours Oregon Gulch Fire

NEAR THE GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber toured the fire camp at Howard Prairie Lake and praised firefighters who have continued to gain ground on the Oregon Gulch Fire. “It’s important for me to just show the support for the hard working men and women who are actually doing the job here … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency in Jackson County on Tuesday, according to a press release sent out by the Governor. Jackson County Commissioners requested the emergency declaration this spring, and the State Drought council considered the county’s request by weighing current water conditions, future climate forecasts, and agricultural impacts. “Historic drought … Continue reading »

Governor Signs Basin Agreement

NEAR CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber and other Oregon and California leaders are gathering this morning for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement. Members include Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath … Continue reading »

Bill Explores Free Community College

MEDFORD, Ore. — Joshua Majchrzak graduated from high school last year and is now working toward his dream. “Right now I’m just doing my pre-requisites at R.C.C. but eventually I plan on going into nanotechnology which is a new field in science,” said Majchrzak. The road to that career will include higher education and the … Continue reading »

Rob Patridge New Chairman of OLCC

MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber appointed Klamath County Attorney, Rob Patridge, as chairman of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. This is the third time Kitzhaber has appointed Patridge to a position in less than a year now. This on top of the other positions he already fills. Rob Patridge was in our studio on Friday … Continue reading »

Governor Receives Letter on Timber Money

SALEM, Ore. — At a time when more than a billion dollars has already been spent fighting wildfires this summer, fire prevention efforts are being cut. A letter outlining timber payment reductions hit the Governor’s desk this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Thomas Tidwell sent Governor Kitzhaber a letter explaining the sequestration will … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Signs in New Laws

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor has signed off on 66 pieces of legislation. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor in the 2013 session to 787. One of the most-watched is House Bill 3460, which basically creates medical marijuana dispensaries. Effective immediately, the law tasks the Oregon Health Authority with establishing … Continue reading »

Governor Kitzhaber Visits Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber and other Oregon leaders toured the Douglas Complex Instant Command Center Saturday to get a first-hand look at the fire. The governor went room to room checking in with crews as they met to discuss this 32,000 acre wildfire. “We are fully deploying all the resources that we have … Continue reading »

Governor Declares Drought Emergency

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state drought emergency in Klamath County. In response to a request from Klamath County made on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kitzhaber issued an Executive Order declaring a state of drought emergency. This declaration provides the state with additional water management tools to assist irrigators, municipalities and other … Continue reading »

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