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Betsy Johnson
Editorials from around Oregon

Salem () — Statesman Journal, Feb. 19, on Gov. Kate Brown and restoring trust in government On Wednesday morning, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown walked from her office, across the Capitol and up the stairs to the House Chamber. Barely a half-hour later, she headed to her new domain, the Governor's Office. Well-wishers and applause greeted her at every step. Oregon is a government in flux. Its longest-serving governor, John Kitzhaber, is out of office and out of public view. Its secretary of state position is vacant until Brown appoints a successor. And Brown, with only a few days' warning, is now governor. One of her first acts after becoming governor at mid-morning...