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Editorial: Governor needs to focus first on issues that affect all of us


January 17, 2017

Given the tendencies of our state governement, we’re actually surprised it didn’t already have an anti-gun policy in place for its workplaces, but apparently not.

Even our city government has one of these. Employees who are not police officers must not be armed at work. Somehow, policymakers think this makes their workplaces safer.

Though not reported widely, we learned last week that Gov. Kate Brown has now established this policy for the state, effective Jan. 6, prohibiting volunteers, committee members, workers and others working with a state agency from carrying weapons while “...

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