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    It’s Life or Death-Op Ed

    By Dan Bryant For The Register-Guard NOV. 22, 2015   For the third time in as many months, I have read on these pages the mistaken belief that “danger to self or others” is the only standard for requiring persons with severe mental illness to get the treatment they need. It is not. Before I explain the standard under Oregon law, let me provide a little background to help explain […]

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    In Oregon, Women Take the Lead

    Oregon has long had more women in top political positions than practically any other state. The reason for that is up for debate. BY ALAN GREENBLATT | NOVEMBER 2015 Val Hoyle became majority leader of the Oregon House just three years after joining the chamber. That’s pretty impressive, but it might be less important than the fact she has been succeeded by another woman. Hoyle stepped down as leader this […]

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    Rep. Val Hoyle Files To Run For Oregon Secretary Of State

    State Representative Val Hoyle filed Thursday to run for Oregon Secretary of State in the 2016 election. Hoyle is in her third term representing West Eugene and Junction City in the legislature.The democrat earlier stepped down from her post as House Majority leader to explore a run for Secretary of State. Hoyle says she wants to decrease barriers to voting for Oregonians. Hoyle: “To insure that every person has a […]

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    Third top Democrat joins race for Oregon secretary of state

    By Denis C. Theriault | The Oregonian/OregonLive  on October 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM, updated October 15, 2015 at 7:21 AM SALEM — Rep. Val Hoyle, months after stepping down as House majority leader, is following through with much-discussed plans to run for secretary of state in 2016. Hoyle, set to formally announce her candidacy Thursday morning, becomes the third high-ranking Democrat to declare for the statewide job — making next May’s primary […]

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    Representative Val Hoyle officially announces her run for Oregon Secretary of State

    Representative Val Hoyle officially announces her run for Oregon Secretary of State Official Press Release Will work to remove barriers to voting, protect critical services and improve accountability Democrat Val Hoyle will formally enter the 2016 race for Oregon Secretary of State today by filing her Statement of Candidacy with the Elections Division in Salem. The three-term State Representative from Lane County and former House Majority Leader has been touring […]

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    Val Hoyle makes run for secretary of state official

    By Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard OCT. 14, 2015 Democratic state Rep. Val Hoyle of Eugene formally announced Wednesday night that she will run for Oregon secretary of state. She joins two fellow Democrats, state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and state Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin, in what is expected to be a competitive primary race. Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken is running as well, as a Republican. No other Republican […]

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    State Rep. Val Hoyle celebrates and sounds alarm about women leadership

    The message state Rep. Val Hoyle delivered Saturday to the monthly meeting of the local American Association of University Women was celebratory: When women take the lead, whether socially or politically, “we do things differently, and we make things happen.” The results can be seen in the most recent session of the state Legislature, 51-year-old Hoyle said, where women made up half of the leadership — Speaker Tina Kotek and […]

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    Birth control access: Pharmacy prescription bill clears House

    SALEM — A once-moribund measure that would expand birth control access by giving pharmacists the power to write on-demand prescriptions cleared the House on Tuesday with bipartisan support. House Bill 2879 — approved 50-10, with Democrat Betty Komp of Woodburn joining nine Republicans in opposition — would place Oregon alongside California as the only stateswhere women seeking birth control pills would be able to skip costly or inconvenient doctor’s visits. The vote to move […]

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    Historic Voter Registration Expansion Bill Passes Oregon House

    Goal of NEW Motor Voter Bill is to put a ballot in the hands of every eligible voter Salem, OR—The Oregon House of Representatives today passed a historic bill that will dramatically expand access to Oregon elections. House Bill 2177 will make voter registration simpler, more convenient, and more secure by using the data that the DMV currently collects for drivers’ licenses. The updated process will provide simple and accurate […]

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    Brown Applauds House Passage Of Motor Voter Bill

    Brown Applauds House Passage Of Motor Voter Bill Governor Kate Brown’s Motor Voter Bill Passes House of Representatives Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown’s statement on House passage of Motor Voter bill: “I commend the House of Representatives for the passage of House Bill 2177, Oregon’s Motor Voter bill,” said Governor Kate Brown. “It modernizes how the DMV and the Secretary of State’s Office work to register eligible citizens to vote. […]