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Jane VanKuren
· February 20, 2018
I have only been to my capitol a few times. Once years ago, my son had a Elementary school field trip all the way from Wasco County riding a big yellow school bus. I came again on 2.17.18 for the 159t...h birthday; a very nice event! I was a volunteer with the Champoeg State Park Heritage Center as a costumed interpreter. I am very proud of Oregon’s leadership and LOVE our state motto. See More
Ben Fisher
· February 7, 2018
I love this building. My grandfather's name is in the Senate hearing room as one of the founders of Oregon. It's too bad the Democrats want to ruin this lovely state.
Kevin Mall
· February 12, 2018
Please help,

Clackamas County Judge Kathie Steele is biased, sexist, and should not be hearing protective order cases....

After myself and four of my alleged victims own witnesses proved she had lied throughout the initial protective order process.

Clackamas County Judge Kathie Steele ruled to continue the protective order because; while my alleged victim was attacking me, and I was defending myself, I scratched and made her bleed.

The verdict was so shocking I repeated the decision to Judge Kathie Steele, and she screamed for me to shut up! Then pointed to the sheriff as if I was going to act up in the courtroom.

The entire attack is on video, and clearly shows I was the victim, and responded to the attack by locking myself in the bathroom until my alleged victim broke down the door!!! I then locked myself in another room of the house until my alleged victims family arrived and I could leave. Again, all on video!

The video also shows my alleged victim admitting this isn't unusual behavior, and she becomes drunk and abusive with me every few months.

Clackamas County Judge Kathie Steele also verbally abused myself and my alleged victim, by yelling and screaming throughout the court hearing for no reason. Not that there's justification for a judge being verbally abusive in a courtroom, EVER!

I'm a retired govt employee, 100% disabled combat vet that's been guaranteed one thing for serving this great Nation. A painful, and probably shortened retirement. I deserve better, and the people of Oregon damn sure deserve better! This is not justice, or our justice system!

Clackamas County Judge Kathie Steele's abuse, irresponsible, unethical, and sexist, conduct has been reported to the media, and is being reviewed for an investigative story.

My attorney and I will be appealing Judge Kathie Steele's decision, and reporting her unprofessional conduct to the Oregon Judicial Fitness Committee for review.

As a Native Oregonian, Judge Kathie Steele's verbal abuse, abuse of the law, and abuse of my civil rights require immediate review.

Respectfully, Kevin Mall
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Donald Littleton
· October 25, 2017
Oregon is just Allright with me . . . An honest dialogue between our reps in Salem is essential to the Happiness component of our State's GNP this page is awesome.
Ron Strle
· June 7, 2017
I came with our union SEIU Local 503 for lobby day. My group (5 constitutes) were to meet with Representatives Mark Johnson. The meeting (15 minutes) was set up 2 weeks ago in room 257 at 12:45 pm. Ar...rived at the meeting room and waited. 5 minutes, 10 minutes. Phone calls to his office were made, no answer however. At 1:15 we went to Mr. Johnson's office and found no one there. We waited 5 minutes, left him a note and left.

Personally I have a great deal of respect for our legislators, but yesterday I changed my mind about Mr. Johnson. When I reported to our members back in Hood River that Mr. Johnson was a no call - no show for our meeting, no one was surprised. As of writing this review, we have not heard from Mr. Johnson or his staff.

Perhaps Mr. Johnson forgot that his position as a State Representative is temporary. The 5 people in our group, constitute, voters, community residents will not forget the lack of respect that Mark Johnson showed us on Tuesday June6, 2017. Our memories are long Mr. Johnson.
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Steven Argus McQuinn
· August 27, 2017
Very fine staff make the difference between a visit and an experience. I live in a state capitol, Sacramento, and I must say that the capitol interpretation there could learn quite a bit from Oregon.
Jon Bailey
· December 31, 2017
Equal Pay laws at labor ready is a myth. Men are forced to do Experienced Construction at $12hr. Market Rates for Experienced Construction Baseline at $16hr.

Mostly, people are being taken advantage... of because poor people aren't a protected class. Companies are being allowed to take our money as profit, and not pay fair wages.

I am a Trained and Experience Construction Worker

But I don't get paid the same as one.
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Lori Ann Seymour
· August 26, 2017
Fabulous experience. Great tour guides. Went all the way up to the top as well as toured the building. Beautiful grounds outside.
Bobby Joe Glasgow
· March 18, 2017
Normally, I enjoy visiting. However, yesterday I went to the gift shop at around 4:15 PM to buy some quick items for some friends in Germany (pioneer figurine $9.00 - T-shirts). The gate was down an...d the lights were off. I was told to speak to the lady in charge. She told me the place was already closed and the register was closed. I was told to come back today and enjoy the cherry blossom festival. When I returned to the car, I realized it was still a few minutes before the official closing time. Nutshell: A waste of time and money in the meter. See More
Cherie Zubiate Vieira
· August 22, 2017
We went to the capitol mall for the solar eclipse viewing. Everyone in and all around (workers) were so friendly!!! The capitol is beautiful too!!
Mark Brown
· August 21, 2017
Beautiful grounds, went on Saturday and it appeared as though you couldn't get inside the capital but we enjoyed looking at the exterior.
Matt Lawyer
· January 23, 2018
This is truly one of the most beautiful parks and buildings in Salem.
Gigi Cassel
· March 1, 2017
Had an amazing experience yesterday as a legislative captain for our Reproductive Rights lobbying day at the Capitol. I was so happy to meet with our representatives and our Senator. It's important to... get this bill pass and take care people who really need this which is everyone. As a transgender woman I want to make sure that I can get my breast cancer screenings without paying a whole lot of money for it. See More
Mj Snow
· March 31, 2017
The Oregon State capital is amazing! My grandsons (7 & 13 yrs old) and I enjoyed the history, learning the way our state government works. Not to mention the art! As we were taking pictures of the gov...ernors office, the governor was walking by the reception area. I asked if she would mind if I took a picture of her and my grandsons. I know she's a busy person, however she was so friendly. She put her arms around the boys while I took several pictures. I asked the boys if they liked the capital, they said it was 'Epic'. See More
Marjoire Ratliff
· February 3, 2018
Please support the Clean Energy Jobs by doing everything you can to pass that bill in 2018. Oregon is a leader!
Kevin Miller
· April 5, 2017
I was afforded the opportunities to speak with one of the state Senators on what I would consider one of the most important issues the children not just of this state but also of this Nation. I was li...stened to and felt I made a step in the direction so many would like to see. See More
Rob Cantrall
· September 3, 2017
I love Oregon. Unfortunately, the people running it are hobophobic and anti-American, especially the state troopers.
Derrick Casady
· August 22, 2017
I'm bias, I work there :)
Great people, great staff. Come see the history of your Oregon State Capitol, stay for the Salem hospitality.
Ian McLaughlin
· August 22, 2017
Beautiful approach to a dome. The rotunda was really nice with murals on the four "corners".
Jim McMahon
· August 22, 2017
Going back today for more. Saw the Governor walk through. Very impressive State Capitol. Good job Oregon. Glad Salem won.
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Today is the 159th anniversary of statehood! She Flies with Her Own Wings and looks darn good doing it! Thanks to the Oregonian for making this fun video about the history of how our state became the shape it is!

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Happy birthday, Oregon!

Our state turns 159. We take a look back at how Oregon became the shape it is today.

Check out our new newsletter. If you like what you see, hit the subscribe button! Stay up to date with what is happening at the people's building.

Put on your favorite pair of frontier pants and join us at the Capitol on Saturday, February 17, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pound on an anvil and test your blacksmith skills, have a conversation with Dr. John McLoughlin as you arrive off the Oregon Trail, help build a log cabin and test your skills a...
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Next week, you can learn about The Salem Clique, and the beginnings of politics here in Salem, when author Barbara S. Mahoney presents in hearing room C at noon on Thursday, February 22. Hope you can join us! This will also be streamed live at www.oregonlegislature.gov .

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See the Oregon State Constitution beginning on Wednesday at 10 a.m. It will be on display in the East Galleria in the Capitol through Saturday, February 17 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) for the 159th anniversary of Oregon's statehood!

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Five downtown organizations have joined together to offer a Spring Break Passport to Fun! March 26-30, 2018. Oregon State Capitol, Willamette Heritage Center, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, World Beat Gallery and the Salem Art Association have teamed up to offer families a fun and free way to fill the week with activities.

The passport is free and available at every stop. Stamps will be given at each location after the activity is completed. Once participants have all five stam...ps they can enter into a drawing for one of the prize baskets of admission tickets, books and assorted souvenirs.

The Capitol will offer free building tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. Free tower tours are offered to the observation platform daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult to go to the tower and a waiver must be signed.

Willamette Valley Heritage Center is offering the passport stamp in the visitor’s center. Participants can see what Shaun the Shorn Sheep is up to. To tour the rest of the center, a special Spring Break admission pass for 2 adults and 3 children can be purchased for $15.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art is offering “The Hunt is On,” a new guide that provides clues to find and learn more about the amazing artwork in their collection. Pick up the guide at the front desk and win a prize when you complete the hunt. If you have your passport in hand, Hallie Ford is offering free admission during Spring Break week.

The World Beat Gallery is a new stop this year. They have a new exhibit on display titled “Finding Home Again: Stories from our Refugee Neighbors.” This exhibit will introduce families to people who have come to Salem after having the leave their home countries. “Finding Home Again” includes stories and artwork from students in Waldo Middle School’s ESL class. The exhibit is free.

Also a new stop for this year is the Salem Art Association’s Bush Barn Art Center which is hosting two fun, inspirational exhibits. The Young Artists’ Showcase overflows with the creativity of hundreds of pieces of art by K-12 students from Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. Also on display will be a photographic exhibit, Braids and Brawn: The Power of Girls, which features Diane Beals’ portraits of
young women alongside quotes that begin with “I am empowered by.” The Salem Art Association is located in beautiful Bush’s Pasture Park, with a playground just outside and lots of nature to explore. Admission is FREE.

For more information about the Passport to Fun! please contact Visitor Services at the State Capitol at 503-986-1388 Phone numbers and addresses for each location is printed on the passport. To print off the passport visit the events page at www.oregoncapitol.com .

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This year the Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival is the weekend before Cherry Blossom Day at the Capitol. Check out the programming this year, and make your plans now!

#cherryblossomday #salemtheatrenetwork

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Here is a great video from our friends at CCTV showcasing the new Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center's exhibit here at the Capitol. This exhibit is on display until February 15, and sponsored through the Capitol History Gateway Program.

Timber Culture, the hidden history of Oregon's logging history, is a traveling exhibit made possible through a grant from the Wildhorse Foundation, will be o...
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The Statesman Journal put out this great video that outlines the 2018 legislative session deadlines.

Some deadlines for this year's short session.
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The 2018 legislative session begins next week.

Legislative session is the period of time in which the Legislative Assembly is convened for purpose of lawmaking. Regular sessions convene each February and may last 160 days in odd-numbered years and 35 days in even-numbered years.

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Welcome to the Oregon Legislative Website. Our primary role is to disseminate information and allow citizens the opportunity to engage in Oregon’s legislative process.
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Today Timber Culture opens in the Capitol Galleria with a presentation at noon. Timber Culture is an exhibit providing an inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. It depicts the lives of loggers and their families drawn together from different cultures during the great migration.

The exhibit comes from the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center. Executive Director Gwendolyn Trice will be on hand throughout the afternoon to answer questions regarding the inst...allation.

The exhibit runs through February 15 in support of Black History Month.

#orcapitol #history #blackhistorymonth #capitolgateway

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Did you know? This year marks the 175th anniversary of the historic vote at Champoeg, which formed a provisional government in Oregon.

That moment in time, May 2, 1843, is depicted in the mural located in the House Chambers.

To learn more about it this part of Oregon's history, please check out this page at the Oregon Blue Book: http://sos.oregon.gov/…/constitu…/Pages/before-politics.aspx

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We will also be learning more about this period of time at the Oregon State Birthday Celebration, Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at your capitol!

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Celebrating statehood! Is it on your calendar?

#oregonsbirthday #orcapitol

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Sat 10:00 AM PSTOregon State CapitolSalem, OR
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Did you know?

Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859 but we didn't receive the news in Salem until March 17! That moment in time has been depicted in the mural in our Senate Chambers.

Today, news travels much faster. When our legislators vote on an issue, you can see it immediately if you are in the viewing gallery or watching the proceedings live at www.oregonlegislature.gov.

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Did you know?

This year (May 22) marks the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. To celebrate, we have partner organizations who will be bringing the Oregon Trail experience to life at our annual birthday celebration on Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an open and free event! Be a pioneer and join us!

On this day in History, Great Emigration departs for Oregon on May 22, 1843. Learn more about what happened today on History.
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It seems we are a day late to give a shout out to our troopers at the Oregon State Police. National Law Enforcement Day was yesterday, but we are going to give them a big, heart felt "Thank You!" anyway.

No matter where you are in our great state, day or night, we appreciate the job you do!

#osp #thankyou #lawenforcement

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