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Politics Coos Bay to revisit wastewater plant proposal Coos Bay to revisit wastewater plant proposal (Video)
After six years of planning, the Coos Bay City Council has approved a new wastewater treatment plant in Empire, but the president of D.B. Western, Texas, Dennis Beetham, has raised some concerns about the new plant.
Politics Oregon governor appoints new Secretary of State Oregon governor appoints new Secretary of State
When Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned, the job passed to Secretary of State Kate Brown under rules set forth in Oregon's state constitution.

That left Brown's elected position vacant - and, per the constitution, it fell to the new governor to appoint her successor.