Governor quits pleading, directs Oregonians to stay home and more businesses to close

Gov. Kate Brown announces new state restrictions in a news conference in Portland on Thursday, March 12. (Jonathan House/Pamplin Media)

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Gov. Kate Brown on Monday put teeth in her directive for Oregonians to stay home, saying those who violate her new restrictions could face criminal prosecution.

In doing so, she expanded the list of . . .