Governor won’t relent on vaccine mandate, saying Covid deaths ‘unacceptable and preventable’

Gov. Kate Brown in her Portland office (FILE/Salem Reporter)

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Gov. Kate Brown pushed back hard Thursday on public officials urging her to drop her vaccination mandates, saying “I am focused on solving a public health crisis, not a political problem.”

The governor said she wouldn’t retract her mandate that health care workers, school employees and state workers get . . .