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Oregon Gov: Feds Told Us to Keep Quiet About Occupation



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    Oregon governor Kate Brown speaks to the press about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the campus, killing 9 people and wounding another seven before he was killed.

    In her first public comments on the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown said the federal government had urged state officials to "limit" their public comments about the standoff.

    "To avoid escalating the situation, I have complied," Brown said Wednesday during a speech to introduce her 2016 policy agenda. "I would not want to say anything to compromise their efforts to resolve the situation."

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    But, Brown added, "Federal authorities must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all of the wrongdoers accountable."