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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."

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