STATE GOVERNMENT Gov. Brown backs off veto after Newport community and officials go to bat for dam project After a comprehensive effort, Gov. Kate Brown sided with the city in giving $4 million to start planning a retrofit of two dams. By Claire Withycombe — Oregon Capital Bureau August 14, 2019 at 11:18am Read this article for free. Sign up for a free trial. It’s fast and easy. No credit card needed. Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe. If you are a human, ignore this field Looks like you already have an account. Log in.