Oregon officials have approved Baker County's application to start phase 2 of the reopening process Saturday, June 6.

The county received an email from the governor's office this afternoon, Commissioner Mark Bennett said at 1:35 p.m.

A total of 26 of Oregon's 36 counties are approved to move to phase 2 either Friday, Saturday or, in the case of TIllamook County, Monday, June 8, the governor's office announced in a press release.

Baker County is one of 11 counties that will enter phase 2 Saturday. The others are Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Gilliam, Harney, Josephine, Malheur, Sherman and Yamhill. The starting dates are based on the dates listed in each county's application letter, according to the governor's office.

Bennett said Baker County listed June 6, rather than June 5, because officials believed counties had to complete 21 full days in phase 1 and that the countdown started May 16.

Another 14 counties listed June 5 in their application, and that's when they will officially start phase 2. Those counties are Benton, Curry, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Linn, Morrow, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler.

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I don't need the governor's permission to live my life. She's not my Governor anyway. The only Governor I have as a sovereign citizen of the United States is me. I live by the Constitution and by the Bill of Rights. Go around breaking the law but there are some laws that don't apply, as they are unconstitutional therefore not real laws of the land. If anyone subjects himself to anything that is not constitutional they Expatriate themselves from the United States of America. It is our duty to enforce the Constitution regardless of tyranny. I will not lay down or bow before the power-hungry politicians and corrupt so-called leaders. I will stand up for my rights and I will do as I please as long as it is within the Constitutional boundaries. House for you people that bow down before these tyrannical idiots oh, you are part of the problem. Are you men or are you sheep?

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