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1.21.2021: ‘A brighter future’: What Oregon’s leaders are saying about President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris; Oregon sheds 25,500 jobs, unemployment rises for the first time since April; Oregon Democratic Lawmaker Signs Onto Bill Blocking Highway

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Oregon Political News 

‘A brighter future’: What Oregon’s leaders are saying about President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris

Oregon sheds 25,500 jobs, unemployment rises for the first time since April

Oregon Democratic Lawmaker Signs Onto Bill Blocking Highway Tolling

How to watch Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State address Thursday

Oregon Republican Party condemns impeachment, aligns itself with conspiracy theories

Threatening robocalls target former Oregon political candidates, all people of color, day before inauguration

Residents in Salem, Olympia and other capital cities hope inauguration will bring relief from tense protests

Gov. Brown praises Biden's plan for more coronavirus aid

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Oregon reports 24 new deaths; 704 COVID-19 cases

Unlike California, Oregon says keep using Moderna coronavirus vaccine following small number of adverse reactions

Salem mass vaccine clinic off to inconsistent start as state’s largest clinic set to open in Portland

Major coronavirus outbreak in Canby senior rehab preceded by disregard for safety, lawsuit claims

Gov. Kate Brown Reversed Herself Twice Last Week on the Date Elderly Oregonians Could Get the Coronavirus Vaccine

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Inauguration Day in Oregon: Some protesters clash with police during Inauguration Day march (live updates)

Albina Vision Trust unveils first projects in its neighborhood restoration plan

City closing North Portland homeless village Hazelnut Grove

Metro goes to court to get new income tax sanctified

Experts claim that higher taxes are driving people from Portland

Bureau Assignment Memos Show Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Focused on Paranoid Park and Food Carts

What Can Democrats and Republicans Still Agree On? We Asked Susheela Jayapal and Stan Pulliam.

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Salem Area

Salem Clinic affected in ransomware attack

Rebuilding after wildfire: 'It's so overwhelming'

Company tests new greenhouse design, seeks tenant

Central/Eastern Oregon

Pendleton City Council bans sidewalk stamp preservation

Umatilla County reports four more COVID-19 deaths

Bells toll in honor of COVID-19 victims

Pendleton Lions Club donate $3,000 to BMCC Foundation

Albany/Corvallis Area

OSU to host first national hemp symposium

Ex-CPD officer Van Arsdall tapped for Benton sheriff job

300 line up for region's first mass vaccination clinic

Eugene Area

What do updated metrics mean for Lane County schools?

Coronavirus updates Wednesday: Lane County reports 42 cases, no deaths, 13,553 vaccinations

Sean VanGordon selected as Springfield's interim mayor

Roseburg Area

Umpqua Valley K9 group perseveres despite pandemic

Abby's Pizza purchased by Lone Rock Resources

Medford Area

Five St. Mary's students test postive for COVID-19

Darn, I thought it was a scam

Local school districts respond to new re-opening guidelines

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

Lava Beds superintendent set to retire

Klamath COVID update: Jan. 20

Southern Oregon Coast

FERC rules Pacific Connector pipeline can't get around state permit

Jordan Cove project sees federal setback

Wyden addresses virus, infrastructure in South Coast town hall

14 from Bandon were at U.S. Capitol on day of riot

National Covid-19 News

New head of CDC says she will work to restore trust, primacy of science in fight against COVID-19

National News

Democrats take control of Senate; Biden intelligence chief confirmed

Biden supports student loan forgiveness, but borrowers should still get ready to start repaying

What you need to know in Oregon and beyond as Biden assumes presidency

Biden signs executive orders, targets Trump’s legacy on first day in office

Wall Street likes it: U.S. stocks hit records amid profit reports, inauguration

Biden swears in senior staff and warns: Disrespect each other and you'll be fired 'on the spot'

Harris now 'the most influential woman' in American politics

Biden signs first executive actions as president

Poll: Majorities of voters confident in Biden's ability to achieve key agenda items

National Opinion

Douthat: Could Mitch McConnell get to yes?

Business News

Among Trump's commutations: Notorious jailed Oregon CEO Jon Harder

Environment / Energy News

Biden nixes Keystone XL permit, halts Arctic refuge leasing

Biden recommits US to Paris climate accord

Biden 'freeze' of Trump rules could halt environmental rollbacks

Natural Resource News

West Coast has lost a quarter of its gray whale population since 2016


Portland Area

Opinion: Oregon’s closed primary system undermines our voting rights ideals

Opinion: 4 criminal justice priorities lawmakers should pursue

Albany/Corvallis Area

As I See It: Oregon needs to fully fund public health

Editorial: Vaccine rollout starting to pick up steam

Eugene Area

Guest View: Visual arts in exile

Medford Area

Hotel conversion is good news for downtown


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