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1.22.2021: Gov. Kate Brown reflects on ‘relentless’ year, looks ahead in 2021 State of the State address; Oregon explores giving businesses a break on spiking unemployment taxes; Graduation rates reach new high during COVID-19

Friday, January 22, 2021


Oregon Political News 

Gov. Kate Brown reflects on ‘relentless’ year, looks ahead in 2021 State of the State address

Oregon explores giving businesses a break on spiking unemployment taxes

Graduation rates reach new high during COVID-19

Brown commits to keeping equity at core of recovery

Legislature cranks up 2021 session after two-day delay

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Coronavirus vaccine equity group whittles recommendations to about half of Oregonians amid first signs of tension

How many Oregonians screened for more contagious coronavirus strain? State officials don’t know

OHA: Young people less likely to spread COVID-19

Oregon Prisons Have Vaccinated More Than 1,300 “Older Adult” and Medically Vulnerable Inmates, Earlier Than Pledged

Coronavirus: 849 new cases, 11 new deaths

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site is now open: Here’s what you need to know

Beaverton lab devises unusual solution to keep employees at work during pandemic

Portland Advertising Federation ceases operations, becomes part of Pacific NW advocacy group

East County grad rates up

Northern Oregon Coast

Trump administration signs off on Oregon wave energy test center lease after long delay

Salem Area

Salem prison reports coronavirus outbreak

Santiam Hospital begins COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Central/Eastern Oregon

31 caregivers at Central Oregon hospital test positive for COVID-19

Two more inmates die after contracting COVID-19 in TRCI outbreak, raising death toll to nine since January began.

UCO health department receives 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, plans event in Pendleton for Friday, Jan. 22

Albany/Corvallis Area

Preservationists still working to save Van Buren Bridge

Mid-valley adds 47 new COVID cases

300 line up for region's first mass vaccination clinic

Eugene Area

National Guard to help vaccination in Lane County

What do updated metrics mean for Lane County schools?

Thousands of vaccine doses arriving in Lane County

Roseburg Area

Roseburg VA scheduling appointments for veterans to get COVID-19 vaccine

Graduation rates increase statewide, Roseburg High School's goes up by nearly 10%

Kerwin Doughton, founder of Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights, dead at 82

Medford Area

7 Jackson County residents die from COVID-19

MSD: Schools are reopening

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 2 deaths, 20 new cases of COVID-19

Klamath COVID update: Jan. 21

Southern Oregon Coast

North Bend School District delays student return to campus

ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council

National Covid-19 News

Washington hospitals push back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s speedier vaccination plan

Biden unveils coronavirus plan, warns it will take months to 'turn things around'

National News

Oregon’s Ron Wyden among 7 Democrats asking ethics panel to investigate Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley

Biden signs orders requiring masks for travel, other coronavirus-fighting measures

Biden disbanded Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission on his first day in office. Historians said it promoted a false version of American history

QAnon followers believed that inauguration day would bring mass arrests and executions of Trump’s enemies. It didn’t

‘We will get through this together’: Newspaper front pages herald President Joe Biden, review challenges ahead

Pelosi says House will move immediately on COVID-19 relief

McCarthy supports Cheney remaining in leadership amid calls for her to step down

Rep. Marjorie Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department

National Opinion

Senior: Good riddance, Leader McConnell

Guest View: Time present, time past

Friedman: The end for President Trump

Business News

Intel claims progress in fixing 7nm chips, new CEO pledges to restore technical leadership

Natural Resource News

In their own words: Farmers tell President Biden their hopes, fears


Portland Area

Sources: Portland chooses new chief city lobbyist

Central/Eastern Oregon

Eye to the sky: The birth of a snowflake

Our view: $15 minimum wage would hit rural economy hard

Roseburg Area

Guest Column: We've learned to divide

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Opinion: Missing the target on prescription drug costs


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