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1.25.2021: As 2021 Legislative Session Opens, Oregon Recovers Seeks a 20% Increase in Alcohol Prices; Oregon Capitol closed to public until March; When will Oregon teachers, other educators get vaccinated? State lays out plan

Monday, January 25, 2021


Oregon Political News 

As 2021 Legislative Session Opens, Oregon Recovers Seeks a 20% Increase in Alcohol Prices

Oregon Capitol closed to public until March

Oregon COVID-19 News 

3 big things that went wrong with Oregon’s COVID vaccine rollout – and 2 things getting better

When will Oregon teachers, other educators get vaccinated? State lays out plan

Watch: Gov. Kate Brown discusses Oregon’s latest coronavirus updates and legislative agenda

7 prisoners file restraining order, ask federal judge to compel Oregon to vaccinate them against COVID-19

COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to trend down

OHA: Second case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Oregon

Oregon COVID-19: 39th adult in custody dies

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Lloyd Center on the brink as businesses depart en masse

I-405 reopens in Portland after Flanders Crossing bridge installation

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s urgent mandate to move homeless campers into ‘humane’ shelters isn’t working

Emails show Clackamas County Commissioner Mark Shull blames ‘cancel culture’ for controversy over his anti-Islam views

Willamette Falls Paper, PGE settle dispute over electricity service

City: Every Portland neighborhood could shelter homeless

City Club to preview historic legislative session

Three advance in race for SD20 seat

President Biden Appoints Three Portlanders To U.S. Department of Transportation

Salem Area

Eugene man arrested 1 month after protest at Oregon Capitol, police say

Western Oregon University announces nearly all spring courses to be online

Central/Eastern Oregon

Echo residents eye river's movement with concern

Jaclyn Jenkins leaving Umatilla County

Umatilla County COVID-19 Trend - As of Jan. 22

Four-month grant program would give $5K per month to Pendleton restaurants

Marijuana ban near youth centers ruled unlawfully vague

Albany/Corvallis Area

FEMA ranks counties for natural hazards; Benton, Linn both score well

Reser Stadium to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Sunday: Lane County reports 50 cases, 16,110 vaccinations

Eugene changes allow urban camping, temporarily

Wildfire cleanup in McKenzie River Valley moving into new phase

The Planner: All Eugene, Springfield school boards to meet

Roseburg Area

Douglas County reports 44th death and 28 new cases of COVID-19

Vaccination event at Douglas County Fairgrounds provides hundreds of people with added protection

Local Blue Zones Project earns certification, joining handful of other communities across the country

Medford Area

7,200-plus vaccinated at Jackson County Expo event

Hotel project headed to downtown Medford

Unions, districts talk school reopening

Klamath Falls Area

Feds reassess Klamath Project water delivery obligations

Klamath County reports 20 new cases of COVID-19

Walmart Foundation, Miller Foundation provide Klamath Film support

Klamath County reports 20 new cases of COVID-19

Major to lead USGS Cascades volcano observatory

State makes final argument against former Eternal Hills owner

Nearly 400 Klamath County School District receive COVID-19 vaccine dose

Klamath Tribes complete first full COVID-19 vaccinations

City schools employees receive Moderna vaccine

Southern Oregon Coast

Bandon Dunes receives more national recognition

North Bend School District delays student return to campus

NB library receives grant for small, rural libraries

Groundfish stocks are replenished through management practices

National Covid-19 News

California discovers homegrown coronavirus strain that spreads even faster than any other

Explore rising COVID-19 cases in interactive national map as vaccine shortages begin

More than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll

Biden officials hold call with bipartisan group of senators on coronavirus relief plan

National News

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Lawmakers move to oust extremists from military

Natural Resource News

Mine just south of Oregon-Nevada line may boost Joe Biden’s energy plan


Portland Area

Editorial: Mainstream Republicans, where are your voices?

Opinion: As vaccinations increase, equity and trust remain key to ending pandemic

Poll: Oregonians are optimistic about future economic outlook

Opinion: Because disasters don’t wait, our earthquake preparation can’t either

Salem Area

Strengthening the well-being of our own

Of, by and 'For the People'

Capitol Riot casts long shadow over Oregon

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: Keep momentum going on trade for wheat farmers

Other views: Effective and efficient climate policy that farmers can support

A slice of life: A lesson from a Kalahari Bushman girl

Our view: A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

Albany/Corvallis Area

Your Ecological House: When good news can be bad news

Editorial: Roses and raspberries (Jan. 24)

Medford Area

Climate change action: Cutting emissions isn't enough

Tattered and torn, our democracy stands

Vaccinating teachers first is the right decision

The journey to equality is not finished

Your View: Editorial on Capitol assault fell short

Klamath Falls Area

Kovarovics: A blueprint for bipartisan conservation

Simmons: Fairness under the Endangered Species Act? What a concept

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Opinion: One lesson from 2020: People need people


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