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10.21.2020: Oregon now requires employers to provide masks to workers; Healthy young volunteers agree to be infected with coronavirus, for science; OHA reports 346 more COVID-19 cases and six more deaths

Wednesday, October 21, 2020



Oregon wildfires heap emotional trauma on children already suffering from coronavirus pandemic

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Oregon now requires employers to provide masks to workers

Healthy young volunteers agree to be infected with coronavirus, for science

OHA reports 346 more COVID-19 cases and six more deaths

An Oregon Health Official Explains Why Trick-or-Treating Is a Bad Idea This Year

Coronavirus: Oregon surpasses 40,000 cases

Rural healthcare system struggling seven months into COVID-19

Oregon Election News

Oregon Measure 108 would ratchet up cigarette taxes and create new tax on vape products

2020 Election | Oregon legislative races could determine future of Capitol walkouts

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Metro transportation package has narrow lead in independent poll, but pollster said it’s ‘in a lot of trouble’

Environmental advocacy coalition sues Homeland Security, alleging tear gas, chemical munitions causing health hazards

Portland to Vancouver ferry would cost at least $40 million to launch, report finds

New police oversight group, new taxes for parks funding, new uses of water customer money among local ballot measures seeking Portland voter approval

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, challenger Mingus Mapps differ on style of getting things done, affiliation of backers

In-N-Out Burger scoped out Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. spot, records show

Salem Area

Bill Wingett of Band of Brothers fame laid to rest

Man accused of looting during wildfires walks away from jail

Central/Eastern Oregon

Boise Cascade says it may close eastern Oregon mill, blames environmental dispute

Hermiston Farm Fair goes virtual during pandemic

Boise Cascade announces potential closure of Elgin plant

Fourth incarcerated person dies at EOCI after testing positive for COVID-19

Contact tracers for Umatilla County's public health department combine delivery of scary news with promise of help

Columbia River Treaty negotiations slow as election looms

High-priced House race in Bend could be a key to power in Salem

Bend campus building to be named for Ray

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis council urges new approach on homeless camps

Albany continues to have most COVID-19 cases in area

Linn adds 13 COVID-19 cases, Benton 3

Alsea School using distance learning Wednesday due to plumbing repairs

Eugene Area

10.7% of Lane voters already turned in ballot

Lane County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases

County reports 63 additional cases, 1 new death; Eugene Mayor releases a COVID-19 PSA

Bethel School District supporters ramp up bond campaign efforts

EWEB targets Holiday Farm Fire homes for erosion control, hazardous waste 

Coronavirus updates Tuesday: 39 new cases in Lane, Oregon surpasses 40K

Roseburg Area

Committee approves money to help keep wolves away

Ballot returns on track to match previous presidential elections

Nine new postive COVID-19 cases, one presumptive announced Tuesday

UCAN Food Bank gets a new name

Supplies handed out to child care providers in Douglas County

Medford Area

Medford presses charges against JPR reporter

Cleanup underway in Almeda fire zone

Wood alternatives suggested for fire zone rebuild

Voter registration hits all-time high

Helicopter seeding of Bear Creek Greenway begins

Klamath Falls Area

Murdock grant to help move nonprofit forward

Day of action planned for Klamath dam removal

Food bank cancels Supermarket Saturday campaign

Southern Oregon Coast

North Bend HS reports COVID-19 case

International News

Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT

Lawyers say they can't find parents of 545 migrant children: report

National Covid-19 News

NIH chief: Trump has not met with White House COVID-19 task force in 'quite some time'

National News

Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief

Senate to vote Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

DOJ pledges $3 million to new initiative that aims to prevent use of excessive force by law enforcement

Nearly three-fourths of Americans support $2T coronavirus relief bill: poll

National Election News

How the Trump campaign plowed through a $1 billion war chest and lost its cash advantage

Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally

Biden up by single point in Florida: poll

GOP pollster Luntz blasts Trump campaign as worst he's ever seen

National Election Opinion

Douthat: Where liberal power lies

Business News

Oregon Breweries Won 22 Medals at the Great American Beer Awards

Lawsuit targets DEA rule that would 'destroy' hemp industry


Central/Eastern Oregon

Pastures of plenty | Steering into the storm

Our view | Send the state treasurer an email about Oregon's $25 billion problem

Eugene Area

Where is Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read?

Measure 110, science and library levy

Klamath Falls Area

Commentary: Elections end when all the ballots are counted, not on election night


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