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10.23.2020: Free legal help available to Oregon wildfire victims; Oregon is among 5 states where threat of militia activity around elections is highest; Oregon reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 373 new cases

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Wildfires

Free legal help available to Oregon wildfire victims

Oregon Political News 

Oregon is among 5 states where threat of militia activity around elections is highest

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Oregon reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 373 new cases

Oregon Election News

Oregon Democrats enthusiastic for 2020 election, 36% already returned ballots

Opponents of drug decriminalization measure say Washington County voters should get new ballots due to county’s mistake

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Old Portland Greyhound station will become temporary homeless shelter

Investigation finds Oregon City mayor urged businesses to defy coronavirus order; mayor says he’s vindicated

Portland police union president to step down

Clackamas County COVID-19 case rate hits record highs

Clackamas County voters turning out in force 18% above 2016

Democrats split over Metro measure

City Charter Requirement That Mayoral Winner Must Get Majority Complicated by Write-In Votes

Salem Area

Auditors point out risks in state COVID spending

Corrections employees say department misled lawmakers

Forest Service hiring 1,000 in Oregon and Washington

Central/Eastern Oregon

Boise Cascade cuts 229 jobs in eastern Oregon

Pendleton City Council approves new take on Til Taylor Park

'I have to be me,' Byram prepares to build on Roberts' successes as next Pendleton police chief

Hermiston Christian School alleges discrimination in lawsuit

An era ends as Boardman coal plant powers down permanently

Albany/Corvallis Area

Linn, Benton property values continue rapid climb

Eugene Area

Lane County monitoring 75 outbreaks

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

Bethel School District ramps up bond efforts

Review of Thurston protest to tell story beyond the videos

EWEB works to protect Eugene water quality after fire

As COVID-19 cases grow, Lane County could return to Phase 1

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

Eugene neighborhood worries about ballot theft among stolen mail

10.7% of Lane voters already turned in ballot

Roseburg Area

Douglas County man marks fifth local COVID-19 death

Sherm's going back to 24 hours

Teacher and substitute shortage in Douglas County exacerbated by coronavirus

OHA lists new COVID-19 cases at CHI Mercy Medical and Roseburg VA

Medford Area

Cleanup crews converge on wildfire-ravaged southern Oregon: ‘It’s a very sad process that we go through’ 

Fire aid deadlines fast approaching 

From bullets to asbestos, hazardous fire debris cleanup underway 

Food Equity Film Fest kicks off Friday 

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

U.S. House candidates focused on Klamath water issues

Southern Oregon Coast

Two Coos Health & Wellness staff members have virus, department says

National Covid-19 News

First COVID-19 drug approved for use in treatment

National News

Wyden wants aid for wine-grape growers hit by wildfire smoke

Seattle, Portland, NYC sue Trump administration over threat to pull federal money

National Election News

Poll: Who won the second presidential debate (10/22/20)? How did Trump, Biden do?

Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry'

Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate

Trump, Biden tangle over Wall Street ties, fundraising

Trump, Biden clash over coronavirus response, mounting death toll

Trump strikes different tone as debate opens, then grows more combative

Business News

American, Southwest report billions in third-quarter losses

Opinion

Portland Area

Opinion: Oregon can and must do better for workplace safety

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views | Explaining the 'right to rest'

Our view | Merkley for U.S. Senate

Our view | Cliff Bentz for Congress

Eugene Area

We're more than this present chaos

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Pandemic is leading to a global democratic 'crisis'

Medford Area

Yes on Measure 108 to increase tobacco taxes

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