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10.26.2020: Oregon voters will decide whether to expand or check Democrats’ hold on the Legislature, as some Republican-held districts go increasingly blue; Oregon lawmakers approve $30 million to purchase motels and hotels as shelters in wildfire areas,

Monday, October 26, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon voters will decide whether to expand or check Democrats’ hold on the Legislature, as some Republican-held districts go increasingly blue

Oregon lawmakers approve $30 million to purchase motels and hotels as shelters in wildfire areas, zero for the rest of the state

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Oregon sees 366 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday; no new deaths

Oregon Reports 550 New COVID Cases, a New Record, as Virus Surges Nationwide

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Booking homeless Portlanders into jail is endless, expensive cycle that arrests don’t curb, but housing does

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, challenger Sarah Iannarone diverge on police, priorities in tight race

To keep voting secure, Multnomah County adds surveillance cameras, additional measures

As Election Nears, Wheeler and His Independent Expenditure Campaign Both Continue to Struggle

Salem Area

Smoked out: Wildfires deal Willamette Valley wine industry a harsh blow

Coronavirus: 88 new cases in Marion County

Central/Eastern Oregon

Morrow County elections clerk describes seeing ‘paranoid’ voters, good turnout in first week of voting

Local schools try to persist through COVID-19 outbreaks

Forest management is one tool for combatting climate change in Eastern Oregon

Pendleton City Council accepting applications for open seat

Umatilla County aims to connect Spanish-speaking residents and students to local transit options

Columbia Development Authority rescinds vote on industrial land

Albany/Corvallis Area

Logging companies hit hard by area wildfires

Albany event gives out over 200 free COVID-19 tests; another drive Sunday in Corvallis

The cost of school: What districts will spend to bring students back

Mid-valley adds 10 new COVID-19 cases

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Friday: A record 550 new cases in Oregon; 69 in county

Lane County's early voting results: Three times the ballots turned in

Bring your unwanted drugs to Saturday take-back event

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

Construction starting soon on 357-unit student apartment complex in Eugene

Roseburg Area

Umpqua Sweets proposed harvest area looks much different in wake of Archie Creek Fire

Medford Area

Archaeologists search Almeda fire zones for memories 

GingerBread Jubilee adds social distance, drops the admission fee 

Almeda fire sparks exodus 

Eight Harry & David employees test positive for COVID-19 

Jackson County reports 19 new virus cases Sunday 

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Assistance League of Klamath Basin receives Pacific Power Foundation support

Ombudsmen volunteers needed in Klamath County

Road construction projects planned for the week

Oregon reports 4 deaths, 399 COVID-19 cases Saturday

Gospel Mission distributes $1 million in food boxes each week

Hemp research reaches new heights in Klamath Falls

Southern Oregon Coast

Voter turnout 'looking excellent' after first week

Coos Bay firms receive fines for improper asbestos work

County to close North Bend Annex, renovate Coquille courthouse

Community supports distance learning facility where rural internet lags

National Covid-19 News

Amazon extends work from home for 6 more months, delivering bad news for downtown Seattle

National News

Senate votes to advance SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

National Election News

Uber, Lyft and allies spend record sum on California gig worker initiative

HARVEST THE VOTE: Trump, Biden campaigns outline agricultural policies

Trump makes rare campaign stops in New England in closing stretch

US early voting hits 58.6 million, surpassing all of 2016 early and absentee voting

Business News

Oregon Insight: Construction industry’s outlook remains soft

Natural Resource News

Oregon’s hemp boom bets big on CBD

Forecasters predict colder, wetter winter

A New Organization Wants to Stop Oregon’s Glaciers From Disappearing. But First, It Has to Put Them on the Map.

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest


Portland Area

Opinion: Oregon’s small colleges, universities managing COVID-19 successfully - so far

Salem Area

Measure 108 can provide positive change for Oregon communities

Mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our View: EO's editorial endorsements for November 2020 election

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and raspberries (Oct. 25)

Editorial: Thank a candidate

Eugene Area

Oxycontin settled doesn't make up for the harm

Guest View: Time to shutter Shutter and Warner

Medford Area

Targeted forest management can reduce wildfire risk

Jackson County Commissioner: Dave Dotterrer

Housing law from 2019 makes us less safe

Klamath Falls Area

Trainor: Vote like normal, but expect a different Election Day

Gailis: Smoking kills more people than COVID-19 every year



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