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11.16.2020: Oregon’s coronavirus ‘freeze’ spares retailers but shutters gyms and dine-in restaurants; Oregon Republicans blast governor’s two-week coronavirus freeze; Courtney nominated for 10th term to lead the Oregon Senate

Monday, November 16, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon Republicans blast governor’s two-week coronavirus freeze

Community college enrollment plunges during pandemic, recession and wildfires

Courtney nominated for 10th term to lead the Oregon Senate

Business organizations oppose Brown's new COVID-19 restrictions

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Oregon fails to test enough residents for coronavirus as need hits all-time high

Here’s where Washington’s new COVID-19 rules are more lenient or strict than Oregon’s

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says large parties could trigger fines or jail time during coronavirus ‘freeze’

Oregon’s coronavirus ‘freeze’ spares retailers but shutters gyms and dine-in restaurants

COVID cases are spiking in the Portland area, surpassing the rest of Oregon as holidays loom

'Robust' Covid relief bill needed for Oregon, other states, Gov. Brown writes

Daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 in Oregon

Oregon has another 1,076 new coronavirus cases

Oregon Election News

Feds concerned about cluster of post-election vandalism targeting government employees, property

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Hospitalizations soar, vacant ICU beds dwindle as virus rages across Portland

Split City Council adjusts budget, spares police

ClackCo Chair-elect defies Brown on Thanksgiving…

Portland Mayor and Multnomah County Chair Applaud Governor’s Four-Week County Freeze

Salem Area

Coronavirus: Marion County reports record cases

How biogas saves Salem money and cuts pollution

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla Electric receives $3 million from USDA

County, city approve enterprise zone agreements for more Umatilla data centers

DOC accepts less-than-ideal offer from community colleges

Oregon put in 'two-week freeze' to slow rapid spread of COVID-19

Free flu shot clinic slated for Weston

NRCS awards five innovation grants in Oregon

Albany/Corvallis Area

EPA making quick work of wildfire hazardous waste cleanup

Despite pandemic, mid-valley residents find a way to honor veterans

Albany continues to have most COVID-19 cases in Linn, Benton counties

Eugene Area

Local schools plan for winter return to buildings

Coronavirus updates Sunday: 31 more cases in Lane County

8 new businesses that have popped up despite COVID-19

Roseburg Area

Douglas County officials: Stay home, save lives

Winchester Elementary School teacher Grace Johnson is learning new ways to teach amid the pandemic

Oakland students make use of new multi-use path, crossing lights near school

Medford Area 

Esports coming to SOU: School to launch minor program, team

Jackson County restores 72% of jobs lost to COVID-19

Sunday nets 39 new cases in Jackson County

Outdated firefighting system confronts new challenges

Since You Asked: Almeda fire complicates greenway firewood removal

33 more Jackson County COVID-19 cases linked to Southern Oregon care homes

Three COVID-19 fatalities linked to Southern Oregon care facilities

Klamath Falls Area

CASA welcomes new advocates

Klamath County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Klamath Basin agencies prep for winter roads

Road projects planned for the week

What a Biden Administration could mean for Klamath water

Southern Oregon Coast

Reedsport COVID cases raise alarm ahead of holidays

Oregon governor increases COVID restrictions

South Coast projects receive Main Street honor

Officials urge caution ahead of king tides, sneaker waves

Season's first storm cuts power for some along South Coast

Bay Area Hospital appoints William Moriarty Chief Medical Information Officer

International News

Biden presents new challenge for Boris Johnson

National Covid-19 News

Washington governor may announce new restrictions

As coronavirus rages, Joe Biden faces tough decisions on national lockdowns

US sees 1M new coronavirus cases in one week

National News

Here are the business sectors expected to thrive, dive under Biden administration

Acting Homeland Security head assumed job unlawfully, didn’t have authority to suspend DACA, federal judge rules

The Memo: Divided Democrats search for common ground

Fears of double-dip recession rise alongside COVID-19 cases

Silicon Valley eager for Biden to reverse Trump visa rules

Software vendor says data breach exposed nearly 28 million Texas driver's license records

National Election News

Donald Trump tweets ‘He won,’ but won’t concede to Biden and plans to continue to try to overturn election result

Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

Top officials: 2020 presidential election most secure in U.S. history

GOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes

Republicans increasingly urge Trump to begin formal transition


Portland Area

Editorial: Amid COVID-19 surge, Oregonians need to pull together again

Opinion: A family divided by politics, but united on fighting climate change

Salem Area

The cherry on top: executive order harms ag workers

Last call? Tax could muddle beverage industry

A means for peaceful revolution

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: Focusing on smart and targeted partnerships

Other views: Multi-family housing builds strong communities

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

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and raspberries (Nov. 15)

Editorial: Albany's new mayor-elect an inspiration for youth of color

Eugene Area

Guest View: Garrett loved and changed Eugene

Editorial: Celebrate democracy, not sow division  

Guest View: Debunking myths about hospice care

Roseburg Area

Bickering about ballots keeps hurting our nation

Medford Area

Firefighting must be a state priority

FEMA promises recovery help for the long haul

State must protect migratory habitat

Klamath Falls Area

Riker: Education, involvement the key to reclaiming American greatness

Diemont: FEMA promises help for the long haul

Southern Oregon Coast

Welcome home to Coos Bay


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