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12.2.2020: Gov. Brown to implement coronavirus restrictions for 25 ‘extreme risk’ counties; Oregon Gov. Kate Brown lays out $25.6 billion budget plan; Brown state budget proposal relies on help from Congress

Wednesday, December 02, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Gov. Brown to implement coronavirus restrictions for 25 ‘extreme risk’ counties

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown lays out $25.6 billion budget plan

Gov. Brown seeks $146m to fix Oregon Employment Department’s computers, adopt new family leave program

Gov. Kate Brown proposes closing 3 minimum-security prisons for $44 million savings a year

Billion-dollar baby: Oregon cannabis sales hit the magic number for the first time

Beer, wine tax increase absent from Gov. Brown's proposal to close $718M OHA budget gap

Oregonians for Food & Shelter hires new executive director

Brown state budget proposal relies on help from Congress

Extended benefits reduced based on Oregon’s falling unemployment rate

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Oregon reports 1,233 coronavirus cases, record 24 deaths as state hits ‘grim milestone’

Oregon sets new state record for reported coronavirus deaths

Oregon Latinx Leadership Network forms to fight COVID-19

First vaccinations coming to Oregon in mid-December

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

City Council to appoint commission that could upend Portland’s odd form of government

Four East Portland Democrats vie for appointment to Shemia Fagan’s Senate seat

Portland may allow mass homeless shelters in all city zones

Clackamas County remains at 'extreme risk' for COVID-19

Portland's Harbor Superfund cleanup funding grows

Salem Area

Selma Pierce dies after being struck in West Salem

Salem-Keizer sports pause extended

Silverton firefighters exposed to COVID-19

Coronavirus: Seven deaths in Marion and Polk

Are Salem police treating protesters equally?

Central/Eastern Oregon

Hermiston offers city parking lots for restaurants to serve outdoor diners

EOU goes 'test-blind' to benefit incoming students

Lab confirms same strain infected sheep in both of county’s herds

Willow Creek Reservoir recreational use health advisory lifted

Brown announces updates to county risk levels

Albany/Corvallis Area

Nyquist asks state to consider $1 billion in business aid

Benton County, Casa Latinos Unidos to host COVID-19 testing event in Monroe

Eugene Area

Lane 'freeze' thaws into 'extreme risk' framework

Planner: Four education boards to meet this week

Answers to your COVID-19 questions

Coronavirus updates Monday: Lane County reports 44 new cases; Washington launches notification app

Pandemic impact on city budgets comes into focus

Roseburg Area

Case numbers drop in Douglas County, but still not considered safe to be in school by state

Another death reported, COVID-19 test positivity increases while overall case numbers drop

Medford Area

Ashland police investigating if suspected killer should face bias crime charges

Hospitals warn they may have to ration care

Local farm workers get housing help after Almeda fire

Harley dealer ready to roar back

Rescue Ranch rescued over 500 dogs this year

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 1 death, 38 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

COVID-19 cases jump in Siskiyou County

Siskiyou Public Health reports third COVID-19 death

Sky Lakes staff, county commissioners talk pandemic response

Southern Oregon Coast

Devereux Center to turn donated building into adult foster care

Businesses celebrate “shopping small” during rough year

International News

Federal judge strikes down Trump administration rules restricting visas for skilled workers

Canada not ready to lift border restrictions with US as COVID-19 spikes

National Covid-19 News

1st COVID-19 vaccines will go to health care workers, nursing homes, CDC panel says

National News

Justice Department probes possible ‘bribery conspiracy’ for presidential pardon

Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield

Pressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal

Virginia rep: Metro service cuts would be 'catastrophe'

National Election/Transition News

No evidence of fraud that would change election outcome, Attorney General William Barr says

Barr breaks with Trump on claims of fraud

Trump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks

Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge

Biden elevates Economic Advisers chair to Cabinet

Trump campaign lawyer: Krebs should be 'shot' for rejecting president's election claims


Oregon senators introduce bill to stop power line fires

Oregon proposing to salvage log 3,600 acres


Central/Eastern Oregon

Homegrown: Will 2020 change us for the better?

A slice of life: The search for a giraffe-necked weevil

Our view: Don't hide a tire tax

Eugene Area

On World AIDS Day, remembering another pandemic

Senior: Happiness won't save you


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