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12.27.19: HUD’s Annual Snapshot of Homelessness in America Shows Oregon’s Total Increased By 9.7 Percent Since 2018; Dozens of initiatives still with chance in 2020; Oregon labor leader: young workers increasingly drawn to unions

Friday, December 27, 2019


Oregon Political News

HUD’s Annual Snapshot of Homelessness in America Shows Oregon’s Total Increased By 9.7 Percent Since 2018

Dozens of initiatives still with chance in 2020

Oregon labor leader: young workers increasingly drawn to unions

Oregon’s 3 biggest environmental stories of 2019 promise to play out in 2020

Trainor takes the reins at Oregon AFL-CIO

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News from the Regions


Keeping wildfires at bay

Portland Area

Multnomah County's Preschool for All price? Up to $250 million

Report: Portland police stop using embattled sobering center

The 20 Moments That Made Portland Famous in the Past 10 Years

Portland Police Have Stopped Transporting Intoxicated People to Longtime Sobering Center—Effective Immediately

City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Says She Won’t Vote for An Upcoming Multiple-Unit Building Policy Without Added Tenant Protections

Salem Area

Backyard beekeeping gets boost in Marion County

Central/Eastern Oregon

Pendleton care facility gets giving tree gifts

Our New Neighbors: Researcher from Ghana arrives in Pendleton during Round-Up week

Farmers skeptical about being made 'whole' if dams breached

Christmas food boxes in Milton-Freewater fed 860 people

Albany/Corvallis Area

Changing of the guard: 2020 will see new Albany leaders

Corvallis schools have busy construction schedule in 2020

Benton eyes $7.1M building

Slowing job growth in Albany, Corvallis due to low unemployment

Roseburg Area

Gary Leif sues county for attorney fees from Hansen v. Hartman case

Tough year for Douglas County development board

Top 20 in 20, Part I

Medford Area

Truck inspections crucial to ODOT's 'vision zero'

Klamath Falls Area

Sawmill Trail will connect Link River and Moore Park

Meet the woman behind Harney County's bus system

Southern Oregon Coast

2020 spending bill to include loan interest relief for ground fishing fleet

Top 10 Most Viewed South Coast Beat Stories of 2019

International News

Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

North Korea keeps world on edge with promised 'gift' to US

Germans think Trump is more dangerous to world peace than Kim Jong Un and Putin: survey

National News

California jails use kinder approach to solitary confinement

Action on Owyhee wilderness bill likely in '20

First ads for 2020 census launch in remote Alaskan villages

Impeachment News

GOP Sen. Murkowski ‘disturbed’ by McConnell’s pledge to coordinate with White House on impeachment

Trump lashes out as impeachment trial stuck in limbo

National Opinion

Michelle Goldberg: The tyranny of the 63 million

Almost all elected officials can block people on Twitter

Officials who block people on social media violate the First Amendment

Grappling with state vs. federal licensure in telemedicine

National Election News/Opinion

States are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

Frank Bruni: Pete Buttigieg and the parable of the wine cave

Business News

Les Schwab Tire Centers considering $3 billion sale

Environment / Energy News

Natural Resource News

ESA suit draws in farm groups, 32 states


Portland Area

Opinion: A New Year’s resolution to bring your own bag

Opinion: A couple motivated by kindness

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Congress gets it right on cooperatives

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and raspberries for Dec. 22

Eugene Area

Our View: Yet another tax increase heads to the ballot

In My Opinion: Climate Action Plan 2.0 a good start. Much more needed

Guest View: From the horses’ mouth

Klamath Falls Area

Walmart shaming shows country’s class divide

Southern Oregon Coast

The Christmas truce of 1914: Proof that peace is possible

Federal budget holds good news for rural Oregon

The state's bag ban is annoying, but needed


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