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12.3.2020: Up to 70,000 Oregonians stand to lose jobless benefits after Christmas: ‘I’m terrified’; Gov. Kate Brown again loosens criteria for early release from prison due to pandemic; Wife of Oregon gubernatorial candidate dies in Salem

Thursday, December 03, 2020

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Oregon Political News 

Up to 70,000 Oregonians stand to lose jobless benefits after Christmas: ‘I’m terrified’

Gov. Kate Brown again loosens criteria for early release from prison due to pandemic

Wife of Oregon gubernatorial candidate dies in Salem

Oregon COVID-19 News 

COVID-19 outbreak at employment department’s Wilsonville site will slow claims work

Oregon reports 1,244 new cases, double-digit deaths for second straight day

As coronavirus spreads in Oregon, beds still available in county-provided isolation shelters

8 things to know about COVID-19 in Oregon right now

Oregon reports 18 new deaths, 1,244 new cases of COVID-19

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Frustrated Portland business leaders launch group to revive downtown, fault politicians for inaction

Fritz: Southwest Portland's 'Custer Park' will be renamed

CCSO responds to report showing racial disparities in policing

ODOT denies Oregon City's request for Safe Routes funding

Workers Risking the COVID-19 Outbreak at Amazon’s Troutdale Warehouse Signed a Strict Confidentiality Agreement

Salem Area

Police release more details about crash that killed Selma Pierce, former Oregon House candidate

Capitol tradition rolls on, with a new look

Oregon ski areas begin awkward reopening amid COVID-19

Central/Eastern Oregon

City of Umatilla plans to purchase Big River Golf Course

Air stagnation advisory covers much of Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County records 50th death from COVID-19

Albany/Corvallis Area

Albany Christmas tree comes to town

Community comes together for APD toy drive

Eugene Area

Timber Unity funds tool lending library in Blue River

UO unveils Knight Campus with virtual tour

Roseburg Area

Douglas County sees 13 more COVID-19 cases

Distance Learning pain? Physical therapy can help

Medford Area

Jackson County reports two more COVID-19 deaths

Ashland police investigating whether suspected killer should face bias crime charges

Klamath Falls Area

Siskiyou Public Health announce fourth COVID-19 death

OIT president tests positive for COVID-19

Klamath County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Southern Oregon Coast

In face of freeze, some businesses defied orders

Shutter Creek slated for closure in governor's budget proposal

Coast Guard urges winterization of boats across the PNW

National Covid-19 News

US coronavirus hospitalizations surpass 100K for first time

White House warns COVID-19 cases at dire levels, says patient care could be compromised

US aims to distribute vaccines to 100 million by end of February

CDC director: Winter could be 'most difficult time in the public health history of this nation'

Transportation Dept: Preparations in place for 'immediate mass shipment' of COVID-19 vaccines

National News

Biden, top Democrats back nearly $1 trillion bipartisan virus aid bill

Sen. Wyden slams Trump's proposed repeal of Section 230

Despite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill

Krebs describes threats to election officials as 'undermining democracy'

Transportation Department finalizes rule limiting service animals on flights to dogs

National Opinion

Pardon power is essential despite Trump's abuse

Franklin: Public health communication must improve for the COVID vaccine

National Election/Transition News

Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list

National Election Opinion

Trump's grievances feed menacing undertow after the election

Business News

Here's a database with SBA's PPP data that identifies all approved loan amounts

Natural Resource News

Could ocean conditions, not dams, be salmon’s nemesis? BPA-funded study says declines seen even where rivers run free

Opinion

Portland Area

Editorial: Commissioner’s trip to Hawaii a misstep back home

Opinion: Let’s work to revive Oregon and rekindle hope

Opinion: Oregon should let us play sports, too

Albany/Corvallis Area

As I See It: Hyperbole, hypocrisy and lockdowns

Editorial: Our schools must do more to help struggling students

Eugene Area

Editorial: Let's talk about higher wages

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