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12.30.19: How Oregon gains from $1.3 trillion in new federal spending; State agency mentorship helps directors overcome rough patches; Oregon’s 3 biggest environmental stories of 2019 promise to play out in 2020

Monday, December 30, 2019


Oregon Political News

How Oregon gains from $1.3 trillion in new federal spending

State agency mentorship helps directors overcome rough patches

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

Oregon Emergency Communications tax rate will increase in January

No more plastic bags

Oregon Election News

Dozens of Oregon initiatives still have a chance at November 2020 ballot

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Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Home burial in Oregon? Portland expert explains the process

Portland Transportation Director Orders His Agency to Shift Proposed Hotel Loading Zone Off Flanders Street Greenway

Central/Eastern Oregon

Trump signs law to upgrade living conditions for tribes along Columbia River

2019 in review: Top stories of the year in Umatilla, Morrow counties

2010-2019 in review: Decade features eclectic headlines in Umatilla, Morrow counties

Our New Neighbors: New doctor finds right fit in Hermiston

Our New Neighbors: FoodCorps member gets taste of Umatilla

Helping after the holidays

Airbus ends Pendleton testing

Albany/Corvallis Area

Growing pains: Can Albany afford to grow, and what happens if it doesn't?

A process of evaluation: Corvallis council discusses goals, challenges

Eugene Area

Local companies are milking the dairy alternative trend

Shaping solutions: Local influencers share their 2020 game plans

Roseburg Area

Umpqua Community College graduates say they were not informed program ended national accreditation

Top 10 stories from The News-Review in 2019

Roseburg schools to start before Labor Day in 2020

FX420 dispensary fined for violations

George Fox signs on to bring medical education to Douglas County

Working to make a difference in the world

Blue Zones Project-Umpqua having an impact in Douglas County

Medford Area

Ashland alums, greater community, turn out for the benefit of Mr. Otte

Klamath Falls Area

Oregon fines Organic Valley $26K for dumping milk into river

Crater Lake entry fees to increase by $5 Jan. 1

California board seeks more feedback on dam removal

Revenue of $1.6 million goes to Klamath County from state forests

Yurok Tribe files suit against Reclamation

International News

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea's security

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

National News

John Lewis, Georgia congressman and civil rights leader, says he has advanced pancreatic cancer

Who’s responsible for bringing unemployment down: Obama or Trump?

Impeachment News

Democrats worry impeachment acquittal will embolden Trump

National Opinion

Bret Stephens: This Decade of Disillusion

David Leonhardt: What About Centrist Bias?

The case against socialism

National Election News/Opinion

U.S. Secretary of State Jeff Merkley? Maybe So, If Bernie Sanders Wins.

Left presses 2020 Democrats to retake the courts from Trump

Business News

Part 1 of 2: Truck crashes slightly declining across Oregon as inspectors aim to teach, not punish

Part 2 of 2: Truck inspections crucial to ODOT’s ‘vision zero’

Natural Resource News

West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation ‘home run’

Pacific Northwest volcano is forecast to erupt within 4 years (but it isn't in the Cascades)

Court orders EPA to write temperature control plans for Columbia, Snake


Portland Area

OregonLive comments: Questions and answers about our decision to eliminate them

Editorial Agenda 2019: Mixed successes, mixed messages on criminal justice reform, Portland governance

Opinion: Universal preschool works for everyone

Opinion: Portland should end its war on cars

Central/Eastern Oregon

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

From the tractor seat | Traditions are what bind us together

Our view | Third time a charm for Blue Mountains plan?

Albany/Corvallis Area

Roses and Raspberries for Dec. 29

Commentary: Women are behind the most successful uprisings of 2019. Here's why

Eugene Area

Guest View: Supporting the CROWN Act

Our View: Make addiction and mental health treatment a priority

Guest View: Beyer must step up on transportation

Medford Area

We Must Talk

Obstruction, litigation contribute to forest gridlock

Southern Oregon Coast

Cares about the Constitution


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