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12.4.2020: Proponents of Oregon’s drug decriminalization measure blast Gov. Kate Brown’s proposal to delay treatment funding; Oregon wants to buy motels to house the homeless, including people displaced by wildfires, but applications slow to arrive; Orego

Friday, December 04, 2020

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Oregon Political News 

Proponents of Oregon’s drug decriminalization measure blast Gov. Kate Brown’s proposal to delay treatment funding

Oregon wants to buy motels to house the homeless, including people displaced by wildfires, but applications slow to arrive

Oregon certifies results of 2020 general election

Chief U.S. District Judge in Oregon Says COVID-19 Vaccine “Will Improve Access to Justice” for Criminal Defendants

We Asked Rep. Janelle Bynum How the Oregon House Would Be Different Under Her Leadership

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 1,151 new cases, 21 more deaths

Ombudsman implores Gov. Kate Brown to end coronavirus outbreaks in long-term care facilities

Oregon’s coronavirus risk levels explained: why it’s more complicated than you thought

What you can and can’t do as Oregon moves today from coronavirus ‘freeze’ to tiered risk restrictions

18th inmate with COVID-19 dies

'Extreme Risk' rating for virus infections hits most of Oregon

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Travis Stovall declared winner of Gresham’s tight mayoral race

Providence Portland shifts more than 100 beds to COVID care, postpones surgeries, as leaders warn ‘much more will be demanded of us’

Clackamas County gets ready to regulate short-term rentals

Portland Tech Executives Talk About Decreasing the $4 Trillion Racial Equity Gap

Portland Motels Are Surviving With Contracts to Shelter the Houseless Each Night

Salem Area

Air quality could be bad through Saturday

Central/Eastern Oregon

Schools maintain operations through outbreaks

Umatilla County commissioners approve COVID-19 relief funds, election results

Umatilla National Forest plans for repairs on Forest Service Road 54

Albany/Corvallis Area

State adds more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases, 28 in Benton, 29 in Linn

Sweet Home council wrestles with homeless shelter issue

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Thursday: Lane County's death toll hits 51

Eugene court announces changes as COVID-19 framework begins

Air stagnation leads to Lane County air quality advisory

Eugene police chief responds to public criticism after officer shoots allegedly armed suspect

Roseburg Area

Nearly $1.5 million in federal grants available to Douglas County businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Douglas County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases

Roseburg Forest Products adds two new members to its board

Curry Manor Memory Care and Forest Hill Assisted Living see large COVID-19 increases, according to weekly report

Winston Middle Schools student tests positive for COVID-19

Unlucky 13 test positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours, and three more presumed positive

Medford Area

Vigil for Aidan Ellison calls for white allies to step up

Another Jackson County resident dies from COVID-19

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 50 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Klamath Tribes see rising COVID-19 cases

Sky Lakes opens larger COVID-19 isolation units

Klamath COVID update: Dec. 3

Southern Oregon Coast

Coquille School District closes some classes following COVID cases

State grant program re-opens Thursday

Reedsport responding to water line break

International News

Biden says China must play by 'international norms'

Senate to vote next week on blocking Trump's UAE arms sale

Compromise defense bill offers rebuke of Trump's Germany drawdown

National Covid-19 News

Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton volunteer for on-camera COVID vaccinations

Harris: 'Of course I will' take COVID-19 vaccine

National News

Biden backs $900B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill

National Election/Transition News

Trump aide banned from Justice Department after trying to get sensitive election intel: Report

Biden, Harris pledge to keep politics out of DOJ\

Wisconsin Supreme Court turns away Trump election lawsuit

Biden asked Fauci to serve as chief medical adviser

Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to halt GOP defeat in election lawsuit

Trump campaign, RNC announce $200 million post-election fundraising haul

Wildfires

Forest Service begins making biochar at wildfire recovery site

Anatomy of a forest project: Why planning to prevent massive wildfires takes years

Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

This land is our land: Hawks are more than targets

Our view: What should Oregon do to prepare for the next pandemic?

Eugene Area

A racial and economic reckoning, will we embrace it?

Goldberg: On pandemic schooling

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