News and Opinion

2.13.2020: Oregon's revenue picture improves, fueling heightened expectations for 2020 session; Oregon's cap and trade fuel map getting redrawn again; Super wealthy dead people to help trim Oregon’s PERS deficit

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Oregon Political News

Oregon's revenue picture improves, fueling heightened expectations for 2020 session

Oregon's cap and trade fuel map getting redrawn again

Super wealthy dead people to help trim Oregon’s PERS deficit

Bill giving records advocate independence heads to vote

Why one bill seeks to put more state troopers on Oregon's highways

Legislature week 2: What’s still moving, what’s been spiked

SOS wrongly rejected environmental initiatives

Oregon’s economy stable, but job growth slowing

Forestry department requests emergency cash infusion

Oregon may create Towing Board to take complaints, punish predatory tow companies

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

This link takes you directly to Oregon Legislative Press Releases

News from the Regions

Portland Area

32 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now

Piper Crowell Swooshes Into the Mayor’s Race: “My Approach Would Produce a Different Result”

Oregon Governor Calls for Investigation into West Linn Police Department After Explosive Oregonian Article

Salem Area

Mayor talks homelessness during State of City

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla River Flooding | Police increase presence to protect from looters

Grants go to boost tourism in west Umatilla County

Roseburg Area

Public records request yields information about former Roseburg VA Emergency Department

Leif settles with county over attorneys fees

Changes could be coming to school lunches if new USDA rules are approved

Klamath Falls Area

Chiloquin Elementary to temporarily close due to illness

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos Bay crime has decreased since 2017's high statistics

Coquille High School students help plant over 1,000 trees

Oregon Department of Transportation almost finished with roadwork after delays

International News

China replaces top official in Wuhan amid a slew of new leadership appointments in the epicenter of a viral outbreak

United extends ban on flights to China, Hong Kong

National News

Barr ensnared in Roger Stone firestorm

Cuomo to offer Trump access to Trusted Traveler applicant data in exchange for access to Global Entry

National Opinion

Commentary: Here's what happens to the asylum seekers we turn away

National Election News

Today’s chat: After New Hampshire, Iowa, who do you consider to be the Democratic front-runner?

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Democrats seek path through diverse states after Iowa and NH

Biden assures supporters the primary is still 'wide open' in lengthy phone call: report

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns

National Election Opinion

Commentary: Bernie Sanders may have won the New Hampshire primary, but moderates had the best night

Business News

Oregon wine industry sees leadership shuffle to begin 2020


Portland Area

Sources: Peterson supports strong 'caps' over rebuilt I-5 freeway

Central/Eastern Oregon

Hughes | Will rally sway lawmakers?

Our view | Do away with unfair license suspensions

Eugene Area

Our View: Four bills that deserve passage

Guest View: The fight against ‘Transit Tomorrow’

Our View: Valentine’s Day highlights a chocolate quandary

Southern Oregon Coast

America’s greatest advantage is its system of governance



Copyright © 2020 All Rights Reserved. John Watt Associates