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2.25.2021: Forecast: Oregon economists predict $571 million ‘kicker’ tax rebate; ID theft targeting Oregon jobless claims increased tenfold last year; state won’t say how much it lost; To retain teachers of color, an Oregon bill takes aim at schools’ ‘fir

Thursday, February 25, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon’s House Speaker pushes bill to prohibit police from charging interfering with officer if person passively resists cop’s order

Forecast: Oregon economists predict $571 million ‘kicker’ tax rebate

ID theft targeting Oregon jobless claims increased tenfold last year; state won’t say how much it lost

To retain teachers of color, an Oregon bill takes aim at schools’ ‘first in, last out’ layoff policies

Oregon received more than $1.7 billion from Congress’ December relief bill, but exact figure is unclear

State tax collections go up despite persistent unemployment

Cap and Trade Opponents’ Office Windows Broken

Bovine manure tax credit encounters opposition

Nearly all students could return by spring, says Gov. Brown

Oregon COVID-19 News

Oregon lifts ban on concession sales at movie theaters in most counties

Oregon reports 32 new deaths, 437 new COVID-19 cases

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

COVID vaccine appointments to be canceled, rescheduled, for two days at Oregon Convention Center

16 Oregon counties, including 2 in Portland area, improve their risk levels

TriMet appoints interim general manager

Tri-county agency head to discuss Metro's expanding role

Questions About the Footprint of the I-5 Rose Quarter Project Intensify

Northern Oregon Coast

Another restaurant on Oregon coast fined over COVID-19 restrictions

Salem Area

Oregon mountain passes to see 15 to 36 inches of snow

Gov. Brown supports Salem-Keizer hybrid opening

Which restaurants are reopening for indoor dining?

5,400 PGE customers without power in Willamette Valley

Central/Eastern Oregon

Hermiston plans airport upgrade

Utility rates to increase by 2.15%

Court arguments heard over controversial transmission line

Umatilla County to move out of extreme risk category

Albany/Corvallis Area

Washington man charged by federal authorities in fraud scheme involving Albany seed packing plant

Group asks for immediate GAPS opening

Philomath welcomes students back

Sweet Home mourns loss of community leader Tim McQueary

Homeless board battles through lengthy draft of recommendations

Eugene Area

Oregon pitches dates for Hayward Field opener

Coquille tribe opening medical clinic for Indigenous people

Roseburg Area

Oregon justice department fines Roseburg Days Inn $31K for price gouging during Archie Creek Fire

Former Roseburg UPS driver pleads guilty to I-5 shootings

Chickens in, roosters out in new Roseburg City Council animal code

Douglas County goes into extreme risk category Friday

Medford Area

Medford Cruise will return this year

Ripple Effect : local students facing potentially dangerous mental health challenges

Vaccine signup info on county website

Pacific Power completes restoring power; crews to help PGE

PPE distribution event returning to The Expo

Controlled burn planned near Horn Gap

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath Falls businesses inspected, fined by Oregon OSHA

Klamath County reports 1 death, 6 new cases of COVID-19

Klamath COVID update: Feb. 24

Chiloquin schoolyard project seeks community support

Bed tax hike to lead May ballot

Sanchez: Five tips for pruning like a pro

Vaccinations available for 70-and-older at Sky Lakes

National Covid-19 News

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine is effective, new data says. That clears the way for FDA authorization and more vaccine options

US hits game-changing moment in COVID-19 fight

National News

Oregon leads U.S. in armed militia interest, is breeding ground for ‘FEMA concentration camps’ conspiracy theory: report

Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House

Biden reverses Trump actions on visas, architecture, cities

Class action lawsuits filed against auto insurers in Nevada over pandemic rates

Business News

Fry’s Electronics pulls the plug

Biden will order review of US supply chains for semiconductors and other critical goods

Gun sales in Oregon shoot up during COVID-19 pandemic, ‘all the riots’

Did a restaurant close in your rural community? Tell us.

Environment / Energy News

Pacific Power completes restoring power; crews to help PGE


Portland Area

Opinion: Don’t cut CARES Act lifeline to small businesses

Opinion: DAs’ defense of Measure 11 serves prosecutors, not justice

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: New museum is something to celebrate

Eugene Area

Guest View: Lane County has an impaired driving problem

Klamath Falls Area

Trash talk: Modernizing recycling in Oregon


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