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2.26.2021: Oregon Senate Republicans walk out for 3rd straight year, citing governor’s COVID-19 restrictions; Bill allowing gun bans in public buildings advances in Oregon; Stimulus payments will increase tax bill for nearly 900,000 Oregonians – lawmakers

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Oregon Political News

Oregon Senate Republicans walk out for 3rd straight year, citing governor’s COVID-19 restrictions

Bill allowing gun bans in public buildings advances in Oregon

Stimulus payments will increase tax bill for nearly 900,000 Oregonians – lawmakers consider a fix

Gov. Brown extends COVID-19 state of emergency until May

Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis

Bill would allow workers to enforce Oregon labor regulations

Oregon COVID-19 News

Whether the Pandemic Goes Out With a Bang or a Whimper Depends on Whether Oregon Can Outrace the Virus Variants

COVID-19 Cases Have Fallen for Three Straight Weeks, and by 35% Last Week Alone

State adds 553 COVID-19 cases

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Providence Cancer Institute announces $2M endowed chair

Portland City Commissioner axes Southwest Portland neighborhood coalition

PGE pledges $75K in assistance to Clackamas County…

Clackamas board votes 3-2 in support of sheriff's levy

Central/Eastern Oregon

Environmental groups sue to overturn last-minute granting of grazing permit to Hammond Ranches

Q&A with architect of proposal to breach Lower Snake River dams: ‘I’m conservative, and I also value conservation’

CTUIR and Oregon National Guard vaccinate hundreds in two-day effort at Wildhorse Resort & Casino as tribes move toward reopening

Bill would allow more Oregon schools and public buildings to ban guns

Retirement marks end of era for CUJ

HSD announces schedule for return of secondary students

BMCC appoints Green as interim president

Albany/Corvallis Area

OSU added 68 student cases of COVID-19 last week; agencies still unsure how many are listed in Benton County numbers

Albany General adds robot-assisted surgery

Albany starts the work of redefining the HRC

Sweet Home to look for proposed LID cost savings

Eugene Area

Lane County hopes to vaccinate most seniors by April

Lane County reports 2 deaths, 45 cases, 118 vaccinations

Eugene police arrest 26th, 27th people in May 29 riot

Roseburg Area

Two deaths, 27 cases and a longer list of vaccinators in today's COVID-19 report

Debate about Indians mascot continues at Roseburg Public Schools

High schools planning ways to bring the games to the fans

Medford Area

11 inmates quarantined at Jackson County Jail

Views in Jackson County mixed on state COVID-19 rules

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 10 new cases of COVID-19

Klamath COVID update: Feb. 25

Bed tax hike to lead May ballot

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County reports 19th virus death, will stay in extreme category

International News

State Dept says it 'never agreed' to China giving US diplomats COVID-19 anal tests

National Covid-19 News

National News

Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

Republicans push back on Jan. 6 commission weighted with Democrats

Biden will add members to USPS board as delays continue under Trump’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

DeFazio re-introduces Southwestern Oregon Salmon and Watershed Protection Act

Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill

Natural Resource News

Fire, and now ice, batter Oregon's timber industry

Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view: Eliminating student debt might benefit the wealthier the most

Eugene Area

Guest View: A river runs through it

Medford Area

Another piece of the housing puzzle

Klamath Falls Area

Vaccination Q&A: How it works at Sky Lakes clinics

 

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