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3.1.2021: State’s novel relief fund for Black Oregonians provided help to thousands even as it faced legal challenge: ‘It saved my life’; Oregon voters want to limit money in politics, but lawmakers might not get there this session; Stimulus payments coul

Monday, March 01, 2021


Oregon Political News

State’s novel relief fund for Black Oregonians provided help to thousands even as it faced legal challenge: ‘It saved my life’

Oregon voters want to limit money in politics, but lawmakers might not get there this session

Stimulus payments could mean a higher tax bill

Oregon COVID-19 News

COVID-19′s disparate toll on Oregon, one year later

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 292 new cases on anniversary of Oregon’s 1st

COVID vaccine appointments open to Oregonians 65 and older Monday: Tips and troubleshooting

Governor: All Oregon Adults Could Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by July 1

Coronavirus: 455 new cases, 2 new deaths

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Windows smashed, 'pepper out' at downtown Portland protest

As COVID-19 Lockdowns Crushed Restaurants, Portland Chefs Returned to the Carts

Portland City Council Will Consider Waiving Design Review for Pioneer Place Security Gates

Salem Area

Rogue Ales & Spirits Is Indefinitely Closing Its Independence Farms Tasting Room

Coronavirus: Salem Library expanding services

Oregon Department of Corrections announces new superintendent for TRCI

Umatilla County to see massive increase in vaccine supply; ranks among the lowest in Oregon for vaccination rates

Central/Eastern Oregon

New administration rescinds grazing permit for Hammond Ranches a day after environmental groups file lawsuit

Oregon legislator’s firm reaps thousands, produces ‘unacceptable’ grant application

Cattlemen raise questions about wild and scenic river bill

Albany/Corvallis Area

Is there hope for HOPE? Benton County group fights homelessness battle

South Corvallis motel to be repurposed for homeless

Eugene Area

One year later, the 'new normal' is just everyday life

On the agenda: Councilor vacancy, banning Styrofoam

Lane County buys hotel to house wildfire survivors

Coronavirus updates Friday: County reports 37 new cases

Lane County hopes to vaccinate most seniors by April

UO faculty, others support decision to reallocate student ticket funding

Roseburg Area

Glide School District appreciates officer Brian O'Dell and the positive impact of the contract with the Roseburg Police Department

Young entrepreneurs interested in agricultural can apply for grant with Douglas County Farm Bureau

25 new cases and another death from COVID-19 reported Thursday

Overcharging during fire will cost Roseburg hotel $31,000

Medford Area

Parting is such sweet sorrow

First-responders get frigid, raise thousands for Special Olympics

A question of security

Jackson County at 112 coronavirus deaths

Trees cut after Almeda fire will be put to use

Two donors sue CSL Plasma over staph infections

Klamath Falls Area

Court upholds Klamath Tribes' water rights, irrigators plan to challenge

Superintendent finalists share priorities, passion in virtual forum

Winter no respite from water worries

Outdoor school receives $25,000 grant

Klamath County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

Southern Oregon Coast

Pool issue will go to NB voters in May

Coast Earthquake: Small tremor west of Coos Bay

Resort, SWOCC partner in scholarship event

Fiber company expands in Coos Bay, North Bend, Coquille

National Covid-19 News

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine endorsed by FDA advisory committee

National News

House passes $1.9T stimulus plan; Oregon Democrat Kurt Schrader 1 of 2 crossing party lines

Ted Cruz cracks Cancun joke, mocks AOC

Sen. Wyden pitches ‘plan B’ for federal minimum wage increase

Five takeaways from CPAC 2021

Environment / Energy News

Why Don’t We Put Our Electric Lines Underground?


Did Forest Service botch battle with Beachie Creek Fire?


Portland Area

Opinion: Charting the path forward for ending our chronic homeless crisis

Could Measure 11′s mandatory prison sentences disappear?

Editorial: End the vaccine ‘Hunger Games’ for seniors

Salem Area

Bring back timber severance tax in Oregon

Oregonians must prepare for the unexpected

Central/Eastern Oregon

Writer’s notebook: The preciousness of the ordinary

A slice of life: The future of our climate, and our world, is up to us

Other views: Insolvency is at BMCC's doorstep

Other views: Act will protect more Oregon rivers and streams

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

Commentary: Cultivating a farm state of mind about mental health

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and Raspberries (Feb. 28)

Eugene Area

NW Natural is gaslighting Oregonians

The misguided spotted owl shell game

City is wrong: replant Spencer Butte fir

Guest View: A river runs through it

Medford Area

Changes afoot for the newspaper

Ordinance would criminalize homelessness

Providence is treating its nurses unfairly

Klamath Falls Area

Ayala: Pandemic has increased child neglect; foster system needs support


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