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4.2.2020: Oregon legislature special session on hold for now; Oregonians' financial worries spread alongside coronavirus; Gov. Kate Brown asks for federal support to mobilize up to 1,250 members of the Oregon National Guard

Thursday, April 02, 2020


Oregon Political News

Oregon legislature special session on hold for now

Oregonians' financial worries spread alongside coronavirus

Gov. Kate Brown asks for federal support to mobilize up to 1,250 members of the Oregon National Guard

James A. Redden, longtime federal judge and Oregon politician, dies at age 91

Group files five forgery lawsuits against unions; two in Oregon

Oregon projected to lose a quarter-million jobs in economic contraction

In Oregon, forestry, environmental interests reaffirm commitment to landmark deal

Why insurers won't cover businesses' coronavirus losses

Oregon newspapers stop printing, cut jobs and hours amid coronavirus crisis

Oregon COVID-19 News

‘Strong evidence’ seen that Oregon’s coronavirus restrictions are working

World’s oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday

Coronavirus in Oregon: 1 new death and a total of 737 known cases

Coronavirus hospitalizations double in six days at Providence, nearly triple at Legacy Health

Coronavirus in Oregon (April 1): Thousands who lost jobs, business face uncertainty over rent

Survey: Oregonians stressed by COVID-19

Hood River Distillers Is Sending Thousands of Gallons of Sanitizer to First Responders

Survey shows younger Oregonians more worried about COVID-19 than older Oregonians

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Hotel demand in Portland down roughly 80 percent amid coronavirus outbreak

Portland officials call for waiving rent, mortgage payments due to coronavirus

Tourism drop forces Travel Portland to cut staff

The Nines Lays Off More Than 300 Employees Amid Cratering Hotel Market

Salem Area

Updates: 10 new COVID-19 cases in Marion County

Firearm purchases grow amid coronavirus

Marion County will give $5,000 grants to businesses

Central/Eastern Oregon

Ranchers can apply for grazing allotments Hammonds’ lost

Umatilla County to give emergency relief grants to small businesses

Morrow County announces second COVID-19 case

Small tornado touches down in Southeastern Washington

Umatilla County suspends habeas corpus hearings over coronavirus concerns

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis nursing home confirms three COVID-19 cases

OSU board to meet remotely on Friday

Linn, Benton courts will limit services to stop spread of coronavirus

Eugene Area

Cities, schools and local YMCA collaborate to provide free childcare for all ‘essential’ workers

County Commissioners to buy building for unhoused with COVID-19 symptoms

Roseburg Area

Spring term will be online only for most Umpqua Community College courses

Many school districts will start delivering lunches amid extended closure due to coronavirus

Medford Area

Jackson County recommends people wear masks when they go out

Medford Greenway campers get help to stay put

D6 Express to the rescue

Swanson to become Phoenix city manager again

Klamath Falls Area

Bureau of Reclamation issues new three-year plan for Klamath River

Klamath Museum plans native plant sale, walks

Southern Oregon Coast

Safeway takes actions to protect customers, employees

Precautions in place at senior living centers

National Covid-19 News

Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, House Democrats seek $760 billion infrastructure bill, next phase of coronavirus relief

Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following coronavirus guidelines

Coronavirus kills 1,000 in one day in US

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups

Trump resists pressure to declare nationwide stay-at-home order

Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove'

Man accused of derailing train near Navy hospital ship due to fears over coronavirus

Union urges Congress to subsidize health insurance costs for laid-off construction workers

National Opinion

Commentary: Max Brooks Q&A: We've had plans for a crisis like coronavirus for years. Why aren't we using them?

National Election News

Biden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus

Milwaukee mayor says he hopes people don't go to polls during coronavirus pandemic

Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak

National Election Opinion

David Leonhardt: Trump is hurting his own reelection chances


Portland Area

Opinion: Delaying business tax will help save workers’ jobs

Opinion: Get through today but remake tomorrow

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Breaking the silence about opioid epidemic

From the editor's desk | 'Our company is in survival mode'

Albany/Corvallis Area

Commentary: If marijuana is essential during the coronavirus shutdown, why not books?

Editorial: The perils of pumping your own gas

Eugene Area

Our View: Solidarity binds us

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Bad news for bus riders

Medford Area

Pool measure still deserves support

Southern Oregon Coast

The Chamber Minute: Keeping our sense of community



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