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4.6.2020: Oregon healthcare workers seek limited legal immunity in coronavirus fight; Cautious optimism expressed about Oregon's readiness for coronavirus surge; This Oregon county’s coronavirus test rate tops the state, among highest per capita in countr

Monday, April 06, 2020


Oregon Political News

Oregon healthcare workers seek limited legal immunity in coronavirus fight

Cautious optimism expressed about Oregon's readiness for coronavirus surge

Oregon COVID-19 News

This Oregon county’s coronavirus test rate tops the state, among highest per capita in country

Oregon sends 140 ventilators to New York; Gov. Kate Brown: ‘We are all in this together’

Oregon COVID-19 deaths reach 27

Madras distiller goes from whiskey to sanitizer

Family crafts protective face shields for medical workers

Oregon officials: Wear cloth face mask when out in public

Q&A: Can my business stay open? Am I protected?

Agencies ‘wasted’ months before pandemic preparation

OHA stops providing certain data about hospitalizations and hospital capacity because it doesn't trust the data

Virus might spread much farther than 6 feet in the air; CDC says wear a mask in public

Coronavirus is closing day cares; child care providers worry they may never reopen

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Final EIS released for Tri-State Fuel Breaks plan

Portland Area

Coronavirus devastates Portland economy -- especially for homeless people and those on the brink of it

Portland officials cut more than 950 city jobs, face potential $100 million budget hit due to coronavirus

Coronavirus in Oregon: TriMet says it will hand out masks to bus drivers, front-line staff

E-scooter companies ditch Portland, ridership plummets amid coronavirus pandemic

Philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer dies at age 91

Rose Quarter project swerves past further study, gets $129M

Portland may borrow $100 million to fight COVID-19

Health Officials in Three Portland-Area Counties Now Recommend Face Coverings While in Public

Icon Goes Dim: Timberline Lodge Lays Off 471 Employees Because of the Coronavirus

Central/Eastern Oregon

Kayak Public Transit closure extended to April 11

Flood recovery is still a work in progress

Wallowa County landowners battle an invasion: junipers

Cattle Barons Weekend canceled

In Eastern Oregon, coronavirus prompts hospital cutbacks

Districts get a running start on distance learning

Local political candidates adjust campaigns due to COVID-19

Popular multi-sport racing event in Bend canceled

Albany/Corvallis Area

Council to take up 2nd Amendment sanctuary city resolution

Thank you, drive through, amen; Lebanon church offers unusual Palm Sunday service due to coronavirus

Highway 20: Group looks to boost interests in the venerable route

Corvallis School Board to meet Thursday

Eugene Area

Western Innovator: Entrepreneur finds niche in ag technology

Housing, homelessness, environment and the pandemic: Eugene and Springfield mayoral candidates weigh in

Candidates for Eugene mayor

Roseburg Area

Seven Feathers furloughs more than 500 workers

Roseburg, Glendale school bond levies remain on May ballot

Medford Area

Rogue Valley doctors: stop smoking

No COVID-19 cases reported at Jackson County Jail

Asante says it will protect employee pay during pandemic

Local unemployment skyrockets

SOU prepares to teach at a distance

Southern Oregon Goodwill offers virtual job search services

Britt Fest postpones several concerts due to coronavirus

Klamath Falls Area

BLM releases draft plan for Great Basin sagebrush communities

Reclamation seeks public input on proposed Klamath Project interim operations

Pacific Power Foundation supports community organizations responding to COVID-19

Klamath Falls, County team up to help restaurants

Kingsley Field airman has COVID-19

Furloughs for Jeld-Wen, but no layoffs at this time

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos Health and Wellness shifts operations for COVID-19

Lakeside passes resolution to limit tourism during COVID-19 outbreak

South Coast Head Start finds ways to keep students learning amid coronavirus pandemic

International News

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

Momentum grows to change medical supply chain from China

National Covid-19 News

Surgeon general: Week ahead will be ‘hardest, saddest’ of most Americans’ lives as coronavirus deaths mount

Oregon, other states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

White House to start giving coronavirus tests to anyone expected to be near Trump, Pence

3M fires back at Trump over order to produce more face masks

Washington state returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

Panic-buying for coronavirus affects diabetes patients: They can't find rubbing alcohol

Feds send ventilators to coronavirus hot spots around country

Fauci says it's likely coronavirus will be seasonal

Coral Princess cruise ship with cases of coronavirus docks in Miami

Transportation Dept. warns airlines they must refund passengers on flights canceled over coronavirus

National Opinion

Charles M. Blow: The racial time bomb in the COVID-19 crisis

Don Kahle: Fear itself redux

Nicholas Kristof: We’re betraying our doctors and nurses

National Election

Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis

Poll: Independents evenly split on party favorability

Business News

Boeing extends Washington production shutdown


Portland Area

Opinion: How Oregon should confront its coronavirus budget crisis

Opinion: Time to show we’re here together on homelessness measure

Editorial: Title or not, Ducks women’s basketball team champions for us all

Opinion: Oregon response to flu in 1918 offers insights for coronavirus fight in 2020

COVID-19 and the comic community: Steve Duin column

Salem Area

Golden Rule especially needed now | Guest Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

From sunup to sundown | We’re all just a little bit closer to 'home' than we were yesterday

From the publisher | Inevitable change coming to newspaper service

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

Smith | Economic stimulus information for small business owners

Our view | $24 billion PERS liability will make recovery more challenging

Albany/Corvallis Area

Commentary: Let's have paid staycations instead of unemployment

Commentary: Taking care of ourselves and each other during coronavirus

Commentary: The rationing of human worth

Editorial: ‘Good Words’ lets mid-valley share feel-good letters

Editorial: The perils of pumping your own gas

Eugene Area

Our View: Slow down and open up the process

Our View: Don’t give athletes another year

Guest View: We are the front-line defense

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Explaining the landmark CARES Act

Medford Area

Social distancing is working. Keep it up

Timber sale increases fire risk, reduces climate resilience and harms recreation

What we need to do to get out of this epidemic

Klamath Falls Area

KCC Foundation launches student emergency fund

Southern Oregon Coast

Digital inequality a festering problem


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