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7.28.2020: Legislative panel will hear from public about police practices; Next Round of Police Reform Bills in the Legislature Could Include Blanket Bans on Chokeholds and Tear Gas; Gov. Kate Brown Promises New Details on Requirements to Reopen Schools

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Legislative panel will hear from public about police practices

Next Round of Police Reform Bills in the Legislature Could Include Blanket Bans on Chokeholds and Tear Gas

Gov. Kate Brown Promises New Details on Requirements to Reopen Schools

Oregonians respond to proposed state budget cuts

Local governments say state is short-changing them on federal funds

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: 340 new cases statewide, record for Multnomah County

Experimental COVID-19 test at UO replaces nasal swab with saliva sample

OHA: No new coronavirus deaths for first time since July 11

Oregon Election News

Rich Vial's long-shot run for secretary of state fails

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Wallowa-Whitman National Forest enacts public use restrictions

Siskiyou County bears brunt of Sunday lightning

Oregon reports 340 COVID-19 cases Monday

Caldwell Fire triples in size, sends smoke across basin

Supplemental fire resources ordered ahead of predicted lightning in Umpqua National Forest

Portland Area

Powell’s Books permanently closes PDX store

Law office of Portland police union attorneys vandalized

Portland protests return for 61st day after weekend of large crowds, clashes with officers

Downtown resident settles with City of Portland over tear gas entering apartment

At Portland protests, Riot Ribs is dissolving completely after threats to group’s safety

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty call for ‘cease fire’ by federal authorities

Portland mayor, leaders of other Democrat-led cities targeted by Trump call for laws restricting use of federal officers

Calls to defund police find little traction in suburbs

Portland Police Association Warns City Council New Police Oversight Proposal Is Illegal

Portland struggles with liberal identity under nation’s gaze

Salem Area

No school resource officers in Salem schools — for now

Teachers, students at Capitol: Don’t reopen schools

Coronavirus: Polk County sees weekly cases nearly double

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County reports more than 100 new cases from over the weekend

Good Shepherd Health Care System announces new CEO

Red Cross needs local wildfire season volunteers

Grants enhance mobility for veterans in rural communities

Construction work closing Tollgate Highway for two days

Albany/Corvallis Area

Cool off with caution: Rivers still swifter, colder than normal

Six new COVID-19 cases for Linn, Benton counties

Linn 4-H/FFA livestock auction tally tops $500,000

Group takes city to LUBA over development

Eugene Area

Eugene city officials denounce weekend violence, destruction

Nonprofit offering at-risk children long-term support comes to Eugene

Roseburg Area

Trailer fire spreads to hillside near Myrtle Creek

Medford Area

SOU switches to remote learning plans

Jackson County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Southern Oregon residents can help scientists track COVID-19

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 2 COVID-19 cases Monday

Southern Oregon Coast

Racers again flock to Coos Bay Speedway

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards Coos County nonprofits

International News

US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

National Covid-19 New

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

White House COVID-19 case underscores persistent threat of virus

National News

GOP proposes cutting coronavirus unemployment benefits from $600 to $200

Trump administration may send additional federal agents to Portland, The Post reports

Republicans unveil stimulus plan. Here's what's in it for small businesses.

White House, Democrats at odds on virus aid but talking

As Congress fights, analysts warn economy needs help now

GOP rolls out $1 trillion coronavirus relief package

GOP coronavirus bill includes $1.75 billion for construction of new FBI building

Senate GOP proposing second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

National Opinion

Editorial of the Baltimore Sun: In Lewis’ honor, pass a new Voting Rights Act

National Election News

Rising diversity is Joe Biden's worry, too

Biden has 10-point lead over Trump: 'It's the virus, stupid'

Business News

Intel’s chief engineer out amid manufacturing crisis

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping


Central/Eastern Oregon

Commentary: Bipartisan wildfire prevention fix deserves praise

Klamath Falls Area

Matson: Use masks indoors, take them off outside


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