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7.29.2020: Oregon students may not return to classrooms if state sees surge in coronavirus infections, Kate Brown says; State, county officials commit to proposals aimed at justice for Black Oregonians; Reimagine Oregon Project announces plan to dismantle

Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon students may not return to classrooms if state sees surge in coronavirus infections, Kate Brown says

State, county officials commit to proposals aimed at justice for Black Oregonians

Reimagine Oregon Project announces plan to dismantle systemic racism in Oregon

Oregon Governor: Counties must lower COVID-19 case numbers to allow in school learning

Business leadership: Full recovery by 2024, maybe

Source: U.S., Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland

Oregon COVID-19 News

State officials reported Hermiston man as Oregon’s 226th coronavirus death. His family says they’re wrong

Oregon sees record-high 14 deaths from virus on Tuesday, including 21 year old man from Yamhill County

With 14 New COVID Deaths in a Day, Oregon’s Toll Reaches 303 People Killed

Seeking COVID-19 escape, Oregon’s outdoors crowded at unprecedented level

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Fire teams attack six wildfires in Central Cascades, close 5 trails around Mount Jefferson

Portland Area

Many Portland-area students won’t see the inside of a classroom until at least November

Portland issues ‘maximum fine’ on feds for unpermitted fence outside courthouse; bill is $192,000 ‘and counting’

Nike closes childcare facilities for employees’ children

Nike scraps plan for Arizona factory

Mayor Ted Wheeler: I hear you, Portland

Portland Public Schools Will Hold Online Only Classes Through At Least Nov. 5

Northern Oregon Coast

Water warning issued for Lincoln City’s D River Beach

Salem Area

Salem-Keizer to start year with distance learning

Teachers, students at Capitol: Don’t reopen schools

Protests in Dallas continue despite push back

No school resource officers in Salem schools — for now

Central/Eastern Oregon

Historic lookout burns down in Three Sisters Wilderness

Three more COVID-19 deaths announced in Umatilla County

Thermal hopscotch: How Columbia River salmon are adapting to climate change

Crowdfunding campaign places Black Lives Matter billboard in Pendleton

Door to door testing will take 7-10 days for results

Final plans approved to pipe canals at two irrigation districts

Albany/Corvallis Area

Six new COVID-19 cases for Linn, Benton counties

Darrin Lane is new county administrative officer

State announces COVID-19 metrics for school openings

Eugene Area

EUG Parade goes virtual this year due to pandemic

Roseburg Area

Gov. Kate Brown recall effort gathers steam in Douglas County

Douglas County records one new positive COVID-19 case

Medford Area

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor pinned by the neck, chained to floor grate by Jackson County deputies, lawsuit says

Habitat for Humanity wants your spare change

St. Vincent reopens after COVID-19 scare

ScienceWorks switches to weekend-only schedule

Jackson County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Klamath Falls Area

Airport lands $4.3 million grant for infrastructure upgrades

Klamath County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Poor air quality a health concern in Klamath Fallls

Blood donors needed amid pandemic

Eternal Hills legal battle far from over despite auction to settle ownership

Majority of Klamath County Fairgrounds employees laid off

Southern Oregon Coast

Pandemic picks up in Coos County

International News

Group says China hackers infiltrated Vatican ahead of expected talks

National News

In coronavirus aid debate, Democrats and Republicans are $2 trillion apart

Barr: Portland protests 'an assault on U.S. government'

VHA gives notification of compromised veteran personal information

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Republican senators revolt over coronavirus proposal

McConnell wants FBI money out of coronavirus bill

Airline trade union says air travel won't recover before 2024

National Opinion

Stephens: The two China fires

Dowd: AOC and the Jurassic Jerks

National Election News

Twitter suspends Trump Jr. for false posts about coronavirus

Biden: I'll have a running mate picked next week


Central/Eastern Oregon

Another mile | Serving with brave smiling eyes

Our view | Council decision an investment in the future

Albany/Corvallis Area

As I See It: Ray valued growth over affordability

Eugene Area

Guest View: Oregon must act on PPE and testing

Medford Area

State study could help contain COVID

Klamath Falls Area

Conway: Stop limiting online school enrollment


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