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7.31.2020: Trump: Oregon leaders must clean out ‘beehive of terrorists,’ threatens to send in National Guard; Oregonians jobless claims still in adjudication; Oregon lawmakers may take up coronavirus liability protections for businesses, schools in next s

Friday, July 31, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Trump: Oregon leaders must clean out ‘beehive of terrorists,’ threatens to send in National Guard

Oregonians jobless claims still in adjudication

Oregon lawmakers may take up coronavirus liability protections for businesses, schools in next special session

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report a decline in weekly cases for first time since May

Multnomah County added to Covid-19 Watch List, while 2 others removed

Oregon reports 416 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; Multnomah…

Multnomah County Gets Added to State Watch List of Counties That Can’t Trace Enough COVID-19 Cases

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Matlock Fire now 40% contained

BLM transferring 28 engines to fire cooperators around West

Fire danger increases to ‘high’ across Western Oregon

Smoke can make COVID-19 worse

Fire near Eagle Point at 500 acres

Gillem and Caldwell fires merge, but growth slows

Highway 38 open to one lane after grass fire

Portland Area

Withdrawal of federal officers begins in Portland

Oregon State Police take over Portland protest duty: ‘We are hoping for the best but planning for the worst'

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler press conference

Officials balked at homeless shelter motels price tag, now continue to add more in Portland

Black Lives Matter organizers travel to suburbs to take on Nike

As federal officers exit Portland amid protests, what comes next? Leaders share ideas

Portland police ballot measure likely to be litigated for years

Federal courthouse architects: It's just a manmade structure

Portland mayor apologizes for use of tear gas on protesters

Metro Is Sending Voters a Transportation Tax, Even as Tomorrow’s Commute Looks Foggy

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Says It Is Investigating the Federal Rinsing of Tear Gas Into Storm Drains

Portland City Council OKs independent police oversight board

Northern Oregon Coast

Water warning lifted for Lincoln City's D River Beach

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County Fair changes plans

Umatilla and Morrow counties sent back in reopening plans

Lottery shortfall jeopardizes E. Oregon projects

Albany/Corvallis Area

Sweet Home preps for quiet weekend without Jamboree

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Thursday: 10 more cases in Lane County, 5 more deaths in state

Protesters clash with police, others at march in Springfield

Eugene library levy renewal to appear on November ballot

Roseburg Area

Two new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, state records 304 and eight deaths

Medford Area

COVID-19 cases escalating in Jackson County

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 8 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Feds pledge $1.2 million to update Klamath Project science

National Covid-19 News

Misinformation on coronavirus is proving highly contagious

Some hopeful signs for COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon, nation

Coronavirus hotspots ease, but officials warn normal is a long way off

Arizona, Mississippi, Florida see record one-day coronavirus deaths

Hawaii registers a record 124 new coronavirus cases in a single day

National News

US economy shrinks by record-breaking 33%, worst quarterly plunge ever

Did Oregon’s governor convince feds to leave? Or was President Trump ready to go?

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74

Extra $600 in jobless aid set to lapse as talks deadlock

Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy

Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline

Senate rejects dueling coronavirus bills as unemployment cliff looms

National Opinion

Paul F. deLespinasse: Some base names should change, not all

Krugman: The cult of selfishness is killing America

National Election News

Trump floats idea of election delay

Trump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report

Experts dismiss Trump claim that it could take 'years' to declare election winner

Poll: Trump approval on economy, jobs holds amid economic downturn

Business News

Nike’s Oregon layoffs will total at least 500

Alpenrose Dairy starts delivering milk again for first time in almost 40 years

Google announces first revenue drop in company history

Amazon reports surge in revenue as pandemic sparks online retail boom

Environment / Energy News

California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal

Natural Resource News

Oregon senators urge 'enforcement discretion' for hemp

Oregon proposes rule to restrict use of chlorpyrifos


Central/Eastern Oregon

From the editor's desk | A product worth looking forward to

Our view | Oregon moves slow on child care changes

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Corvallis School District’s reopening policy worth emulating

As We See It: Home rule is no more in Oregon

Medford Area

COVID data fall short of what is needed



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