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8.26.2020: Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton to retire Nov. 1; Project Veritas sues to overturn Oregon law against secret recording; Removing racist language from Oregon property deeds not easy

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton to retire Nov. 1

Project Veritas sues to overturn Oregon law against secret recording

Removing racist language from Oregon property deeds not easy

Reimagine Oregon seeks input on public policy demands

A Groundbreaking Plan for Free Preschool Is Taking an Unprecedented Path to the Ballot

Oregon Department of Agriculture rolls out its new logo

Oregon COVID-19 News  

6 months of COVID-19: Why Oregon is faring better than neighbors but could be ‘next Idaho, California or Washington’

Coronavirus in Oregon: 247 new cases and seven deaths as state stays mum on ‘underlying conditions'

Covid-19's surprising fallout: overwhelmed veterinary clinics

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Helicopter pilot killed in firefighting crash near Mount Hood

Oregon’s largest wildfire nears 50,000 acres; other blazes burn throughout state

Meacham Complex 20% contained with thunderstorms expected through evening

Wildfires burning 1.8 million acres, mostly in California

California wildfire smoke spreads across E. Oregon

Weather, reinforcements aid battle against California fires

Klamath Falls ranch denies it started 2018 wildfire

Portland Area

Portland police respond to criticism for not intervening in violent downtown clash: ‘You run the risk of making a bad situation remarkably worse'

Two Portland-area urgent cares are now asymptomatic coronavirus testing centers; who can get tested?

Portland police decision not to step in during dueling demonstrations under review, mayor says

TriMet to begin restoring service Sunday

Salem Area

$5.2 million available for those late on rent

Mid-Valley freezer shortage due to COVID-19

Central/Eastern Oregon

Last jail in Oregon to house immigration detainees to end ICE contract

Competing protests face off in Hermiston

Shooting, protests burn through HPD overtime dollars

Pandemic endangers college dreams

Umatilla County reports three more deaths of COVID-positive residents

As deadline approaches, rural residents urged to take part in census

Albany/Corvallis Area

Monroe mayor and city councilor resign after controversial decision

The education of new Corvallis Chief Nick Hurley

Albany area has most COVID-19 cases in Linn, Benton counties

17-member Mid-Valley strike team battling California fires

Eugene Area

University of Oregon Will Charge Students for a Full Year of Dorm Housing Even if They Can’t Enter the Classroom

No college football means no parking profits

Medical clinic meets homeless where they're at

Roseburg Area

Machine catches fire behind Roseburg high School

Turf, lights may be coming to Fir Grove fields

Bird flew into power lines, sparked fire near Highway 42

Douglas County, Association of Counties, Gov. Brown disagree on local enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Bail for UPS driver set at $1 million

School starts in Days Creek

Medford Area

Stopping wildfire before it happens

Jackson County reports 18 more cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Highway 140 roundabout to have partial opening Wednesday

Klamath Falls Area

Kersey sworn in as Klamath County Circuit Court Judge

Ragland spire to light again Thursday

Klamath County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Southern Oregon Coast

Florence landlord accused of housing discrimination

NeighborWorks Umpqua investing $7.8 million to renovate affordable housing in Coquille

City of Coos Bay offering reward for information on fires

International News

US officials announce first Israel-UAE commercial flight for next week

National Covid-19 News

FDA chief apologizes for overstating plasma effect on coronavirus

National News

Top ICE lawyer Tony Pham to take over leading agency

Proposed regulation could disrupt deployment of automated systems on nation's rail network

House panel to investigate Pompeo's GOP convention speech

Senate Democrats map out climate change strategy

New York leads group of states, cities filing lawsuit challenging Postal Service changes

National Election News

Rand Paul hits Biden over Iraq: He 'will continue to spill our blood and treasure'

GOP speaker draws scrutiny for saying police would be 'smart' to be 'more careful' around biracial son than white

GOP convention speaker's video pulled after tweet sharing conspiracy theory

Supreme Court denies push to add Green Party candidates to Montana ballot

Trump revives 2016 playbook for Biden battle

GOP wants more vision, policy from Trump at convention

Kanye West makes it on the ballot in Minnesota

National Election Opinion

Bruni: Why Biden needs a landslide just to win

Dowd: Joe's fearsome weapon against Trump: simple decency

Business News

American Airlines to cut 19,000 jobs in October

Environment / Energy News

Hundreds of thousands ordered to flee Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Laura


Central/Eastern Oregon

Another mile | Building successful futures

Our view | Oregon must work on child care issues

Other Views | Hansell a diligent advocate for his constituents

Albany/Corvallis Area

As We See It: State needs to step up on child care

Medford Area

Smoke is back, and N95 masks in short supply

Klamath Falls Area

Wolfson: Wildfires provide another reason to mask up


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