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8.27.2020: Oregon hopes to begin paying $300 weekly unemployment bonus in ‘a few weeks’; Oregon campaign to allow limits on political contributions plows through cash; Gov. Kate Brown to consider estimated 400 prisoners for early release due to coronaviru

Thursday, August 27, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon hopes to begin paying $300 weekly unemployment bonus in ‘a few weeks’

Oregon campaign to allow limits on political contributions plows through cash

Gov. Kate Brown to consider estimated 400 prisoners for early release due to coronavirus

The Camping Season Is Being Extended in Some Parts of Oregon

Gov. Brown orders flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday to honor two fallen Marines

Oregon COVID-19 News  

COVID-19 claims 7 more Oregonians

Health officials change coronavirus testing advice, bewildering experts

Oregon reports 222 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Oregon doesn’t test senior care home inspectors for the coronavirus

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Wheeler: Enough is enough. It's time to stand up.

Business and neighborhood groups say downtown needs immediate rescue

FBI seeks tips on Portland protest violence

Mayor Ted Wheeler addresses Portland protests and recovery from COVID-19: Watch

ACLU sues over federal response to Portland protests

Application period opens for $62 million relief fund for Black Oregonians

Portland Clean Energy Fund awards $200K, millions to follow

Gresham mulls removing BLM flag in face of armed threats

Volunteers sought for downtown Portland cleanup rally

Stress and uncertainty among parents as the first day of school approaches

Parents Are Looking at Another Season of Quarantine With the Kids. Ten Moms and Dads Tell Us How They’ve Survived So Far.

Emails Show Why Metro’s Multibillion-Dollar Transportation Measure Has Drawn Lots of Opposition

Retired MAX Cars May Become Miniature Villages That Serve the Community

The Get Moving Campaign Scores First Big Contribution of Metro Ballot Measure Fight

Salem Area

Patient climbs wall of Oregon State Hospital, runs half a mile before being apprehended

Dangerous logs in Willamette River causing numerous accidents

Central/Eastern Oregon

Grants help Maxwell Market reopen

CTUIR student computer delivery will be delayed

City council discusses law enforcement resources

Committee declines to open investigation into complaint against sheriff

Construction to close Cold Springs Highway

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State doctors hopeful mental health is on a par with physical health for athletes coming out of pandemic

NORPAC: Former officers, directors may face lawsuits

RedHawks leave the nest

Sustainability event focuses on climate, social justice

Unemployment rates drop for mid-valley

Eugene Area

UO pivots to online for fall

Brush fire snarls I-5, Beltline traffic

Coronavirus updates Wednesday: Six new cases in Lane County

United Way gives $447,000 for systemic change

Roseburg Area

Fire burns 6 acres of grass off Rock Creek Road

Nearly 100 attend freedom rally in Roseburg

Candidates set for Roseburg elections

Medford Area

An employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

Workers for NPL Construction Co. end strike

Jackson County reports 23 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Stopping wildfire before it happens

West Nile virus detected near White City

Talent council undecided on commissioner removal

Klamath Falls Area

Staffing changes help reduce dangers to Crater Lake

More sections of Lava Beds National Monument reopen

Klamath County reports 5 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Southern Oregon Coast

Pacific Power offering energy reducing kits to customers

National Covid-19 News

New coronavirus cases decline in US; experts credit masks

Abbott gets emergency-use approval for $5 rapid COVID-19 test

National News

Trail Blazers-Lakers game postponed after players strike in protest of police shooting of Jacob Blake

Wisconsin sheriff says he rebuffed requests to deputize armed citizens

Federal Reserve chief to outline plans for inflation, economy

MTA warns of 40 percent reduction in New York subway and bus service, thousands of job losses

National Election News

Watch live: Republican National Convention, Day 3

Trump, GOP walk tightrope in wooing minority voters

FBI official says there is no evidence of coordinated mail-in voting fraud effort

Trump calls for drug tests before debate with Biden

Biden: 'Burning down communities is not protest'

National Election Opinion

Blow: Trump's campaign of chaos

Editorial: Politicizing medical science will cost lives

Stephens: Biden's loose lips could sink his chances

Natural Resource News

Timber company joins feds in defending 930-acre logging project


Portland Area

Canzano: Pac-12 layoffs and furloughs pass over commissioner Larry Scott... somehow

Opinion: A lesson ‘El Movimiento’ taught me 

Opinion: Schools bond would boost access for students with disabilities

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: OSU's limited reopening still carries risk

Klamath Falls Area

Other views: Room tax should support public safety


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