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8.28.2020: Oregon’s marijuana sales continue to soar during coronavirus pandemic; Home Share Oregon aims to prevent homelessness one spare bedroom at a time; Equity, mobility at forefront of I-205 tolling discussion

Friday, August 28, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon’s marijuana sales continue to soar during coronavirus pandemic

Home Share Oregon aims to prevent homelessness one spare bedroom at a time

Equity, mobility at forefront of I-205 tolling discussion

Pandemic shrinks Oregon water project funding

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report 212 cases and 5 deaths Thursday

OHSU ends massive coronavirus study because it underrepresented minorities, university says

Last Month, Oregon Prisons Implored Guards to Wear Masks. Since Then, Four Inmates Have Died From COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Oregon has lowest new cases in a week

Weekly coronavirus cases decline in Oregon

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Air quality advisory extended for parts of southern, central Oregon due to wildfire smoke

Crews containing Green Ridge, Frog fires

Portland Area

Portland Business Alliance says mayor pledged quick action to revive downtown

Portland police ramp up protest enforcement; 217 arrests in August, half of those since last week

Lengthy Interstate Bridge lane closure looms, officials expect ‘significant delays’

Demonstrations flare in Gresham, Portland Wednesday night: Key takeaways

Metro transportation bond ballot language fight continues as opponents say voters should know tax isn’t temporary

In Purge of Extremists, Facebook Removes Page of Portland Protest Organizers

Salem Area

Theaters are reopening; will customers return?

Demonstrators march to Gov. Brown's doorsteps

Central/Eastern Oregon

Vietnam veteran finally gets high school diploma

Coronavirus wastewater survillance expands to communities across Oregon

Nonprofit increases beef donations to those in need

La Grande Farmers Market celebrates 40 years

City changes zoning to allow hemp processing

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis businesses join the pain when it comes to the loss of Oregon State football games this fall

Albany Council adopts resolution against hate

State still falls short on back to school metrics

Council votes to clear dangerous property

OSU gets grant for COVID-19 testing

GAPS offering scholarships to diverse teaching candidates

Cumberland Church deal 30 days away from close

Roseburg Area

Roseburg city manager puts city on notice that she intends to sue

Douglas County housing market tightens, home prices jump amidst COVID-19

School district to provide child care for staff

Douglas County voters will be asked their opinion on Greater Idaho in November

Medford Area

Medford gets a new ballot box

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County has 13 new COVID-19 cases in past nine days

Coos Bay Fourth Street roadway safety improvements continue

ORCCA assistance available for those affected by COVID-19

National Covid-19 News

Doctors see ’unexpected and dramatic’ kidney damage from coronavirus

Coronavirus updates Thursday: World passes 24 million cases

National News

Americans saved nearly $91 billion by working from home during pandemic: report

Government rolls out free app for vehicle recall alerts

National Opinion

Goldberg: New York's school chaos is breaking me

National Election News

Trump attacks Biden hard in White House address accepting GOP nomination

Trump condemns rioting, doesn't mention Blake in convention address

McConnell: GOP-controlled Senate a 'firewall' against Pelosi agenda

Biden tears into Trump ahead of GOP convention speech

Latino groups say Trump's GOP 'is the party of White nationalists' ahead of convention speech

Over 300 LGBT leaders endorse Biden for president : 'The most pro-equality ticket in US history'

Business News

Powell’s says it won’t sell books on Amazon anymore: ‘We must take a stand’


Central/Eastern Oregon

Inside my shoes | Kindergarten provides life lessons

Our view | Student's mask project a refreshing change

Eugene Area

Guest View: Why I empathize with protesters


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