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8.31.2020: Oregon highway traffic returns, slowly; Conservations say state regulators are allowing power plant developers to avoid carbon fees; Oregon's Recovery Playbook: Sen. Ron Wyden talks the state's future, short- and long-term

Monday, August 31, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon highway traffic returns, slowly

Conservations say state regulators are allowing power plant developers to avoid carbon fees

Oregon's Recovery Playbook: Sen. Ron Wyden talks the state's future, short- and long-term

Gov. Kate Brown Recall Deadline Looms

Sam Chapman Is Asking Oregonians to Approve Mushrooms to Ease Depression

LUBA reverses county's marijuana ban near youth centers

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Questions about flu shots during COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s answers

Six Oregon ZIP codes with the most new cases per capita

3 reasons firearms sales have jumped 94% during COVID-19, OSU profs say

Seven more Oregonians die from COVID-19


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

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News from the Regions


Attention shifts to fire in Pomeroy Ranger District at Meacham Complex

Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp applications open

Evacuation orders issued for Oregon wildfire

Portland Area

Portland police chief, President Donald Trump react to killing of man near downtown protests Saturday night

Hundreds of protesters have been charged with interfering with a peace officer. But should it remain a crime?

Estacada School District’s swift response to pandemic makes employees feel supported: Top Workplaces 2020

Massive pro-Trump car caravan arrives in Portland after Clackamas mall rally

Rand Paul slams Portland after protesters surround, yell at him outside White House

Kafoury blames white supremacy, Trump for protest shooting

Police investigating protest shooting, Trump blames Wheeler

A 29-Year-Old Multnomah County Man Has Died From COVID-19, Health Officials Say

Northern Oregon Coast

Environmental Group Tells Facebook It’s Preparing to Sue Over Underwater Drilling Debacle on Coast

Clatsop County voters to decide on Second Amendment sanctuary status

Central/Eastern Oregon

200 march through streets of Pendleton in peaceful Black Lives Matter protest

Households still missing from Umatilla County's census count

COVID case numbers decline again, positive test rate increases in Umatilla County

Police officers of color feel 'stuck in the middle'

Another grant secured for Milton-Freewater plaza

Eastern Oregon hospitals launch Summit Health

Albany/Corvallis Area

NuScale receives final OK for small reactors

Linn, Benton campgrounds, trails offer escape from pandemic

Teacher, mentor Pape turns over Good Sam leadership

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Saturday: Sixth death reported in Lane County

Commissioners will be asked to extend COVID-19 declaration

Coronavirus updates Sunday: Lane County hits 700 known cases

Roseburg Area

Elementary students receive gift of back-to-school clothes from Roseburg Elks

Local firefighters called up for White River Fire

For fourth day this week, county has no new COVID-19 cases

Dan Bain's four-plus decade media career in Douglas County comes to an end

Desks spaced out, teachers eager to see students

Glide to offer curbside meal pickup to students

Candidates fire up crowd during Cruise For Trump Campaign Kickoff Rally

Medford Area

Demonstrators, counter-protesters face off in Rogue River

Jackson County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Hemp is still king of the crops

Klamath Falls Area

Alger Theater to celebrate 80th anniversary

Local firefighters battle California wildfires

YellowOwl helps tribal communities overcome trauma

Travel industry pummeled by pandemic, but Myrna’s marches on

Klamath County reports a new COVID-19 case Friday

Childcare facility in the works at Klamath County Fairgrounds

Road construction projects planned for the week

Southern Oregon Coast

Southwestern Health & Science Technology Building 90% complete

Bay Area Hospital embraces virtual intensive care unit

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

International News

Hong Kong health care workers call for coronavirus testing program boycott

National Covid-19 News

Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts

Gottlieb questions FDA chief's coronavirus vaccine fast-track comments: Full approval a '2021 event'

Patchwork approach to contact tracing hampers national recovery

National News

American Airlines slashing flying capacity by 55 percent in October

Hertz pushing to give $5.4M in bonuses amid bankruptcy

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

National Election News

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler rebukes Donald Trump in open letter: ‘Stay away, please’

2020 RNC: Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage

Trump favorability flat after convention: poll

Sunday shows - Democrats target Trump as violence flares

National Election Opinion

Stark differences in conventions reveal closer race in the election

Business News

Longtime Intel Chairman Andy Bryant: ‘We have to take more risks’

Natural Resource News

China study favorable to cranberries

Variety trials keep key role in Oregon-Idaho onion industry

USDA predicts record hazelnut crop in Oregon


Portland Area

Opinion: Portland’s beloved elk sculpture needs our help

Opinion: Rosenblum must end persisting injustice of nonunanimous juries

Editorial: Vote early, track your ballot and make your vote count

Steve Duin: A Portland poet hopes the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t miss its moment

Salem Area

Close prisons and invest in supporting families

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views | Protecting the Postal Service safeguards your access to information

From the editor's desk | Let's try listening for a change

Our view: A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and Raspberries (Aug. 28)

Editorial: OSU's limited reopening still carries risk

Editorial: OSP's coffee shop scandal leaves bitter taste

Eugene Area

Shooting deaths in Kenosha inevitable

Leaving the police with 'an impossible problem'

Medford Area

Choose wisely on Election Day 2020

Don't shortchange our students

Survey queried Ashlanders on COVID, climate change

Voting by mail is an Oregon tradition

Klamath Falls Area

Trainor: An opinion page that works for everyone

Oliverson: One avenue toward plastic pollution solution

Southern Oregon Coast

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