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1.11.2021: 2 Republican lawmakers back new group, Citizens Against Tyranny, which seeks to defy COVID-19 regulations; Oregon lawmakers reluctantly make $17 million downpayment on wildfire preparedness; Rep. Mike Nearman let violent protesters into the Ore

Monday, January 11, 2021


Oregon Political News 

2 Republican lawmakers back new group, Citizens Against Tyranny, which seeks to defy COVID-19 regulations

Oregon lawmakers reluctantly make $17 million downpayment on wildfire preparedness

Rep. Mike Nearman let violent protesters into the Oregon Capitol. Here’s how lawmakers could respond

Farmers press ag, OSHA officials on regulatory uncertainty

Oregon FFA receives $500K gift from NW Farm Credit

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Oregon COVID-19 cases creep upward, raising questions about post-holiday surge

No, coronavirus vaccine does not cause immune system to attack itself: video’s claims are bogus

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Sarah Iannarone named executive director of The Street Trust, a Portland advocacy group

Ruptured sprinkler floods multiple floors, causes ‘extensive damage’ at new Multnomah County courthouse

Shuttered N. Portland Rite Aid to become city’s newest homeless shelter

First Black mayor in Portland area takes reins in Gresham

Providence Portland Medical Center Has a COVID Outbreak Infecting Upward of 49 People

Political Consultant Drops Congressman Kurt Schrader After He Likens Rushed Impeachment to a “Lynching”

Salem Area

Oregon Capitol closed to public until March

Kratom, food stamps, college: Laws local legislators want

Central/Eastern Oregon

'I might not make it home:' Hundreds fall ill and two die amid COVID-19 surge at TRCI

Capitol breach felt from Washington to Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County COVID-19 Trend - As of Jan. 8

Albany/Corvallis Area

New OSU program first in nation to tackle statewide native bee inventory

Benton County experiences 12th virus death

Mid-valley adds 42 new COVID-19 cases

Eugene Area

3 arrested in Eugene after Trump rally attendee assaulted

Coronavirus updates Sunday: Lane reports 1 death, 84 cases; Oregon: 2 deaths, 1,225 cases

'I'm glad to get it': Senior facility gets COVID-19 vaccine

Medford Area

Almeda fire rebuild has begun

Local health worker helps with California COVID surge

COVID-19 hits one out of 34 in Jackson County

SYA: What percentage of Oregon has gotten the COVID-19 shot?

Randall Theatre eyes restaurant expansion

Jackson County at 80 coronavirus deaths

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath Falls, Klamath County school boards will work to reopen on Monday

Phase 1a of vaccine rollout still ongoing

Klamath COVID update: Jan. 8

Klamath County Commissioners consider restructuring county departments

Southern Oregon Coast

Marshfield students build cottage garden

CB council drops wastewater contractor

National Covid-19 News

Biden to speed vaccines' release

National News

Nancy Pelosi says House will move to impeach Donald Trump

Lawmakers sheltering during U.S. Capitol siege possibly exposed to coronavirus

2 Republican senators urge Trump to resign as impeachment gains support

Donald Trump withdraws support for Chad Wolf, who sent federal agents to Portland protests, after Wolf condemned assault on U.S. Capitol

Sen. Ron Wyden calls for Donald Trump’s removal after ‘terrorist attack’ on U.S. Capitol

2 Seattle police officers placed on leave in probe into U.S. Capitol mob

Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation, calls her claims ‘wild accusations’

Oregon’s US attorney says Capitol insurrectionists from state will be prosecuted

Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump

Most of 120 arrested or identified at Capitol riot were longtime Trump supporters: AP analysis

25 domestic terrorism investigations opened after assault on Capitol

The Memo: GOP and nation grapple with what comes next

Outgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo

DC mayor asks DHS for increased security measures surrounding inauguration

National Opinion

Antonio French: A clear double standard is at play in the treatment of Black, white protesters

Goldberg: Did the Capitol attack break the president's spell?

Eugene, Springfield school districts surprised by Gov. Brown's change to COVID-19-related reopening metrics

Stephens: Impeach and convict. Right now

Friedman: Never forget the names of these Republicans attempting a coup

Collins: Trump's real claim to fame

McClendon: Removing the president now lacks precedent

Business News

14 passengers may be banned after no-mask, rowdy flight from D.C. to Seattle, Alaska Airlines says

Airlines urge White House to require testing for travelers instead of travel bans

Natural Resource News

Oregon water allocation may complicate "live flows" irrigation

Oregon irrigators gain access to Willamette dam water


Portland Area

Editorial: The chaos of 2020 points to our challenges for 2021

Opinion: ‘Safe’ reopening isn’t a reality for Oregon’s aging schools

Salem Area

A possible protection from COVID

Better access to public transportation a must

The muddy waters of beaver and wildlife management

Central/Eastern Oregon

From the headwaters of Dry Creek: To buy or not to buy

Understanding our changing climate: We all have a stake in this

Other views: Letter critiques main points of BLM proposal

Health essentials: A healthy start to the new year

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

Eugene Area

Guest View: It's time: Remove Trump now

Editorial: Less than two weeks to go

Roseburg Area

Career connected learning with Oregon Connections

Medford Area

Randall Theatre poised for a bold leap

Greater urgency is essential on vaccine effort

Bentz's support of investigation is dangerous

Klamath Falls Area

Guest Opinion: Support angling opportunities

Our view: A self-inflicted wound


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