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1.12.2021: Oregon state representative fined, told to resign by House speaker after letting rioters into Capitol; Heavy police presence at Oregon Capitol as lawmakers convene; The Oregon Legislature is swearing in a record number of people of color today

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Oregon Political News 

Oregon state representative fined, told to resign by House speaker after letting rioters into Capitol

Heavy police presence at Oregon Capitol as lawmakers convene

The Oregon Legislature is swearing in a record number of people of color today

Boring community leader seeks state senate appointment

Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman stripped of committees

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Coronavirus testing plummets 34% from Oregon’s peak, outpacing drop in cases

Health Authority Estimates 90% of Adult Oregonians Need to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, or the Virus Itself, for the Pandemic to End

News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler concedes crack down on most protest-related crimes unlikely in near future

One of Portland’s oldest breweries will cease production next month

Lake Oswego teachers call district’s reopening timeline ‘callous and dangerous’

'You're not press' - Police arrest media at Portland protest

Man arrested for firing gun into U.S. Courthouse in Portland

Salem Area

Report Finds Conditions Improved for Mentally Ill Prisoners in Oregon’s Maximum Security Prison

Chemeketa to change policy, pay $25K in lawsuit

Salem fire boat sinks into Willamette River during training

Central/Eastern Oregon

3D Idapro Solutions lawsuit deadline approaching

Umatilla County reports 182 new cases over weekend

Oregon company receives $13.2M for rural broadband

Albany/Corvallis Area

Mid-valley adds 42 new COVID-19 cases

Benton County experiences 12th virus death

Benton, Linn counties add 13 COVID-19 cases each; state's death toll rises by 10

SamCare Express limited as workers get vaccinated

Eugene Area

Update: Lane County phone service 'largely restored'

Coronavirus updates Monday: Lane County records 100th death, 30 cases

Lane County Public Health: Only 100 doses allotted by state

Arcimoto expanding production with new manufacturing plant

Medford Area

Heavy rain headed our way

East Medford road construction to last through September

10 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Oregon Monday

Mars rover scientists with local ties to speak in Medford

Klamath Falls Area

Students transition to new normal

Linthicum named Senate whip for Oregon GOP

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

Phase 1a of vaccine rollout still ongoing

Southern Oregon Coast

Local health workers can get vaccinated Tuesday, Wednesday

Construction progressing well for Marshfield Junior High

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Coos County

Over 1,000 vaccinated in Coos County

National Covid-19 News

N.J. congresswoman tests positive for COVID following Capitol riots by pro-Trump mob, is hospitalized

President-elect Biden gets his second dose of COVID vaccine

National News

Someone put ‘Trump’ graffiti on a manatee. Yes, it was in Florida

Republicans block measure calling for 25th Amendment removal of Trump

Patriots’ Bill Belichick won’t receive Presidential Medal of Freedom after all

Chad Wolf resigns from Homeland Security post after lambasting Donald Trump over Capitol riot

FBI warns of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals next week

Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment

70K QAnon Twitter accounts suspended in the wake of Capitol riot

Barr, White House counsel told Trump not to self-pardon: report

House GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa

Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days

National Opinion

Editorial: Focus on restraining Trump until he's gone

House Democrats unveil resolution to censure Rep. Mo Brooks over Capitol riots

National Election/Transition News

Wave of companies cut off donations — much of it to GOP

National Guard to ramp up DC presence to at least 10,000 ahead of Biden inauguration

Business News

Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Yep

Wall Street distances itself from Trump, GOP

Natural Resource News

Latest COVID-aid package benefits potato, onion industries

Western Oregon under flash flood warning


Southern Oregon Coast

Taking action to protect myself



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