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1.14.2021: Oregon House Republicans awaiting investigation findings to weigh in on Nearman’s actions; Oregon landlord compensation fund likely open by end of January; BOLI: Employers can require vaccinations

Thursday, January 14, 2021


Oregon Political News 

Oregon House Republicans awaiting investigation findings to weigh in on Nearman’s actions

Oregon landlord compensation fund likely open by end of January

BOLI: Employers can require vaccinations

Legislative work delayed due to possible protests

Oregon COVID-19 News 

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 1,346 new cases, 41 deaths

Gov. Kate Brown visits new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Oregon State Fairgrounds

Oregon governor expands vaccinations to age 65 and up

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Flagger killed by PGE truck as crews worked to restore power near Sandy

Landslide closes I-84 east at Troutdale: Road closure list for metro area

1 missing amid landslides, flash flooding in Columbia River Gorge as rains drench Oregon

Clackamas County commissioner faces growing call to resign over Islamophobic, racist posts

Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan’s home vandalized 7 times since he voted not to cut police budget, he says

Washington County families demand in-person school, sports

In an Economic Crisis, the Portland Clean Energy Fund Is Sitting on $113 Million

Salem Area

Oregon National Guard Activated Ahead of Potential Unrest at State Capitol

Raw sewage released into Willamette, Little Pudding rivers

Oregon National Guard ready for possible protests

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County reports four more COVID-19 deaths

Strong winds rip through region

Milton-Freewater church restricts indoor attendance to 100

Albany/Corvallis Area

Mid-valley adds 79 COVID-19 cases, with a death in Benton County

Wind, rain lead to power outages across mid-valley

OSU holds forum on challenge of vaccine bottlenecks

Sweet Home School District plans reopening for Feb. 1

Eugene Area

Skinner: Eugene police don't expect pro-Trump riots

Free PPE available for Eugene nonprofits, small businesses

Highway 126 west of Veneta reopened after landslide closure

Oregon teachers, seniors in line for vaccinations

Roseburg Area

Another local resident dies of COVID-19 as case spike continues

New rule excludes O&C timberlands from Fish and Wildlife spotted owl habitat restrictions

Small business owners push for removal of Roseburg Police Chief Gary Klopfenstein

Commissioner Chris Boice delivers State of the County, summing up a year he's ready to put behind him

COVID-19 update: County's largest outbreak yet linked to faith organization, while risk level remains same

Medford Area

Medford council looks to ease housing crisis

Jackson County planning mass vaccination event

St. Vincent volunteer receives community award

Multiple factors considered in order of controlled burns

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports 19 new cases of COVID-19

Klamath commissioners decline to change county structure

As Sky Lakes reaches capacity, some businesses defy OHA closures

Klamath Union, Eagle Ridge welcome back students

Klamath COVID update: Jan. 13

Klamath students return to classrooms — and a new normal

Southern Oregon Coast

Lakeside seeks county help in improving ATV access

South Coast students are returning to classrooms

National News

Oregon’s Ron Wyden sets ambitious goals for new Democratic Senate majority

Oregon Sen. Wyden to take chair of US tax-writing committee

Unions ask Pelosi and Schumer for $1T in emergency aid for state and local governments

ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post

National Opinion

Editorial: Warp Speed hits major speed bump

Goldberg: The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up


U.S. House impeaches President Donald Trump for second time

Led by Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Trump impeachment

Trump urges ‘no violence, no lawbreaking’ in statement read on House floor

Trump’s wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Votes Along Party Line For Second Trump Impeachment

House impeaches Trump for second time — with some GOP support

McConnell won't agree to reconvene Senate early for impeachment trial

Poll: Plurality of voters back Trump impeachment, removal

Business News

NYC cancels all Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

Swan out as Intel CEO, company names replacement

Natural Resource News

Trump admin slashes imperiled spotted owls' protected habitat


Portland Area

Editorial: The legislators fomenting discord in Oregon

Opinion: State’s vaccine priority plan a barrier to herd immunity

Opinion: Embrace differences, not divisions, in moving forward

We Asked Oregon Republican Lawmakers: Do They Acknowledge Biden Won?

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Don't forget what truly makes America great

Richard Kyte: Truth is only reliable foundation for justice

Klamath Falls Area

Ossowski Storming of Capitol a threat to republican democracy


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