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1.28.19: Lawmaker wants to remove Oregon Constitution’s references to governor as ‘he’ and ‘him'; Costly, ineffective, cruel: How Oregon ensnares mentally ill people charged with low-level crimes; Leader of state engineering agency placed on leave

Monday, January 28, 2019


Oregon Political News

Lawmaker wants to remove Oregon Constitution’s references to governor as ‘he’ and ‘him'  

Costly, ineffective, cruel: How Oregon ensnares mentally ill people charged with low-level crimes

Leader of state engineering agency placed on leave

Oregon’s Low-Paid Judges Looking For A Raise in Salem

Oregon unprepared if disaster hits

Oregon OKs new smoke rules to allow more prescribed burns

Saudi students who vanish before trial span states, decades 

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News from the Regions

Wildfires – 125 days until the start of fire season

Portland Area

Portland area voters support transportation package, prefer freeway widening, poll finds

University seals the deal on new 5-acre campus in Northeast Portland

Should a toll bridge replace the Canby Ferry?

Measles case confirmed in Multnomah County

Clackamas Veterans Village opens 15 pods to homeless

Home Ownership Rate for Black Portlanders and Black Oregonians Has Plummeted

Portland State University Won’t Acquire Oregon College of Art and Craft

Poll for a Metrowide 2020 Transportation Ballot Initiative Shows Solid Support for Several Billion Dollar Investment

Northern Oregon Coast

Small earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off coast of Oregon

Salem Area

Salem seeks millions from state for new wells

Central/Eastern Oregon

Marijuana revenue tops Pendleton's 'sin tax' allocations

Speed and impact: PSU study shows speeds and and crashes are rising on local highways

Wallowa Lake Dam reconstruction plans underway

Hermiston announces road closure ahead of capital plan discussion

Albany/Corvallis Area

Century after Spanish flu 'nightmare,' pandemic remains concern

Linn County to receive $99,010 Marine Board grant

Eugene Area

DeFazio in Eugene: Unknown when workers will get paid after government reopens

Reaching the affordability ceiling

Eugene riverfront development pact signed

Roseburg Area

Text-to-911 now available in Douglas County

Businesses work together to solve truck driver shortage

Marijuana dispensaries struggle with banking access

Roseburg High drop-out rate below state rate, graduation rate

Medford Area

Ghost town in a shutdown

Burn notice: Study claims thousands of homes at risk

Klamath Falls Area

Pipeline possibilities: Basin irrigation officials tour Three Sisters Irrigation

Crater Lake to resume full operations Monday

CARES educates community about child abuse

Graduation rates in county schools continue upward trend

Southern Oregon Coast

Local entrepreneur teams up with Kevin Bacon to help families affected by California wildfires

Graduation rate increases across the state

Coos Bay city officials identify mysterious substance in Mingus Park pond

Jordan Cove officially opens downtown Coos Bay office

International News

US officially lifts sanctions on firms tied to Russian oligarch

Germany to shutter all 84 coal-fired plants to fight climate change

National News

White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

IRS will need at least a year to recover from government shutdown, watchdog tells Congress

Oregon’s Merkley and Wyden seek to punish Saudi Arabia over students who vanished before trial

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to temporarily end longest government shutdown

Roger Stone will 'testify honestly' to Mueller

Trump boosts fight against surprise medical bills

Trump doubtful over border deal, says another shutdown 'certainly an option'

National Opinion

Opinion: Vital economic data was likely lost during the shutdown - here’s why it matters to all Americans

Marc A. Thiessen: If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were a conservative

National Election News

Democrats uneasy about potential Howard Schultz presidential bid

Clinton not ruling out running in 2020: report

Howard Schultz says he's 'seriously considering' 2020 bid as 'centrist independent'

Environment/Energy News

Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep cost

Ag / Natural Resource News

Timber risks outweigh opportunities, experts say


Portland Area

Opinion: My eyes have been opened by my homeless neighbor

Editorial: Reversing Oregon’s backward slide on immunizations

Opinion: Lawmakers must consider our entire education system to increase opportunities for Oregonians

Opinion: Oregon is on the cutting edge of secure, modern elections

Opinion: Striking out against government shutdowns (Elizabeth Hovde)

Opinion: Look to past cougar management to help Oregon move ahead

Editorial: Pot Isn’t the Problem in This Country. It’s the Lack of Accessible Health Care.

Salem Area

2 views on Democrat supermajority at Legislature

City fulfilling neighborhood shopping center promise

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Legislature again faces PERS issues

Roses and Raspberries for Friday, Jan. 25

Editorial short takes: County housing, food licenses

Shutdown worsens fire risks in Oregon

Eugene Area

Are we willing to make shelter a success?

Brooks: Your Loyalties Are Your Life

Hoobyar: Wildlands Act doesn’t preclude fire management

Roseburg Area

Editorial: Leaders need to look forward

Editorial: Nothing more opaque than the county's transparency

Editorial: Reopened library good for all

A manufactured impasse at the Umpqua National Forest

Medford Area

Funding will keep grad rates climbing

Klamath Falls Area

IDEA walks the talk

Newspaper prices rising, but there are ways to save

State legislature: Democrats still need the elephant in the room


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