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10.13.2020: Gov. Kate Brown names fire recovery director; Oregon construction contractors gloomy as 2020 grinds on; Lawmakers set aside $20M for school recovery from wildfires

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



Gov. Kate Brown names fire recovery director

Fearing smoke, wineries cancel grape contracts, growers scramble 

Oregon Political News  

Oregon transportation department says recovery after wildfires is an 'enormous task' 

Oregon construction contractors gloomy as 2020 grinds on 

Lawmakers set aside $20M for school recovery from wildfires

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: no deaths, 222 new cases after record-breaking weekend

Coronavirus: Outbreak affects dozens of strawberry harvest workers

Surveys: Virus concerns in Oregon differ depending on race, ideology

State to reevaluate COVID-19 metrics

Oregon Election News

Where to drop your Oregon ballot so it is counted in time 

Jeff Merkley favored against Jo Rae Perkins in Oregon Senate race

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland mayor, other officials condemn downtown vandalism in name of ‘Indigenous rage’

Heroes American Cafe got threatening call, accused of being pro police, before 2 front windows were shot out in Portland

Portland protesters topple statues of Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

Portland restaurants face 'nuclear winter' as weather forces diners indoors

Plans for affordable housing in Washington County gain approval

Mayor Ted Wheeler Says the City Is Seeking an “Alternative” to Covering Portland Police Badge Numbers During Protests

State Treasurer Tobias Read, a Democrat, Will Vote Against Metro’s Transportation Measure

Salem Area

Grande Ronde plans new casino four miles from Portland

Man charged with stealing ambulance from Santiam Hospital

Santiam Canyon senate candidates focus on recovery

Vineyard shines UV light on powdery mildew

Central/Eastern Oregon

Fourth natural resource leadership class announced

Two recent area calf deaths not from wolves

Wallowa-Whitman might boost some camping fees

Wheeler County reacts to its first COVID-19 case

Albany/Corvallis Area

A choice of leadership

Linn County sees fifth consecutive day of double-digit COVID cases

OSU-linked firm scores huge IPO

Philomath ballot measure could alter elected official terms and eligibility requirements

Eugene Area

Amtrak Coast Starlight reduces Eugene stops to 3 a week

Thousands of ballots are rejected each year. Make sure your vote counts by avoiding these pitfalls.

Democrats focus on ACA at Barrett hearing, 22 arrested outside

Holiday Farm Fire moving command post

Voters to decide fate of 'magic mushroom' therapy

Coronavirus updates Monday: 123 new cases reported over the weekend

County to open application for rent assistance

Medford Area

Proposals sought on Ashland building repairs

Talent Maker City undertakes rebuild effort

Klamath Falls Area

COVID-19 outbreak hits nearly 60 Klamath Falls seasonal harvest workers

Klamath County reports 8 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Klamath Tribes Youth Council virtually celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

Southern Oregon Coast

Some fire restrictions lifted across South Coast

11 COVID cases reported at Brookings memory care facility

Volunteers resurface trail in Ferry Road Park

International News

Britain's new Brexit borders pop up in English villages

Trump administration moves forward with Taiwan arms sales

Climate change a factor in most of the 7,000 natural disasters over last 20 years: UN report

National Covid-19 News

Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine amid unexplained illness in trial participant

Scientists confirm Nevada 25-year-old got coronavirus twice, second case was more severe

National News

Two ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr

Trump tests negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days, doctor says

Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid: GOP allies

News outlets decline to send staff to travel with Trump over lack of coronavirus precautions

Arizona, Virginia observe Indigenous Peoples Day for first time instead of Columbus Day

National Election News

President Trump holds 1st rally since contracting coronavirus

People Say if Trump Is Reelected, They’ll Move to Canada. Is It Really That Easy?

McConnell, McGrath spar over federal response to coronavirus

Alaska absentee witness requirements scrapped for election

Poll: Biden builds big leads in Wisconsin, Michigan

Democrats accuse tech companies of deceitful tactics in campaign against Calif. ballot measure

National Election Opinion

Good, bad and ugly: Making sense of the presidential polls

Natural Resource News

Pacific Northwest governors say they'll work together on Columbia salmon

Washington again fails to live-track Asian giant hornet

Four governors agree to work together for Northwest salmon


Salem Area

Elect reproductive health champions in Oregon

It's time for a consistent green energy policy

Wildfire misconceptions prevent needed change

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Vote for police, library levies in Linn County

Eugene Area

The Fed is right: Stimulus can't wait


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