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10.14.2020: Oregon 22 to reopen in Santiam Canyon; over 30K hazard trees removed along 40-mile stretch; 321 new cases and 6 deaths reported as Oregon’s coronavirus death toll tops 600; Powerful State Senator Objects to Use of ODOT Logo in TV Spot For Metr

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

News

Wildfires

Oregon 22 to reopen in Santiam Canyon; over 30K hazard trees removed along 40-mile stretch

Oregon COVID-19 News 

321 new cases and 6 deaths reported as Oregon’s coronavirus death toll tops 600

Powerful State Senator Objects to Use of ODOT Logo in TV Spot For Metro Transportation Measure

Oregon Election News

Will Oregon legalize 'magic mushroom' therapy?

State senators square off in Secretary of State contest

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland wants to ‘prescribe a bike’ to Black Portlanders with chronic diseases

Jo Ann Hardesty discusses Measure 26-217, a charter amendment for police oversight

Auditor sees improvement in Portland's handling of cannabis tax

A protest too far? Widespread criticism follows Sunday riot

Hiring under way for Portland Street Response team

Protest fallout dominates close Portland mayor race

Salem Area

Hwy 22 to reopen to traffic in Santiam Canyon

Central/Eastern Oregon

Oregon farmers reflect on a year they call a 'crisis on top of a crisis'

Grant blazes path for summer fire position

2020 Election | Doherty, Peterson race for seat on Morrow County Board of Commissioners

Umatilla County expecting 1,000 new rapid COVID tests from state

Injunction sought against Oregon irrigation pipeline

Albany/Corvallis Area

2 seats up for election on Benton County Board of Commissioners

Nine candidates trying for 4 Sweet Home council seats

Three challengers for Nearman In HD 23

Rayfield faces challenge from Hughes in House District 16

Eugene Area

Another Holiday Farm Fire assistance center opening

Lane County reports 29 additional cases

COVID counts push UO to remain primarily remote

Roseburg Area

County reports three new COVID-19 cases in Tuesday report

On the ballot: Heard to square off against Stone in race for Senate District 1

Medford Area

Furniture store donates beds to kids who lost homes to Almeda fire

Jackson County ballots could hit Saturday

New mental health clinic aims for faster care

Southwest Oregon fire danger drops to 'moderate'

Local businesses can apply for COVID-19 grants

Klamath Falls Area

Public input requested for Kingsley Field’s environmental restoration program

Klamath Falls City Council candidates vie for Ward 1 seat

Southern Oregon Coast

Six more cases reported from breakout at Harbor facility

Election 2020: South Coast voters will be deciding contested races

North Bend voters will choose between Rose, Engelke

National News

Second stimulus? First Senate vote on Republicans' COVID-19 relief package to come next week

Human evolution picking up pace, resulting in additional artery in arm and no wisdom teeth

Supreme Court rules Trump administration can halt census work early

Beer, wine, liquor industries seek extension on tax breaks amid coronavirus pandemic

FBI: Plot to kidnap Michigan governor targeted Virginia governor as well

Barrett sidesteps Democratic questions amid high-stakes grilling

IRS closes in on final phase of challenging tax season

Giffords launches national Gun Owners for Safety group to combat the NRA

National Opinion

Dowd: Manic panic on the Potomic

National Election News

Trips by Biden, Trump illustrate calculations on voting map

Trump makes appeal to suburban women at rally: 'Will you please like me?'

Pro-Trump campaign ad uses stock footage from Russia, Belarus

Trump hits Biden on fracking in appeal to Pennsylvania voters

Biden woos senior voters amid signs they're turning on Trump

Business News

Delta reports $5.4B loss as revenue dropped by 76 percent in third quarter

Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

As I see it | Life is better with good friends, good dogs

Our view | Rowan running unopposed for sheriff

Our view | Dorran is the best choice for county commissioner

Eugene Area

Guest View: How will we react to change?

Klamath Falls Area

Other views: Initiatives aim to turn the tables on legislators

McNiven: Fairgrounds meeting was response to government overreach

Armentano: Voters will show support for marijuana legalization

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