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11.27.19: Oregon hospitals give big to support cigarette tax measure; Failing forestry: With $1 billion timber lawsuit, not all 14 counties are big winners; State foster care consultants lay foundation for big changes

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Oregon Political News

Oregon hospitals give big to support cigarette tax measure

Failing forestry: With $1 billion timber lawsuit, not all 14 counties are big winners

State foster care consultants lay foundation for big changes

Supporters of Oregon cigarette tax raise nearly $9M

Oregon school report card: What you should know

Bills introduced to protect public lands in Oregon

Foster care system crisis consultants close to completing $1 million contract

Sen. Merkley urges Oregon fund to drop prison companies

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Portland Area

Portland Officials Created a Policy to Keep Homeless People From Camping Outside the Timbers’ Soccer Stadium

Salem Area

Blizzard to hit Oregon mountains, snow in Salem, Eugene

Snow expected to reach Willamette Valley floor

Homeless not banned from sitting, lying on Salem sidewalks

Central/Eastern Oregon

New fees to hike in Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson

A place of warming

New lasers at McNary Dam

Umatilla County contributes $50,000 for Hermiston project

Forest Service tries again on Blue Mountains plan

Judge declares Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion invalid

Albany/Corvallis Area

Harnden selected as new Albany police chief

Cleaning continues at GAPS schools, Norovirus suspected

HIP equipment lands in Albany

Sweet Home council to discuss homeless issues at Nov. 26 meeting

Out of the woods: Bob Freres devoted his life to family lumber business

Eugene Area

Update: Snow expected in early evening in Eugene-Springfield area

Eugene’s high hopes for expanding high-speed internet

Egan Warming Center will open doors Wednesday night

Roseburg Area

County plans to remove temporary homeless shelter

Umpqua Public Transportation District seeks candidates for board vacancy

Medford Area

Ashland opens emergency warming shelter

Klamath Falls Area

‘Bomb cyclone’ slams southwest Oregon with blizzard conditions

Judge says O&C lands in monument can be cut

Friends of the Children director appointed to state council

Internship opportunities created through KCC, Lithia partnership

Southern Oregon Coast

Crews work to restore 8,000 customers after first wave of major storm hits region

Southwestern Physics Experimental Atmospheric Research group reaches new heights

Hooskanaden slide area shifts earlier than usual

International News

Trump says he will designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations

National News

US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

Relocated BLM staff face salary cuts

White House lockdown may have been caused by a 'flock of birds'

Impeachment News

House Democrats release final transcripts from impeachment depositions

House Judiciary Committee to hold first impeachment hearing Dec. 4

National Election News/Opinion

It's time for the Democrats' monthly mutual flogging

Sanders, Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire as Biden, Warren slip: poll

Business News

E. coli outbreak spreads to Oregon; beware bloody diarrhea, officials say

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Environment / Energy News

Environmentalists want stronger Oregon species protections


Central/Eastern Oregon

Boberg | It's time to (sur)tax the rich

Our view | A poignant message about the holiday season

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Kudos to Albany for transparent police chief search

Eugene Area

Guest View: Short-term rentals a hot topic in Eugene

Ross Douthat: Social media and the populist moment

Roseburg Area

Crater Lake Wilderness area is unhelpful to county

Klamath Falls Area

Caring and sharing is the American way


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