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3.26.19: Lawmakers offer first round of compromises on climate change legislation; Oregon House approves bill to remove cap on noneconomic injury damages; Oregon state employees once again unable to email the public

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Oregon Political News

Fuel-cost rebates added to Oregon carbon bill

Oregon close to finalizing cap-and-trade bill

Agency says it’s understaffed to meet deadlines proposed in teacher sexual misconduct law

Lawmakers offer first round of compromises on climate change legislation

Oregon House approves bill to remove cap on noneconomic injury damages

Oregon state employees once again unable to email the public

Southern Oregon growers fight Willamette Valley wine purity proposals

State vaccine bill could net new amendment

Fracking ban passes Oregon House

Treasury sells $100 million in bonds for Elliott Forest

Oregon Ranks Worst For Public Records Response Times, According to Nationwide Analysis

Oregon gas prices jump 9.5 cents on average over last week

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News from the Regions

Wildfires – 70 days until the start of fire season

Governor Brown launches Oregon Wildfire Response Council

Portland Area

Portlanders Can Load TriMet Hop Cards on Their iPhone and Apple Watch Starting This Spring

Central/Eastern Oregon

Local flooding swamps yards, roads and more

BMCC taps into FFA convention to recruit students

Albany/Corvallis Area

South Albany showcases its AVID student success

Rally against racism held in Corvallis

City offers developers incentive with Local Improvement District

Eugene Area

LTD to launch electronic fare collection in August

Oregon communities protect Vaux’s swifts

Springfield Public Library introduces new card for business owners

Southern Oregon Coast

Squatters set Coos Bay home on fire

Southwestern expands nursing program

Oregon communities unite to clean up beaches

Community members, visitors flock to Shore Acres for Whale Watching Week

International News

White House, business groups make push on trade pact

National News

Bump stocks become illegal Tuesday; Washington residents can earn $150 for turning in devices

Caveats and conclusions from Mueller report summary deepen political divide

Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

Defense secretary OK’s $1 billion for border fencing help

Trump plots post-Mueller payback

McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

National Opinion

Washington Post Opinion: What does the Mueller report mean for 2020?

Washington Post Opinion: Trump did not collude with Russia, but he’s wrong to say Mueller exonerated him

National Election News

Buttigieg shows signs of emerging from the Democratic pack

Majority say they're open to re-electing Trump 

Opinion

Portland Area

Opinion: Bike-friendly cities should be designed for everyone, not just for wealthy white cyclists

Opinion: How Oregon legislators abuse our tax code

Salem Area

Will toll roads in Oregon ease congestion?

PERS legislation would slash benefits for no gain

Not reforming PERS detrimental to Oregonians.

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: High court could defuse jury issue

Eugene Area

Leave single-family housing alone

Krugman: Holy voodoo economics, Batman! 

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