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3.28.19: Oregon teens push for lowering voting age to 16; Oregon governor signs ban on offshore drilling; Oregon set to limit weedkiller linked to dead trees, but delays after pharmaceutical company asks

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Oregon Political News

Oregon teens push for lowering voting age to 16

Oregon governor signs ban on offshore drilling

Oregon set to limit weedkiller linked to dead trees, but delays after pharmaceutical company asks

Report: Oregon falls short on fixing Medicaid payment problems

Oregon lawmakers look at adapting Texas’ ‘hybrid’ business tax

Report: Oregon still has Medicaid pay problems

Heidi Steward appointed ODOC deputy director

Resolution offers 'regret' for execution of Modocs in 1873

Daylight saving decision tied to neighboring states

Bill to fund Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program passes committee

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News from the Regions

Wildfires – 66 days until the start of fire season

Portland Area

Portrait of Neil Goldschmidt stolen from Portland mayor’s office

Director of Portland’s police oversight office to become Gov. Brown’s public safety adviser

Two candidates for Portland school board drop out one week after filing deadline

Multnomah County officials out amid investigation into handling of abuse complaints

Multnomah County Announces Abrupt Departures of Top Mental Health Officials During Investigation of Neglect

Salem Area

Compensation for Salem-Keizer staff questioned

Central/Eastern Oregon

Corbett unveils gas tax proposals for Pendleton streets

At A Boil

HHS announces changes to administration

Albany/Corvallis Area

Train horn complaints make their way to Albany council

Eugene Area

Eugene Airport gets new fire truck to quench large-scale fires

Roseburg Area

Roseburg Public Schools announces three finalists for superintendent position

Roseburg Forest Products denies blame in illegal timber practices report on Congo Basin

Winston-Dillard School District general obligation bond levy on the ballot

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County Search and Rescue receives grant from Northwest Farm Credit Service

North Bend City Council approves financial plan

Costs to repair county roads impacted by winter storm rises

Douglas Timber Operators offers scholarship opportunity

National News

Washington Legislature votes to raise smoking age to 21

Barr won’t commit to releasing full Mueller Report; likely to miss House deadline

Betsy DeVos calls for $18M cut to Special Olympics funding

Plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests

Trump doubles down on ObamaCare decision

House GOP leader urged Trump to hold off on latest ObamaCare assault

GOP senators blindsided by Trump on ObamaCare

National Opinion

Washington Post opinion: The Green New Deal sets us up for failure. We need a better approach

Goldberg: The Mueller report is in, but the collusion story may never end

Rampell: Stephen Moore could inflict more long-term damage than any of Trump’s other nominations

Witch-hunter found no witch but Democrats still see one

National Election News

Trump says he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal

Business News

Rent control likely to push investors out, tighten supply of rental housing in Oregon

Environment/Energy News

Google, GM launch group focused on expanding renewable energy purchasing

Ag / Natural Resource News

Hemp's growth 'exploding' in Oregon


Portland Area

Opinion: Ban plastic bags, but don’t charge for paper

Opinion: Pass ‘Taylor’s law’ because no parent should have to bury their child

Opinion: A principled response to the challenge of PERS reform

Opinion: Driver card bill nullifies voters’ mandate

Opinion: No justice when a victim is put on trial

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Legalized pot continues on a bumpy road

Editorial: Trump's order on speech raises issues

Eugene Area

Deregulating? DeFazio’s watching

Medford Area

Self-serve gas: It's time to let it happen

Forestry Department needs more funding now

Klamath Falls Area

Common Ground: This land is where we come from

Southern Oregon Coast

Do not take guns away from Univ. of Oregon police

Rent control only makes housing crisis worse


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