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3.29.19: Audit questions how Oregon spent some of the $11.6 billion received for federal programs in 2018; Commercial, labor taxes ideas to raise money for schools; Oregon OxyContin lawsuit remains on track amid massive settlement

Friday, March 29, 2019


Oregon Political News

Audit questions how Oregon spent some of the $11.6 billion received for federal programs in 2018

Commercial, labor taxes ideas to raise money for schools

Oregon OxyContin lawsuit remains on track amid massive settlement

Oregon foster kids removed from county juvenile jail that limited tampon access

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News from the Regions

Wildfires – 65 days until the start of fire season

Portland Area

Portland halts unpermitted tunneling work by OHSU

Relaxed tenant screening, security deposits headed to City Council

Salem Area

Neighbors want speed bumps after deadly crash

Central/Eastern Oregon

State looking for volunteer ombudsmen in Umatilla County

Albany/Corvallis Area

Yamhill County approves controversial trail

Albany council talks Landmarks Commission changes

Science Pub Corvallis to ponder climate change, migration

Linn County to maintain Mill City's First Avenue Bridge

Eugene Area

Weeks of rain, possible thunderstorms ahead for Eugene

Bridge in Deerhorn to be closed most of the summer due to repairs

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

Roseburg Area

City Councilor Ashley Hicks: County commissioners should waive fees for community cleanups

Roseburg Public School food service workers give back to the community with Lunchbox Express

Homeless advocacy group Housing First Umpqua makes housing first central goal

UCC board cancels emergency meeting regarding staffing for child care center

Douglas County Dutch Bros. raising money for Greater Douglas United Way

Medford Area

6,000 pot plants seized in White City

Klamath Falls Area

Portions of Hyatt campground to close for utility work

Disabilities advocate to host training, resource event at KCC

Southern Oregon Coast

SWOCC students to compete in InventOR

Coos Bay City Council sets goals for next two years

Oregon House honors longtime Elliott State Forest advocate Jerry Phillips

International News

Energy chief Perry OKs deal to share nuke tech with Saudis

Trump says he's taken better care of Puerto Rico than 'any living human being'

DHS will request authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children

National News

Trump says Special Olympics will be funded, reversing course

Swamp Creature Shocked by Sen. Ron Wyden’s Tough Questions

Cannabis banking bill advances in U.S. House committee

Trump approves pay raise for federal workers

National Opinion

Other views | Lessons learned from fight with the Islamic State

Krugman | Republicans really hate health care

National Election News

Trump unleashes on critics in fiery glimpse of 2020 campaign

ACLU to launch first-ever 2020 issue campaign

Poll: Biden leads Democratic primary field

Business News

Federal judge strikes down Trump rule on group health plans

Environment/Energy News

Trump on wind energy: 'I know a lot about wind'

Ag / Natural Resource News

Fish & Wildlife, interest groups at war over proposed removal of gray wolf federal protections


Portland Area

It was early one morning when they came for me: The robocalls (Opinion)

Sources: Merkley girds for more attacks from big-money PACS

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Tip of the hat, kick in the pants

Albany/Corvallis Area

Roses and Raspberries for Friday, March 29

Eugene Area

Biddle: HB 2001 will build modern communities

Doppelt: Legislators must face climate crisis

Roseburg Area

Why don't we pump our own gas?

Medford Area

Campaign finance reform more crucial than ever

Klamath Falls Area

Dam removal a far cry from a done deal

Southern Oregon Coast

There is a solution for homeless population

Jordan Cove thanks local businesses


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