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4.25.19: Vaccine bill one step closer to legislative approval; Oregon House votes unanimously to repeal gigabit tax break; Oregon lawmakers seek answers on foster care, top official decries ‘public shaming’

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Oregon Political News

Kids and crime in Oregon: Debate on second chances doesn’t offer much middle ground

Vaccine bill one step closer to legislative approval

Oregon House votes unanimously to repeal gigabit tax break

Oregon lawmakers seek answers on foster care, top official decries ‘public shaming’

‘We have no solution’: Grim state of Oregon mental health system laid bare in court

Gov. Kate Brown Picked a Big-Game Hunter to Serve on the Board That Manages Oregon’s Wolves

Tensions flare at explosive foster care hearing

Oregon House votes to abolish orchardgrass commission

Oregon Election News

Candidate jumps in House District 33 race

News from the Regions

Wildfires – 38 days until the start of fire season

Firefighters extinguish Lebanon grass fires

Portland Area

Community mourns slain Washington Deputy Justin DeRosier: ‘Rest well, my son’

Commissioner Hardesty signs No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Has Portland's commercial real estate market peaked?

Does the Portland Bureau of Transportation Really Have to Restart Each Traffic Light By Hand After a Power Outage?

Salem Area

Center Street Bridge fix may cost $100 million

Chemeketa nursing grads best on license exam

Central/Eastern Oregon

Columbia River Gorge’s Cape Horn Cliffs Defaced With Graffiti

Umatilla County asks residents for damage information

BMCC board backs chemistry instructor

Team Rubicon helps locals in need

Albany/Corvallis Area

Struthers hears from Ward 9 residents on city issues

Albany City Council moves forward with local improvement district process

Kim Lyddane named new Albany's Parks & Recreation director

Monroe to host inaugural Vino, Vintage & Victory Festival

Commissioners OK low bid for Stayton Bridge ramp

Eugene Area

Serenity Lane finds new CEO in co-founder’s son

Eugene council authorizes negotiations for steam plant renovation

Monroe may reap rewards from a Long Tom River revival

Roseburg Area

City of Roseburg holds second of two public meetings about Charter Oaks, Urban Growth Boundary swap

Manufacturers looking for graduating seniors for certification, employment program

Roseburg City Council wrap-up: City Manager Lance Colley praised at last meeting

Veteran's daughter horrified to learn father's remains left on funeral home's shelf

Medford Area

Walkout worries

Pitching in for Paradise

Klamath Falls Area

KCEDA helps recruit hotel to Klamath Falls

Southern Oregon Coast

Bay Area students learn to save lives with CPR

SWOCC announces final geology lecture of the academic year

National News

Measles cases in U.S. have now hit a new high

Barr to testify before Senate panel next week on Mueller report

Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court

National Opinion

Washington Post opinion: Democrats must move fearlessly toward impeachment

Washington Post opinion: Take a breath, Democrats, and leave your options open

Washington Post opinion: Trump’s effort to rig census may succeed

York | The personal cost of the Trump-Russia probe

Rampell: Trump left our allies at the altar. Now he’s mad they’re moving on.

It'll take awhile for Democratic field to shake out

National Election News

Bernie Sanders faces tough competition for progressive vote in 2020, looks to Oregon as backstop

Biden needs to run as a problem-solver, not a guy who's waited his turn

Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election

Election agency limps into 2020 cycle

Business News

Facebook expects to pay billions in privacy fines

Feds probing potentially defective air bags in over 12 million vehicles

Environment/Energy News

California cities once again have worst air pollution in country; Oregon lands on smog list too: report

Idaho, Oregon reach agreement on hydro-project


Portland Area

Opinion: Democrats pick our pocket with kicker heist

Opinion: Beefing up labor bureau would help hold employers accountable

Murmurs: Beaverton Doctor Crusades Against Vaccine Requirement

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Keep politics out of the census

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Court likely to allow citizenship question

Eugene Area

Chavern: News businesses need an antitrust safe harbor

Harper Monroe: What you probably don’t know about Oregon forests

Medford Area

Ex-Nazi not the best Neighborhood Watcher

Klamath Falls Area

Taxes, schools grab spotlight in Capitol

Southern Oregon Coast

Some states could use an influx of immigrants

Life after prison in Oregon


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