News and Opinion

4.29.19: Controversial bill to require thousands more Oregon kids to get vaccinated gets 2nd OK; How a new Oregon corporate tax would work and who would pay; Business groups offer mixed views on $1 billion corporate tax plan

Monday, April 29, 2019


Oregon Political News

Vaccination-strengthening bill makes it to House floor for full vote

Controversial bill to require thousands more Oregon kids to get vaccinated gets 2nd OK

How a new Oregon corporate tax would work and who would pay

Business groups offer mixed views on $1 billion corporate tax plan

Oregon Clean Energy Jobs Bill Has Mixed Support From Environmental Justice Groups

Senate Bill 1008 could give teen offenders second chance

News from the Regions

Wildfires – 34 days until the start of fire season

Portland Area

Oregon ironworker among dead in Seattle crane collapse

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly explores potential tax increases

Even as ridership dips, TriMet gets favorable ratings across region

Portland banking on low-rent SRO hotels to ease housing problems

Earl Blumenauer bridge? Portland commits to naming new bike and pedestrian bridge after congressman

Salem Area

Norma Paulus honored at memorial service in Salem

Hut Shuttle poised to sell for $2.5 million

Central/Eastern Oregon

After 3 years, federal bill to fix Columbia River tribal fishing sites could become law

BENT paid more than $27,000 to informant

Pendleton to hold budget meetings

New mural at Hermiston Municipal Airport promotes region

Merkley talks immigration and "climate chaos" in Pendleton

Pendleton proposes huge increase in airport budget

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis tries another levy: City officials say it's the best way to maintain popular services

Mid-valley voters to decide 5 levy issues

Benton Sheriff asks residents to report flood damage

Linn OKs $154 million 2019-20 budget

Corvallis budget plan includes parks and rec, library cuts

Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation reflects on 20 years of growth

GAPS board gets bond update

Eugene Area

Volunteers amplify access to local forest trails

Downtown riverfront property comes alive with demolition

UO residence hall rebuilds offer more amenities with a higher price tag

On the Agenda: Lane County discusses Florence-area North Jetty Park

Roseburg Area

Chamber Corner: Roseburg Chamber speaking up for rural businesses

Ranchers still assessing losses of livestock from snowstorm

Costs top $11.1 million to public entities in Douglas County from February snowstorm

Medford Area

Not a smokescreen

Klamath Falls Area

Trails Expo expands in celebration of great outdoors

Plastic pyrolysis takes first at Catalyze Klamath

Southern Oregon Coast

Ham radio operators to receive emergency training

Chamber Minute: BOLD ideas are a community defining its vision

National News

NRA infighting erupts at convention with accusations of extortion, disagreements over public relations

Washington lawmakers start final day of legislative session

Washington lawmakers pass tax bills ahead of adjournment

GOP ready to step up spying case

Manufacturing, agriculture firms among those hardest hit by tariffs: survey

Barr warns House Dems he might not appear at hearing

Former GOP senator Richard Lugar dies at 87

Trump says US is sending immigrants to sanctuary cities: 'That was my sick idea'

National Opinion

Rampell: Warren's free-college-and-debt-forgiveness plan may be liberal, but it isn't progressive

National Election News

Joe Biden’s gaffes and scandals: The former vice president leads Democratic pack despite varied missteps

Democrats face new civil war in primary fight

GOP leader embraces role as liberal foe for 2020

Business News

AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Environment/Energy News

PacifiCorp study says it is cheaper to close some coal plants

Ag / Natural Resource News

Willamette River ranked 5th most endangered in U.S.


Portland Area

Editorial: Proposed juvenile-justice reforms in Measure 11 are long overdue (Editorial Agenda 2019)

Opinion: Politicians try to gut Measure 11 crime-success story

Steve Duin: Alley wrestling with PERS to the bitter end

Opinion: Portland parks’ proposal to close Columbia Pool is irresponsible and inequitable

Opinion: Child-welfare workers want a better foster care system, too

Opinion: Oregon businesses, communities would gain from ‘cap-and-invest’ bill

Salem Area

Homeless need sleep. Here’s why they rarely get it

Support Polk County’s public safety levy

Central/Eastern Oregon

Brown | 'Opportunity gap' for Oregon’s kids hurts all of us

Other views | Problems at DHS have gone on long enough

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Linn County makes an investment in young workers

Roses and Raspberries for Friday, April 26

Eugene Area

Reasonable changes to juvenile punishments for serious crime

Open government must be protected

Romero: Cap-and-trade is oversold by friends and foes

Skov: Support HB 2020 for economy, equity

Pallesen: Cap-and-trade legislation needs protections for Oregon’s pulp and paper workers

Roseburg Area

Editorial: PERS needs a permanent fix

Superintendent Story: Winston-Dillard informs voters on bond measure, readies for graduation

Klamath Falls Area

H&N view: School protest may not be the right tactic

Help small businesses and local economies thrive: pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill


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