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4.5.2021: Oregon lawmakers could strip state of unilateral power to conceal COVID-19 data, other public health information; Oregon Employment Department hopes to fix phone mess by year’s end; Bill to add cannabis to OLCC name passes in Oregon House

Monday, April 05, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon lawmakers could strip state of unilateral power to conceal COVID-19 data, other public health information

Oregon Employment Department hopes to fix phone mess by year’s end

Bill to add cannabis to OLCC name passes in Oregon House

Washington plans $1 billion to replace Interstate 5 bridge

Tenant COVID Protection Bill crosses first hurdle with bipartisan vote

Oregon COVID-19 News

Q&A: All adult Oregonians with underlying conditions, leagues of frontline workers eligible for COVID vaccine by Monday

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 404 new cases, 1 new death

Vaccine passports are latest flash point in COVID politics

Governor: Oregon fighting fourth wave of 'resilient enemy'

Fewer Than 0.02% of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Oregon Have Been Thrown Out, According to the State’s Official Tally

Oregon should ‘start raising a ruckus’ over apparent unequal COVID-19 vaccine allocation from feds, state official says

State reports 404 new cases, 1 new death on Sunday


Higher risk of large wildfires predicted in parts of West

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

‘Overworked, overwhelmed and burned out’: Why Portland cops say they’re leaving in droves

Cleaning up Portland’s homeless camps will take the city about 2 years, officials say

Portland City Council approves $8.6M in first round of equity-focused climate grants

Local man on quest to rid Multnomah Channel of polystyrene

Salem Area

Santiam Forest post-fire logging plan sparks disagreement

Central/Eastern Oregon

Drought emergency declared in Klamath County

At Columbia Memorial Hospital, social workers have a role in care

Community blood drives making big impact in Eastern Oregon

State judge rules prison Two Rivers Correctional Institution failed to provide adequate care in inmate case

McNary Dam to resume use of laser, test acoustic device to deter birds and protect salmon

Albany/Corvallis Area

Santiam reforestation efforts underway

Oregon State Board of Trustees OKs tuition increase, discusses presidential search

Mid-valley adds 17 COVID-19 cases

Eugene Area

Update: Oregon reports 1 Lane County death, 404 cases

Hocker and Hayward Field deliver a 5-star experience

Roseburg Area

Co-op celebrates 100 years in business

County reports six new positive or presumptive cases, raising weekly total to 60

Hundreds of local businesses received PPP pandemic relief loans ranging from $10 million to $188

Medford Area

County asks state for money to cover fire survivors’ rebuilding fees

Jackson County at 9,357 cases

Since You Asked: Phoenix-Talent students are taking charter buses for now

Crash into Medford medical building was intentional, police say

Medford coffee shop fined thousands for allowing indoor dining

Klamath Falls Area 

Drought emergency declared in Klamath County

Klamath COVID update: Apr. 3

Klamath Health Partnership hosts final drive-thru clinic Wednesday

Road work scheduled in Klamath Falls

Irrigators take aim at Klamath River flushing flows in court

Candidates stack up in contested school board races

Students weigh in on potential Oregon Tech faculty strike

Southern Oregon Coast

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Oregon Coast Spring Chinook Salmon

Former ORCAA director takes on regional housing role

Coos County cases declining, but spring break impact still unknown

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics offered by Southern Coos Hospital continue on Monday

Area hospitals plan for expanding vaccine access

International News

Pentagon on alert as Russia steps up saber rattling in Eastern Europe and beyond

Lawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden's job

Iran talks set up delicate dance for Biden team

Suez Canal shipping lines to fully reopen Saturday

National Covid-19 News

Why some Republicans think vaccine passports will backfire on Democrats

National News

Republicans say Biden must slash infrastructure plan for bipartisan support

Members of Chinook Indian Nation liken lack of federal recognition to slow-motion ‘genocide’

Battle lines drawn on Biden's infrastructure plan

TSA screens over 1.5 million passengers heading into holiday weekend

Natural Resource News

Oregon wetland restorations provoke controversy


Portland Area

Opinion: Community’s safe practices have led to school reopenings. Let’s all keep it up.

Editorial: Portland’s gun violence surge needs dedicated police team

Opinion: Willamette National Forest’s hazard tree hysteria

Opinion: OSU president debacle shows need for trust and accountability

Salem Area

Generational justice: Youth climate activists finding their voice

How to save ice-damaged trees

Oregon needs to protect its salmon populations from wake boats

In Oregon, it's clear-cut as usual

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: Education, not indoctrination

Other views: Oregon provides opportunity to those with disability

Our view: A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

Our view: Legislators should clearly state what bills would do, especially when it could change money Oregonians receive

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and Raspberries (April 4)

Eugene Area

Stimulate the fight against hunger

Congress’s convoluted summer

A just future for all Oregonians

Medford Area

Don’t dismiss the Greater Idaho movement

Let schools skip testing this year

Fight undercurrent of bigotry and hatred

Drought is serious and getting worse

Klamath Falls Area

St. Clair: Faculty asking for stability so they can serve students

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Column: An isolated area gets the vaccine job done


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