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4.7.2021: Oregon lawmakers look at improving long-term care facilities; House extends narrower foreclosure moratorium in Oregon; Oregon Senate GOP leader faces recall effort

Wednesday, April 07, 2021


Oregon Political News

Bill to reinstate foreclosure moratorium moves on to Oregon Senate after gaining approval in House

Oregon lawmakers look at improving long-term care facilities

House extends narrower foreclosure moratorium in Oregon

Oregon Senate GOP leader faces recall effort

Oregon COVID-19 News

COVID in Oregon: 544 cases, 33 deaths as governor backs away from indoor dining prohibition

All Oregonians over 16 will be eligible for COVID vaccine April 19

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

As Multnomah County returns to ‘high risk,’ Portland restaurants must reduce capacity again

15 inmates who contracted COVID-19 at Inverness Jail sue Multnomah County and sheriff

Group sues over plan to widen I-5 at Rose Quarter

Portland's office slump drags on first-quarter leasing numbers

Clackamas, Multnomah counties move from moderate to high risk for Covid-19

The Waterfront Blues Festival Is Going Forward This Summer at a New Location

Multnomah County Inverness Jail Faces Federal Lawsuit Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Northern Oregon Coast

Oregon State Parks Will Not Issue Beach Wedding Permits Until July 1

Salem Area

Marion, Polk to get $5.5M for homeless response

New battle brewing over Oregon trail proposal

Central/Eastern Oregon

A Previously Undiscovered Glacier Has Been Found on South Sister Mountain

COVID-19 risk level; vaccines open to all 16 and older April 19

Umatilla County reports one new COVID-19 death

District gets moving on multiple projects this spring

Sen. Bill Hansell names bill after Athena teen abused by teacher

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis Clinic offering drive-thru vaccines

Corvallis to start cleaning up camps

COVID-19 case averages and hospitalizations rise as mid-valley adds 20 new cases

Eugene Area

Lane County in 'warning weeks' with increased cases

Oregon Senate GOP leader faces recall effort

Birth center finds a home, open by end of year

Eugene seeks feedback on proposed downtown housing

Lane County receives $6.75M to help homeless

Roseburg Area

Asthma, overweight, live with a frontline worker? You're among the many who just became eligible for a vaccine

Legal arguments continue in lawsuit against PacifiCorp over Archie Creek Fire

Roseburg Planning Commission hears WinCo proposal

Medford Area

Southern Oregon restaurant fined $18K for ‘willful’ violation of COVID-19 rules

Jackson County financial reserves grow despite COVID-19, fires

Airport gets $5 million grant

OSF and Britt Fest join appeal to state for changes in live events guidelines

Bridge work near Mt. Ashland exit will cause I-5 traffic delays

Hospitals aren’t tracking workers’ COVID-19 vaccination status

Klamath Falls Area 

Lava Beds cancels Youth Conservation Corps for 2021

Klamath COVID update: Apr. 6

Klamath County will move to high risk level — not extreme — on Friday

Students, staff begin transition back to full school days

Irrigators take aim at Klamath River flushing flows

Candidates stack up in contested school board races

Southern Oregon Coast

Reedsport schools looking for feedback

International News

Netanyahu tapped to form new Israeli government

National Covid-19 News

Vaccination pace picks up steam; normality appears closer

White House rules out involvement in 'vaccine passports'

Five states account for nearly 44 percent of new US COVID-19 cases

National News

House to vote on DC statehood, gender pay gap

McConnell: 'Stupid' for corporations to speak out on politics

Biden: 'Reassuring' to see companies speak out against voting laws

National Opinion

Don't muddy the objectives on fighting domestic extremism

Business News

Oregon Worker Relief Fund has raised $110M to help vulnerable workers, still fundraising

Amazon backs corporate tax hike to pay for infrastructure


Central/Eastern Oregon

Homegrown: Redistricting process is at the heart of democracy

Our view: Voters need to remain engaged in legislative activity

Eugene Area

The troubling bill behind safe storage

Klamath Falls Area

King: The great American reset is underway and will change everything


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