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4.8.2021: Oregon Senate votes to make passing civics a graduation requirement; Racial justice advocates want to dismantle long-established Oregon system for distributing housing assistance dollars; Oregon prescription drug price control proposal would put

Thursday, April 08, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon Senate votes to make passing civics a graduation requirement

Racial justice advocates want to dismantle long-established Oregon system for distributing housing assistance dollars

Oregon prescription drug price control proposal would put the state out front

State Suggests Burying Willamette Cove’s Toxic Soil Along Beach

An Economist Warns That Oregon Could Soon Tax Its Weed Shops Out of Business

Lawmakers make run at paying student-athletes

Rare bipartisanship: Police reform bills advance in Oregon

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: With 2 million vaccine doses administered, just 656 discarded, state says

Oregon sees share of coronavirus cases rise in 10-19 age group

Oregon adds 481 COVID cases, 7 deaths

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland leaders hope sweeping $6 million plan stems historic shooting surge

Foot traffic in downtown Portland shows signs of improvement

Nike contractors file $100 million in liens over headquarters expansion

Big Ideas: Vanessa Sturgeon, TMT Development and the Rose City Downtown Collective

Central/Eastern Oregon

Meyer Distributing building new distribution warehouse in Hermiston

Lexington Airport receives federal grant money

Lifeways announces closure of Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Hermiston

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in U.S. West

Umatilla County to move to lower COVID-19 risk level; vaccines open to all 16 and older April 19

Albany/Corvallis Area

Polite, professional, prepared: New Benton County sheriff setting the expectation

Linn County returns to high risk on Friday

Albany school district to 'push pause' on tradition of police greeting students on first day

Former OSU president Ed Ray to deliver 2021 commencement

Eugene Area

Fire destroys homeless camp under Ferry Street Bridge

3 Lane County airports receive improvement grants

Roseburg Area

World War II veteran and popular legislator Bill Markham has died at 98

12 new cases as outbreak report remains quiet again this week

Glide School District seeking information on vandalism of new track surface

Employment here continues to rebound

Medford Area

COVID-19 vaccine event planned in Butte Falls

La Clinica gives COVID-19 shots to vulnerable people

ODA officials investigating grim discovery of dead bees

Ripple Effect: Medford's city-wide evacuation plan

Controlled burn planned near Ashland Wednesday

Klamath Falls Area 

Register to vote in May special election by April 27

Klamath Falls woman convicted in child neglect case

City schools to return K-8 to full days on April 19; KU to keep same schedule

OIT faculty vote 'no confidence' in Naganathan

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

Students, staff begin transition back to full school days

Klamath COVID update: Apr. 7

Southern Oregon Coast

Virus variant has been here for some time, Coos Co. says

DeFazio Announces $16.1 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for SW Oregon Community Health Centers

International News

US restores $235 million in humanitarian assistance to Palestinians blocked by Trump

National Covid-19 News

Cuomo signs repeal of nursing home and hospital liability protections

National News

Biden to announce gun control measures, new head of ATF

McConnell backs away from warning businesses to stay out of politics

Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate

Marjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over $3.2M in first quarter

Business News

France’s Champagne Bollinger buys Oregon’s iconic Ponzi Vineyards


Portland Area

Opinion: School districts should make standardized tests this year ‘opt-in’ not ‘opt-out’

Opinion: Land-use bill would give seat at the table to those left out

Roseburg Area

Guest Column: Now is the time to get get your shot

Medford Area

Join the race against variants and get the shot


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