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5.15.19: University of Oregon, OHSU withdraw from industry group opposing Gov. Kate Brown’s climate agenda; Business group 'exploring' referral of $1 billion tax package; Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Oregon Political News

Public records bill moving forward in Salem

University of Oregon, OHSU withdraw from industry group opposing Gov. Kate Brown’s climate agenda

Business group 'exploring' referral of $1 billion tax package

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Oregon Lawmakers Abandoned Vaccination Requirements in Order to Raise Taxes. That Could Make Oregon an Anti-Vaxx Haven

Oregon plastic straw ban headed for final vote

Oregon bill to legalize pot cafe is ‘100% dead’

Brown defends proposed business tax increase

Oregon workers could see smaller retirement payouts

Backroom dealing led to passage of Student Success Act

Oregon vaccine bill dead as US measles count soars

News from the Regions

Wildfires – 18 days until the start of fire season

Firefighters close in on full containment of the Dowens Fire near Cottage Grove

Portland Area

Amid cannabis tax fight, Chloe Eudaly ‘very unhappy’ about how Portland treats traffic enforcement

U.S. Attorney supports Portland Gun Violence Reduction Team

State economy stays hot, adding 3,300 jobs in April

Portland State University's 11% tuition hike passes board

Washington County OKs drug takeback ordinance

Salem Area

Last day to mail: Here’s ballot drop site locations

Salem increases defenses against toxic algae

Central/Eastern Oregon

Local emergency planning focus of state conference in Pendleton

Pendleton Parks and Rec considers moving Community Park playground

Council approves Hermiston Avenue project

Groups sue to block grazing permits for pardoned Oregon ranchers

Hermiston residents pledge support for new Funland

Albany/Corvallis Area

Committee approves budget, sends to City Council; police still face shortfall

Commission grapples with budget of mystery

GAPS considers new transportation facility

Corvallis holds summit on downtown safety

Eugene Area

UO students, faculty lobby for higher education funding at state Capitol

Roseburg Area

Roseburg City Council recap: City Manager hiring process delayed, additional funding for allied and mental health college

Sutherlin takes no action on marijuana report, leaves it to citizen initiative

Medford Area

Jordan Cove defends pipeline project

Here's what the new tax bill will mean for local schools

How the tax was won

Klamath Falls Area

Jordan Cove responds to DSL, public on pipeline permit

Southern Oregon Coast

Main Rock Products fined $68,000 for water quality violations

Pilings start to stand at new Eastside School site

International News

Trump says US not ramping up for Iran military conflict

National News

Alabama votes to make abortion all but illegal in the state

California on track to lose at least one congressional seat

Trump Jr. reaches deal to testify with Senate Intelligence

National Opinion

Democrats accelerate legal arguments against Trump

National Election News

Biden defends 1994 crime bill, says it helped him 'beat the NRA'

Business News

Oregon health insurers seek an average 3.3% rate increase for 2020

Ag / Natural Resource News

Oregon On Board With Federal Plan to Remove Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List

Opinion

Portland Area

Opinion: Nash offers a needed rural perspective to fish and wildlife commission

Central/Eastern Oregon

Thomsen | Agricultural research key to Oregon economy

Our View | Time will tell if Republican strategy will pay off

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: School money, PERS reform joined at hip

Editorial: School money comes with expectations

Eugene Area

Hounsel: PeaceHealth nurses suffering moral injury

Southern Oregon Coast

Bill would eliminate almost all vaccination exemptions

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