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5.19.2020: Election Day-drop off your ballot! Updated: Oregon Supreme Court blocks Baker County judge's order on governor's COVID-19 restrictions; Average hold times at Oregon Employment Department spike up to 3 ½ hours

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Updated: Oregon Supreme Court blocks Baker County judge's order on governor's COVID-19 restrictions

Oregon governor’s coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings, other emergency orders ‘null and void,’ judge rules

Average hold times at Oregon Employment Department spike up to 3 ½ hours

Gov. Kate Brown: ‘My emergency orders ... remain in effect statewide’

Oregon Chief Justice expands court activities for reopening counties

Budget plan would close 9 state police offices in rural Oregon

Voting deadline looms

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: One new death raises toll to 138 as known cases near 3,700

Coronavirus took several paths to Oregon, OHSU researchers say

Oregon Election News

Voter turnout has topped 30% in Oregon primary with 30 hours to go

Oregon secretary of state candidate Shemia Fagan has raised more than her opponents combined

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Portland Area

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler fined $500 for listing campaign donors in tiny print

Portland Auditor fines, warns City Council campaigns

Multnomah County to brief Portland on reopening plans

TriMet to require passengers to wear mask on buses and trains

Portland Region Could Begin Reopening With Fewer Contact Tracers Than Previously Expected

Shuttered Marylhurst University Campus Could Become Affordable Housing

Salem Area

Silver Falls State Park reopens hiking trails, viewpoints to the public

Oregon prisons struggle with spread of COVID-19

Oregon primary: Polk County candidates vie for commissioner and assessor

Updates: Marion County man is state’s 138th COVID-19 death

Coronavirus pandemic interrupts St. Helens eruption anniversary plans

Central/Eastern Oregon

Judge grants early end to Oregon refuge occupation ‘architect’ Ryan Payne’s federal supervision

Coronavirus adds to BMCC's financial pain

Third person dies from COVID-19 as Umatilla County edges toward 100 total cases

ODOT takes core samples for signal replacement

Albany/Corvallis Area

Broken windows, shattered peace: Multiple Corvallis businesses targeted in vandalism spree

Corvallis cancels American Legion baseball season

Eugene Area

Springfield Public Schools adds furlough days due to COVID-19 budget challenges

Lane County campgrounds will have modified reopening Thursday

Eugene budget changes proposed for projected COVID-19 shortfalls

Roseburg Area

Graffiti Weekend 2020 canceled

Medford Area 

Jackson County Commissioners say governor is blocking business aid

Medford eyes million-dollar relief plan

Southern Oregon job losses slow, but still huge during COVID-19

Ashland considers change in leadership structure

Klamath Falls Area

City schools offer curbside kindergarten roundup May 20

Southern Oregon Coast

New texting line created for domestic abuse survivors

Confirmed COVID -19 case in Curry County

Scottsburg Bridge replacement project undeway

Gov. Brown declares drought emergency in Coos County

International News

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding without 'major' reforms within 30 days

National Covid-19 News

Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19, despite cautions from experts

Newsom loosens rules on when California communities can reopen

New figures show stark disparities in coronavirus deaths across NYC neighborhoods

National News

Senate Republicans demand answers from Trump on IG firing

Trump slams Fox after hydroxychloroquine warning: 'Looking for a new outlet'

Notre Dame to open campus two weeks early for fall semester

Treasury to deliver millions of coronavirus relief payments by prepaid debit card

National Opinion

Commentary: With our government failing us, crowdsourcing is America's social safety net now

Commentary: Georgia's coronavirus data made reopening look safe. The numbers were a lie

Krugman: COVID-19 reality has a liberal bias

Business News

Kohl’s reopens all 11 Oregon department stores

CareOregon, Providence call off discussions to combine forces

Oregon winery tasting rooms gear up for gradual reopening

Delta restoring flights on suspended routes in June

Natural Resource News

California sees snow, rain, wind from late-season storm


Eugene Area

Guest View: A district leader for these times

Southern Oregon Coast

BBB sees sharp uptick in price gouging reports


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