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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Oregon Political News

Oregon voters will likely have final say on multibillion-dollar business tax

Kate Brown’s top aides went into overdrive doing campaign-like work during heated governor’s race, records show

Democrats move climate policy bill out of committee

After The State’s Largest Business Group Remains Neutral on Tax Increase, a Board Member Quits and Encourages Others to Join Him

Stolen wages push some senior care workers to the brink, investigation finds

Social equity becomes a key question as pot legalization spreads

Oregon DOJ sues Sackler family, made fabulously wealthy by Oxycontin sales

Oregon Legislature approves environmental 'rollback' bill

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News from the Regions

Wildfires – 13 days until the start of fire season

Portland Area

During Election Season, Portland Public Schools Spends $59,000 on Mailer to Tell Portland Voters About Its Construction Bond

Thousands without power in Portland area, PGE says

First of Portland projects designed to speed up buses arrives on Madison Street

Portland reverses course, will pay for damage caused by burst water main

Revised tenant protection measures scheduled for Thursday

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s Tenant Screening Rules May Now Have the Votes Needed to Pass City Council

Portland’s Cannabis Taxes Were Mostly Used to Backfill Police Budgets

Fewer than 1 in 10 voters have turned in ballots for Tuesday's special election

Home values falling in Portland metro, index says

Portland council overturns chief, finds that officer cited woman for jaywalking in retaliation for her filming police

Burst pipe that flooded homes was unfortunate but unforeseeable, Portland water chief says

Salem Area

Salem sues Shilo Inns for more than $143,000

Central/Eastern Oregon

Hermiston volunteers show love for their city

Represented: Rethinking single-family zoning In Oregon

Years of behind-the-scenes wrangling leads to solar glare warning sign

Umatilla's new bilingual program aims to elevate both language and lengua

Preservation agreement moves depot closer to transfer

Heppner teens to protest climate change

Northwest agriculture: You're not in Kansas

Oregon Legislature approves environmental 'rollback' bill

Albany/Corvallis Area

The fight for a forest: OSU’s bid to manage Elliott for research still faces questions

Eugene Area

Back to basics: How Oregon schools are making healthier food with local management

Molly Holt, ‘exceptional Oregonian’ who devoted life to Korea’s orphans, dies

LRAPA adopts stringent rules of Cleaner Air Oregon

UO Board of Trustees to consider in-state tuition increase up to 11%

What UO didn’t want the public to know about industry group’s climate bill opposition

Mothers, midwives and families show support for soon-to-close birth center

Eugene council grants spending authority for new City Hall design

Roseburg Area

Let's live here: Housing crunch makes relocating to Douglas County a challenge

Sutherlin finalizes its 2019-2020 proposed budget

Douglas County businesses say the Student Success Act is bad for Oregon

Sen. Dallas Heard says Republican walkout was worth it

Douglas County elementary school students learn about forestry

Medford Area

County courts developers for airport hotel

Sherm Olsrud: from humble beginnings to 'stealth philanthropist'

SOU announces hefty tuition increase

Klamath Falls Area

Special district election: City, county school board

County to chip-seal 125 miles of roads

Reschke's broadband bill signed by Gov. Brown

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County Sheriff’s Office works to upgrade 911 communication towers

Bandon Dunes has had strong economic impact to area

International News

Trump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons'

Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.

Trump rolls out 'pro-American' immigration plan

National News

Meeting of California officials descends into physical brawl

Trump administration cancels $929M for high-speed rail in California

National Opinion

Rampell: Can corporations save us from the attack on reproductive rights?

Samuelson: Are we losing the trade war?

National Election News

Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message

Sanders pledges to only nominate Supreme Court justices that support Roe v. Wade

'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults

Bullock opens Iowa bid pitching rural credentials

Business News

Initial filings reveal stabilization as rate review season kicks off

Opinion

Portland Area

Editorial: A poor example in modeling leadership by PSU’s trustees

Opinion: Our schools, ballfields and gyms must remain free of hate and bigotry

Opinion: Why I voted against the bill to ban plastic bags

Opinion: Who are the homeless? Any of us

Opinion: Congress should continue investing in salmon recovery fund

Sources: Eudaly's new renter measure runs into legal problems

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views | Head-scratching over new forest permits

Our view | Would open public meeting better fit the bill?

Our view | Another aid program no substitute for trade

Albany/Corvallis Area

Think Too Much: An appeal to our political Better Angels

Editorial: Lawmakers again ponder kicker money

Roses and Raspberries for Friday, May 17

Eugene Area

Search for better way to eradicate hate

County budget outlines efforts for homeless

Roseburg Area

Veteran's viewpoint

Medford Area

Kicking back taxes is no way to run a state

Updated climate bill contains many protections

Klamath Falls Area

More aid for farmers no substitute for trade pact

Oregon students deserve better

Business tax and indirect sales tax

Lessons learned from past pipeline protests

Democrats pass multi-billion dollar sales tax for PERS bailout

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