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5.20.2020: Federal judge denies injunction for businesses who sued Oregon’s governor over emergency coronavirus orders; Oregon's jobless rate skyrockets to 14.2%, a record high; Public health shutdown leaves Oregon's jobs in a big hole

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Oregon Political News 

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Federal judge denies injunction for businesses who sued Oregon’s governor over emergency coronavirus orders

Oregon's jobless rate skyrockets to 14.2%, a record high

Public health shutdown leaves Oregon's jobs in a big hole

Oregon Veterans’ Affairs launches Educational Bridge Grant program

In Oregon, food stamp applications shoot sky high during coronavirus economic crisis

Oregon COVID-19 News

Oregon: Two new COVID-19 deaths, 33 more test positive

Nursing Homes and Hospitals Have Asked Gov. Kate Brown for Protection Against COVID-19 Lawsuits

Oregon Election News

2nd Congressional District | Bentz, Heuertz take early leads in primary

Jimmy Crumpacker’s Parents Gave $125,000 to Independent Expenditure Group That Targeted Knute Buehler

Oregon voter turnout surpasses 40% as election deadline looms

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Wildfire ignites $15 million timber lawsuit against Oregon ranch

Portland Area

Ted Wheeler leads Portland mayor’s race, unclear if he’ll be in runoff with Sarah Iannarone

Carmen Rubio wins Portland City Council seat, first Latinx person elected

Mike Schmidt wins Multnomah County district attorney race

Portland voters renew 10-cent gas tax measure for 4 years

Metro homeless services tax measure wins

Tigard voters say yes to property taxes for police, Canby schools score with construction bond: 2020 primary election results

Maxine Dexter wins four-way primary to represent parts of Washington County and Northwest Portland

Beaverton voters opt to reformat city government, choose two new councilors: 2020 primary election results

Voters re-elect Oregon Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick in Democratic primary: Election results

Rob Nosse defeats challenger for his Southeast Portland seat after being abandoned by unions

Amid coronavirus, Airbnb warns guests and hosts in Portland: No parties

McMenamins seeks $20M from outside investors

COVID-19 street closures draw cheers and jeers

Clackamas County commissioners approve reopening plan

Multnomah County still figuring out how to reopen economy

Gresham shelter to build center for job training program

Washington County officials to submit reopening plan May 22

Trump announces $185 million for TriMet's COVID response

Milwaukie-area school donates 15,000 sack lunches

The Future of Telemedicine Just Arrived at OHSU. Steve Kassakian Is Helping to Drive the Project.

Salem Area

Oregon primary: Bennett leads early for Salem mayor

Patterson wins Dem primary for Salem Senate seat Swartzendruber leads Democrats in Senate Seat 12 primary

Salem-Keizer staff to receive furloughs days

Group: City pushing out homeless unconstitutional

Willamette Basin reservoirs move closer to refilling

Central/Eastern Oregon

Senate District 29 | Hansell takes commanding lead

House District 58 | Wright takes early lead in Democratic primary

Back in business

Albany/Corvallis Area

Albany approves public safety levy

Toilet paper on a roll: Georgia-Pacific ramps up TP production in Halsey

Benton DA, judges returned to office

Ninth Linn County virus death

Linn Fairgrounds loses $400k

OSU wins another round on dorm project

Benton County Fair & Rodeo canceled

Eugene Area

Oregon Primary Election highlights and results

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

2020 Art and the Vineyard canceled

State gives $929,025 to Lane County for rent relief

Lane County campgrounds will have modified reopening Thursday

Roseburg Area

Oregon DEQ fines Roseburg Forest Products for air quality violations

Perkins ahead in Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

Roseburg's Kat Stone wins state senate primary, will face Dallas Heard in November

Skarlatos, DeFazio win District 4 primaries, will face each other in the fall

Douglas County Fair canceled

County picks up one new COVID-19 case over the weekend

Medford Area 

Voters soundly defeat proposed tax for larger jail

Jackson County election results: May 2020

Camping Is Now Back On in Southern Oregon’s Douglas County

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Jackson County

Coquille tribe plans Medford hotel

Klamath Falls Area

Free COVID-19 testing offered in Chiloquin, Bonanza

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County commissioner race shows Main in lead, Eymann in second place

2020 Coos County Fair & Rodeo canceled

Primary election results

Many beaches reopen on the South Coast, but with limited services, access to facilities

Coos Bay Speedway closes after brief opening

Casino draws crowd

Committee approves $15.76 URA budget

International News

GOP lawmakers call for new sanctions on senior Chinese officials

Trump says he is considering travel restrictions on Brazil

National Covid-19 News

Aides scramble to defend Trump’s use of hydroxychloroquine

Workers file class-action lawsuit against McDonald's over coronavirus precautions

CDC director says US ready to reopen, predicts thousands more contact tracers

Texas, North Carolina, Arizona see rising cases as they reopen

IRS plans to bring some employees back to their offices in June

Delta restoring flights on suspended routes in June

National News

Farm aid applications to open after Memorial Day

Administration awards $1.3 billion border wall contract to firm favored by Trump

National Opinion

Commentary: Mike Pompeo has poisoned the State Department

National Election News

Trump tries to soothe anxious GOP senators

Pro-Trump outside groups raise $16.8 million in April

Biden wins Oregon primary

National Election Opinion

Bruni: I’ll take Biden’s confusion over Trump’s corruption

Guest View: A climate policy that makes sense

Business News

Oregon insurers request lowest rate increases since ACA took effect

Casinos in Oregon and Washington Outline Plans for Reopening

Environment / Energy News

Coronavirus lockdowns have caused a whopping 17% drop in global carbon emissions


Portland Area

Opinion: Churches challenging stay-home orders have forgotten whom they serve

Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Legislature has no time to waste in special session

Eugene Area

Senior: Dump on your office all you like. You’ll miss it when it’s gone

Southern Oregon Coast

It's been my honor

How to tell the world you're open



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