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5.25.21: Oregon sets deadline for those receiving jobless benefits to start looking for work; Postmarks would count for ballot deadline under bill approved by Oregon House; Oregon lawmakers of color notch notable wins, including giving Black people, peopl

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Oregon sets deadline for those receiving jobless benefits to start looking for work

Postmarks would count for ballot deadline under bill approved by Oregon House

Oregon lawmakers of color notch notable wins, including giving Black people, people of color and immigrants more equitable access to relief money, translators

Lawmakers clear civics requirement for high school grads

New Oregon budget forecast brings optimism for higher education

Survey finds Oregonians' urban/rural, young/elderly split on COVID-19 school relief

Oregon COVID-19 News

Six cases of myocarditis after vaccination reported in Oregon

Coronavirus: Oregon to create 'vaccinated sections' at arenas, venues

Wildfires

Utility commission approves power outages for wildfire season

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Homeless individuals file class action suit over city of Portland losing their possessions amid encampment razing

Homelessness in downtown Portland? Poll results rank popular solutions offered by area residents

Coronavirus in Oregon: 25% drop in weekly cases; Multnomah County prepares to ease restrictions

Multnomah County expected to move to lower risk category Thursday and continue reopening

Big vaccine disparities persist as Multnomah County submits equity plan and opens up

Demolition firm claims Prosper Portland rigged contracting process

Portland's Alpenrose property eyed as possible single-family home subdivision

Eviction risks topic of online town hall

Salem Area

Local projects Salem-area lawmakers propose to fund with federal money Best of the Mid-Valley: Nominate now!

Salem proposal calls for multifamily housing, walkable neighborhoods

Detroit drinking water has returned, seven months later

Central/Eastern Oregon

New shelter now open at MERA

Umatilla River basin spring Chinook fishing reopens May 25

Umatilla officials glimpse STARBASE Academy educating kids before September grand opening

Albany/Corvallis Area

Highway 20 near Newport reopens after Monday crash

Another COVID-19 death for Linn County

GAPS names director of equity, diversity and inclusion

OSU adds in-person celebration to commencement plans

Eugene Area

City officials want more info before approving steam plant deal

Lane Electric Cooperative gets FEMA grant for 2019 snowstorm repairs

Roseburg Area

Sutherlin School District to offer free summer food service program

Medford Area

‘A real nightmare'

Two new COVID-19 deaths reported in Jackson County

Matthews named new Chamber president, CEO

Sports complex faces supply crunch

Klamath Falls Area 

Southern Oregon Coast

Lakeside ATV access measure too close to call

Roblan, Johnson appear to oust incumbents on CB school board, DeLeon leads

Bandon voters extend local option tax for streets

International News

Biden discusses Israel-Gaza cease-fire, Middle East relations with Egypt's al-Sisi

National Covid-19 News

COVID-19 Wuhan lab theory gets more serious look

National News

Gordon Sondland files $1.8 million suit over his legal fees tied to Trump impeachment

US sees startling rise in antisemitic attacks

Romney first GOP senator to say he would vote for Jan. 6 commission bill

DeSantis signs bill to fine tech companies for banning politicians

Biden signs bill to help Alaska cruise industry

Natural Resource News

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

Opinion

Portland Area

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