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5.26.21: Oregon will use $28 million left over from commercial rent relief program for small-business grants; 87,000 at risk of utility shut-offs as Oregon ends COVID ban; Gig workers sue Oregon Employment Department

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon will use $28 million left over from commercial rent relief program for small-business grants

87,000 at risk of utility shut-offs as Oregon ends COVID ban

Gig workers sue Oregon Employment Department

Oregon investigating 'anti-Black bias' at state labor agency

'Scary': Student aid requests signal steep enrollment decline at Oregon colleges

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: state discloses huge surge in wasted vaccines

Oregon Tried to Innovate a Policy for Determining Who Still Has to Wear a Mask. It Bombed.

Oregon reports 424 new cases, 4 new deaths

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland Public Schools to put Albina Vision Trust first in line to buy district headquarters

Portland restaurant owner eyes industrial lot for multicultural plaza

Multnomah County moves to lowest Covid-19 risk level

The Oregon Clinic sues insurance carrier to cover lost income during Covid shutdown

Spruce Goose archives could take flight with state grant

Multnomah County Isn’t Sending Vaccine Clinics to Schools

Salem Area

Get help: Local groups get first Measure 110 drug treatment grants

Are local schools following through on their anti-racism pledges?

Central/Eastern Oregon

Central Oregon high school goes online after nearly half of staff and students are quarantined

'Really struggling:' Worker shortage hits central Oregon

IMESD receives grant for Outdoor School site

Fourth of July parade is revived for 2021

Stanfield taekwondo studio holds fundraiser for Hermiston child's chemotherapy

Albany/Corvallis Area

Albany school district names director of equity, diversity and inclusion

Eugene Area

Lane County 2% short of vaccination goal needed to enter 'lower risk'

Coronavirus updates Tuesday: Lane County reports 25 new cases, 1 new death

Lane Electric Cooperative gets FEMA grant for 2019 snowstorm repairs

Roseburg Area

Homeless Commission seeks public input — in private

Sen. Jeff Merkley talks about forest management, infrastructure and more during virtual Douglas County town hall

Study projects I-5 bottlenecks between Roseburg and Winston

County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, vaccination rate up to 51.4%

Medford Area

Group sues over post-fire tree removal in Southern Oregon forest

Video cameras would let public track urban fires

More than 28,000 more Jackson County residents need vaccinations to reach governor’s 65% goal

Homeward bound

Community group takes lead on Pioneer Hall engineering phase

Klamath Falls Area 

Irrigators set up camp next to Klamath Project headgates

Southern Oregon Coast

Fewer children are being reported in the foster system

Coquille school bond appears to fail by inches

National Covid-19 News

CDC: Half of US adults now vaccinated against COVID-19

National News

DA convenes grand jury to weigh criminal charges against Trump, report says

DeFazio negotiates $1.7 billion for Amtrak in American Rescue Plan

DeFazio announces more than $130 million for colleges and universities

Schumer tees up vote on Jan. 6 commission bill

Schumer says Senate will move on Biden's infrastructure agenda in July

Tech company backs out of Arizona election audit

Bipartisan infrastructure talks on life support

National Opinion

Guest editorial: World needs America's help on vaccination

Business News

TSA hiring 1K more officers before July 4 amid surge in travel

Biden looking overseas for electric vehicle metals: report


Salem Area

Anniversaries are painful reminders, but also chance to recommit

Central/Eastern Oregon

Another mile: Inspiring our everyday lives

Other views: Time for dialogue on dam removal issues

Our view: Government accountability is in our hands

Eugene Area

Guest View: Reflecting on mission during Mental Health Awareness Month

Medford Area

Water for mobile park should be a top priority


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