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6.10.21: Oregon will allow homeless individuals to sleep on public land in all communities; Rural Oregonians who want to move border with Idaho say they ‘no longer recognize’ their own state; Oregon legislative budget writers zero in on mega budget

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Oregon Political News

Oregon will allow homeless individuals to sleep on public land in all communities

Rural Oregonians who want to move border with Idaho say they ‘no longer recognize’ their own state

Oregon legislative budget writers zero in on mega budget

After our investigation, Oregon House moves to curb forest institute’s power and budget

Oregon Office of Public Defense Services out of money: ‘It’s a tough thing to try to explain’

Oregon legislative budget writers zero in on mega budget

Oregon death reports soon must note if the deceased was homeless

What's driving the worker shortage in Oregon?

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus: 269 new cases, 16 new deathsAerial photos show impact of Labor Day fires

Oregon OSHA to repeal parts of COVID-19 workplace rule

Wildfires

Oregon officials react to drought, wildfire risks

Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek fires dying down

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland promotes massive citywide cleanup at month’s end; volunteers needed

Police union has moved out of North Portland office, plans to sell it after repairing protest damage

A passenger ferry from St. Johns to downtown will open next year

$7M grant will transform Rockwood motel into 75-bed shelter

A Homeless Shelter in a Never-Used Jail Gets a Government Subsidy From Well-Placed Friends

Audrey Caines Has Been Hired to Recall Ted Wheeler. She’d Like Your Signature.

Northern Oregon Coast

New plan lays out 50 ways to improve hiking at Cascade Head, Thumb

Salem Area

New start schedule in Salem-Keizer schools frustrates some

Aerial photos show impact of Labor Day fires

Central/Eastern Oregon

Baker City man pleads guilty to using COVID-19 relief loan for personal purposes

Hermiston judge retires after 30 years of military service

Owyhee Basin water supplies stay tight

Albany/Corvallis Area

West Albany students stage walkout over schedule change

Corvallis-area libraries opening up with 'browse and go' format

Albany solar farm approved, with conditions

Albany budget proposal would cut fire positions, other services

No trout stocking in Timber Linn pond this spring

Albany school board moves to in-person meetings for members, but not yet for public

Eugene Area

Resolution: Environmental justice to inform state policy

Coronavirus updates Wednesday: Lane County reports 9 cases, no deaths

Medford Area

Fire victim resource center in need of donations

Jackson County records 15 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Man gets jail, probation for Bear Creek Greenway arson

County seeks funding to demolish burned buildings

Joan DeLorenzo, Frosty Boy owner, remembered

Students swarm to Summer Experience

Median home price soars in Jackson County

Since You Asked: Two Jackson County commissioners say they’ve been vaccinated

Klamath Falls Area 

Sanchez: Drought increases impact of bronze birch borer

Southern Oregon Coast

Urban Renewal Agency looks to expand Empire District

National News

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden sponsors bill requiring equal pay for U.S. soccer teams

New report reignites push for wealth tax

House moderates unveil $1.25T infrastructure plan

35 percent say passing infrastructure bill should be top congressional priority: poll

Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure

TSA chief warns of staffing shortages at airport checkpoints

Administration to form working groups to look at reopening travel

Environment / Energy News

Company officially nixes Keystone XL pipeline

Natural Resource News

Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcas

Small farm sets its sights on salad

Opinion

Portland Area

Opinion: Remembrance as a step toward reconciliation of an Oregon lynching

Editorial: Resign, Rep. Nearman, and let Oregon move on

Opinion: Five troubling habits of the Oregon Legislature

Eugene Area

'To affirm bigotry is to grow it:' Fears, hopes and memories during Pride Month

Medford Area

County reserves show prudent management

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