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6.11.21: Oregon legislators expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped armed protesters enter Capitol

Friday, June 11, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon legislators expel Rep. Mike Nearman, who helped armed protesters enter Capitol

State scrambles for solutions as major disabilities company plans Oregon exit

Changes to Measure 11 prison sentences appear dead this session

Top Democrats unlikely to allow public hearing on Oregon independent redistricting proposal

Two bills curbing camping regulation clear Oregon Legislature

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: 370 new cases, 10 deaths

Oregon might revamp vaccination lottery to spur more vaccinations

COVID-19 daily update: Oregon hospitalizations up slightly

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office sees new wave of staff departures

Hitachi will build large semiconductor engineering facility in Hillsboro

$40M in public funds wanted for 500-unit Oregon City project

Oregon’s New Law to Protect Houseless Campers May Not Change Portland Policy on Sweeps

Salem Area

Coronavirus: Salem Hospital's year-long outbreak is over

Central/Eastern Oregon

PGE wants to lock up power from Deschutes hydro plants through 2040

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to build new jail

Hermiston couple on the hook for $1,400 after illegally selling crab

Crews tame Wallowa County fires

POWER STRUGGLE: Competition between agriculture and solar energy facilities is heating up

Wheat farmers ponder Simpson's next dam moves

USDA funding available for drought-stricken states

Albany/Corvallis Area

Linn County woman added to Oregon's COVID-19 death toll

As mass clinics end, mid-valley thanks vaccine volunteers

Albany council passes budget, delays fee vote

Driven to success: LBCC holds CARmencement ceremonies

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Thursday: Lane County reports 1 death, 30 cases

Downtown Eugene mixed-housing approved, despite criticism

A Community Thrives grants to help local nonprofits, applications open

Roseburg Area

Roseburg shuts down shave ice truck at Stewart Park

Medford Area

Sudden oak death found outside Oregon quarantine area

Drive-thru vaccinations at The Expo coming to end

Ashland celebrates SOU softball Champions

A month’s worth of rain fell Wednesday

Oregon Tech’s steel bridge team finishes first in national competition

Klamath Falls Area 

Crater Lake rim runs return for 2021

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County drops to low risk as pandemic wanes

Coos Bay Public Library receives national grant for small and rural libraries

International News

G-7 nations set to pledge 1B doses

National News

Merkley, Wyden announce over $39 Million in Federal Funds to boost Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention, Mental Health Services in Oregon

Bipartisan Senate group announces infrastructure deal

Wisconsin GOP spent more than $8M on lawsuits since 2018: report

Price spike triggers new political debate on inflation

Business News

Biggest inflation spike since 2008 tightens the squeeze on US consumers; pandemic shortages push prices higher


Portland Area

Polling: White supremacy has support, sympathy in Oregon

Central/Eastern Oregon

Past and prologue: 'I am a student and I seek teachers'

Our view: Vaccine lottery is worth a shot

Eugene Area

Guest View: I'm a mortician, not a magician

 Roseburg Area

Guest Column: It's been a school year marked with milestones

Medford Area

Disaster alert system depends on everyone

Ashland willing to sacrifice safety to appease developers

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Column: A Convention of States Wouldn't Fix the US Constitution


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