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6.16.21: Could expelled Rep. Mike Nearman be appointed to his old seat? His supporters want him to try; Oregon Senate to vote on plan to scale back controversial business tax break; Lawmakers could allow cities, and counties to triple their marijuana tax

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Oregon Political News

Could expelled Rep. Mike Nearman be appointed to his old seat? His supporters want him to try

Oregon Senate to vote on plan to scale back controversial business tax break

Lawmakers could allow cities, and counties to triple their marijuana tax

Here’s how to apply for Oregon rental assistance

Better days ahead: Oregon's unemployment rate drops below 6%

Oregon lawmakers mourn death of state senator's wife

COVID-19 News

Oregon moves closer to lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Wildfires

Fire crews battling blaze near Ukiah

21-acre Spring Fire burns off Sprague River Highway

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Downtown Portland picketers demand Oregon extends its eviction moratorium

Oregon job growth remains slow, adding just 6,900 jobs in May

It's full steam ahead for Oregon Rail Heritage Center

Portland Police Union and City Will Enter Closed-Door Mediation to Negotiate Contract

Salem Area

Coronavirus: Polk poised to move to lower risk, Marion still high

 Central/Eastern Oregon

City awards contract for Riverfront Park construction project

Hermiston to break ground on $2.5 million project July 7

Eastern Oregon University holds drive-thru commencement

Children’s museum reopens play space

Patients put off preventative care during the pandemic

Albany/Corvallis Area

Benton County passes $363 million budget

Corvallis adding 4-way stop at Witham Hill-Circle

Eugene Area

Proposal over where people living in cars can park criticized

Lane County COVID-19 updates: 26 new cases, no deaths

How to get rent assistance as eviction moratorium lifts

Roseburg Area

Ashley Hicks loses final appeal for her chickens

YMCA of Douglas County teaches water safety, provides children with tools to stay safe

Dispute over shave ice at Stewart Park continues

County reports 43 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases over weekend

Medford Area

Oregon creamery and Dairy West win sustainability awards

Jackson County to get $801,588 for rent aid

Jackson County moves to ‘moderate’ risk Friday

KS Wild podcast focused on living with wildfire

North Medford structure fire draws two-alarm response

OHA reports 127 new COVID-19 cases

Klamath Falls Area 

Major renovations planned for park in coming years

Modoc Point Irrigation District receives funding for water conservation studies

Klamath County Fair to return in August with bands, demolition derby

Cherpeski thinks clean water, affordable housing key to Klamath's future

Culvert replacement project to cause detour near Crescent

International News

Israel launches Gaza strike in renewed clash

Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal

National News

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Lawmakers mull $30M for I-5 bridge bottleneck in Wilsonville

House fails to pass bill to promote credit fairness for LGTBQ-owned businesses

Harris calls for pathway to citizenship for Dreamers on DACA anniversary

GAO rules Biden freeze on border wall funds legal

Business News

Oregon coffee chain Dutch Bros files for IPO

Southwest's tech glitches stretch into second day

Tech issues hit three US airlines, grounding flights

Environment / Energy News

Judge halts Biden pause on new public lands oil leasing

Natural Resource News

Oregon fee hikes for food safety, livestock and water gain traction

Northwest hops industry continues to add acres

Opinion

Portland Area

Column: A Portland entrepreneur’s perspective on post-pandemic culture

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: Oregon should have an independent voice in D.C. and that means creating independent district

Our view: Mob violence has no place in American democracy

Eugene Area

Repair the harm done by cannabis criminalization

Medford Area

A state House united to protect security

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