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6.17.21: Oregon lawmakers will take a ‘big swing’ at mental health funding this year; Oregon students shouldn’t have to prove they can write or do math to get a diploma, lawmakers decide; Gov. Kate Brown line-item vetoes $200 million in Oregon schools bud

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Oregon Political News

Oregon lawmakers will take a ‘big swing’ at mental health funding this year

Oregon students shouldn’t have to prove they can write or do math to get a diploma, lawmakers decide

Gov. Kate Brown line-item vetoes $200 million in Oregon schools budget, says lawmakers shouldn’t tap savings account

Oregon proposal to ban preschool suspensions in question, as legislative session nears close

Oregon State Bar says lawyers inundated with calls as eviction moratorium nears end, offers resources

Bill that would change Oregon’s pretrial release system, though keep cash bail, moves through Legislature

Bill to legalize human composting signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon proposal to ban preschool suspensions in question, as legislative session nears close

Oregon unemployment rate holds steady in May

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus: Wasted vaccine doses surging

Oregon reports 7 new deaths, 247 new COVID-19 cases

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Proposed makeover of Portland’s stately South Park Blocks spurs pushback from civic old guard

Putting Up Homeless People in Motels Is a Clever Solution. It’s Also Expensive.

How the Portland Police Bureau Spent $1 Million in COVID Relief Money

A Contractor’s Report Fuels Demands That State Officials Shrink and Cover a Highway Through Northeast Portland

Salem Area

Salem-Keizer schools restrict demonstrations at meetings

Central/Eastern Oregon

Pendleton School District approves stimulus-boosted budget

Albany/Corvallis Area

Lebanon City Council approves budget for 2021-22

Linn County man added to state's pandemic death toll

Eugene Area

Springfield OKs process to select Glenwood developer

Lane Transit District impacted by bus driver shortage

Lane County COVID updates: 3 new deaths, 18 more cases

Eugene PD test 'BolaWrap' tool as way to detain people

Roseburg Area

County announces two COVID-19-related deaths; three businesses see additional cases

Commissioners ask governor to halt pandemic unemployment benefits

Roseburg Public Schools to offer free meals over summer break

Medford Area

MSD considers grading change

Klamath Falls Area 

Klamath Basin water crisis plays out in a different legal, political landscape this time

Ancient Lake County obsidian found in bottom of Lake Huron

Modoc Point Irrigation District receives funding for water conservation studies

Southern Oregon Coast

North Bend Council rebukes one of its own

International News

Biden, Putin agree to return ambassadors, set ‘consultations’ on nuclear pact

Five takeaways from the Biden-Putin summit

China sends first astronauts to its self-developed space station

Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over'

National News

Wyden, Merkley: Oregon Counties and Cities to Receive More than $19 Million in Emergency Housing Vouchers

Bipartisan infrastructure group grows to 20 senators

National Opinion

Froma Harrop: The right's real problem with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Business News

Workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers

Amazon commits $125M for affordable housing near DC Metro stations

Environment / Energy News

NW Natural renewable gas project gets PUC backing, with a caveat

Natural Resource News

Oregon ag overtime bill amended with $100 million price tag

Opinion

Portland Area

Opinion: Recycling bill poses unnecessary expense for newspaper industry

Opinion: Wheeler’s call for civility ignores Portlanders’ tear-gas trauma

Medford Area

County behind the curve in moving to moderate

Southern Oregon Coast

As I See It: Hospitals in Bandon

Guest Column: After COVID-19 fiasco, a sign of internal reform at the FDA?

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