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6.18.21: Oregon’s comprehensive and contentious wildfire response bill left for the last week in session; Oregon Senate passes plans to trim business tax break, help big businesses cut their federal taxes; Lawmakers will take a ‘big swing’ at mental healt

Friday, June 18, 2021


Oregon Political News

Oregon’s comprehensive and contentious wildfire response bill left for the last week in session

Oregon Senate passes plans to trim business tax break, help big businesses cut their federal taxes

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

Bill that aimed to limit police traffic encounters, arrests dies

Oregon taxpayers could shell out $700,000 to help big businesses get federal tax cut, under legislative plan

Oregon transparency bill on public health, coronavirus data in limbo as Legislature goes into overdrive

60-day residential eviction 'safe harbor' passes Oregon House

Help available: Oregon eviction moratorium ends June 30

COVID-19 News

Medicaid members have among lowest vaccination rates

OHA reports 300 COVID-19 cases, one death

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland mayor says city employees will begin returning to offices in July

Police: Rapid Response Team departures result of stress

These Multnomah County ZIP Codes Have Hit a 70% Vaccination Rate

Portland Police Officers Vote to Disband Rapid Response Team, Multiple Sources Say

Controversial Oregon airport expansion ruling reversed on appeal

Salem Area

Salem-Keizer schools restrict demonstrations at meetings

About 4,000 near Salem without power Thursday afternoon

Salem splash pads to open Friday

Coronavirus: $100 gift cards offered at Salem Health vaccination sites

Salem reassures residents water is safe amid chlorine shortage

Central/Eastern Oregon

BMCC art now reflects its home

Oregon Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, faces potential recall

Washington state administrator subject of final BMCC presidential candidates forum

Albany/Corvallis Area

Lebanon man pleads guilty in COVID relief scam

Lebanon school board considers options for pool

Eugene Area

Lane County COVID updates: 1 new death, 33 new cases

Roseburg Area

Sutherlin Mayor Todd McKnight to step down, incoming mayor Seth Vincent to be sworn in in July

Taking out the trash: Messy property creates headaches for neighbors

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

Medford Area

Medford Water Commission asks customers to use less water due to chlorine shortage

RCC Redwood Campus to hold ‘carmencement’ graduation

Analysis concludes city should keep ambulance service

Medford police sued for $2.5 million over error in teen abuse investigation

Medford eyes tough loo

Klamath Falls Area 

FERC approves license transfer of Klamath River dams slated for removal

FERC decision pushes Klamath dam removal forward

Judge rules Gordon cannot own Eternal Hills, must sell cemetery

County stops services to RV park, residents given 60 days to leave

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

Southern Oregon Coast

Ardiana prepares to wrap up 33-year career in education

Fire restrictions in effect on BLM lands in Coos Bay District

International News

Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US

National Covid-19 News

US to spend $3.2B on treatments

National News

Stimulus payments: IRS opens portal to register for $300 a month child tax credit payments

President Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Republican suit challenging Obamacare

Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision

Delaware set to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2025

Schumer to force vote Tuesday on sweeping election bill

Sanders: Democrats considering $6 trillion spending package

Business News

Airbnb Says It Won’t List Properties That Evicted Tenants. But There’s a Catch.

Environment / Energy News

Plan to remove 4 dams near Oregon-California border clears major hurdle

Klamath River dam removal takes 'major step' as feds allow PacifiCorp license exit

California grid operator calls on residents to conserve electricity amid heat wave

California hydroelectric plant expected to shut down for the first time in 50 years


Central/Eastern Oregon

Eye to the sky: Are you prepared for a wildfire evacuation?

Our view: Problems with state accounting, again

Eugene Area

Guest View: Community preparedness builds resilience

Medford Area

State stimulus proposal overly generous

Klamath Falls Area

Ehlers: Removing Klamath dams is loss of huge investment

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Column: Foreign reference pricing schemes would jeopardize seniors’ health


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