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6.21.21: Rare cooperation on tax and housing speed Oregon Legislature closer to end of session; Post-insurrection, states balance capitol security, openness; Fire engines, affordable housing, restrooms: How state lawmakers plan to spend millions in federa

Sunday, June 20, 2021


Oregon Political News

Rare cooperation on tax and housing speed Oregon Legislature closer to end of session

Post-insurrection, states balance capitol security, openness

Fire engines, affordable housing, restrooms: How state lawmakers plan to spend millions in federal relief funds

Lobbying group Mike Nearman invited into Oregon Capitol eluded disclosing funding sources for years

Oregon senator faces recall effort because he didn’t flee from Capitol

Politics and pandemic mark closing days of legislative session

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: 1 new death, 200 cases reported


Wildfire southeast of Mount Hood burning 4,300 acres; Klamath County fire grows to 1,000 acres

Cutoff fire threatens 125 structures in Klamath County

North River Road fire completely lined, 5% contained

Cutoff Fire north of Bonanza burns 1,000 acres

Oregon Elections

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland’s police chief: ‘It’s tough to move forward when you’re really dealing with a lot of setbacks’

Police declare riot after opposing groups fight at Oregon City park

Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer call for freeway caps linking neighborhoods atop I-5 in Rose Quarter project

Capitol Highway work to slow Portland traffic for 18 months

Northern Oregon Coast

Salem Area

Marion County's projected budget near doubles in three years

Central/Eastern Oregon

Hiking community adjusts to new Central Cascades wilderness permits

Highway road repairs around Union County underway

Milton-Freewater experiences an influx of new businesses

Albany/Corvallis Area

Jessica Gomez tours local factory and discusses why she's running for governor in 2022

Wildlife rehab in crisis: Corvallis center lone outlet in mid-valley

Weekly COVID-19 Report: 23 mid-valley schools have active cases, none in senior homes

Corvallis to consider annexing 118-acre site

Pioneer Picnic returns for stripped-down 2021 celebration

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates: Oregon reports Lane County death, 200 cases

Olympic qualifiers: A list of who's made the U.S. Olympic team

Roseburg Area

Highland Games organizers to put last year's experience to use this year

Winston-Dillard Melon Festival goes back to the basics

Riddle's Sawdust Jubilee events packed into one day

Roseburg Public Schools to offer free meals over summer break

Medford Area

State reports 200 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new fatality

Talent offers Spanish translation for public meetings

Changes ahead for Crater Lake visitors this summer

SOU grapples with water shortage

Medford Juneteenth celebration draws a crowd

Klamath Falls Area 

Night flying operations to leave, land out of Kingsley Field

Evacuations issued for 1,000-acre Bly Mountain wildfire

Mazama student finishes associate's degree before high school diploma

Klamath tribal youth reduce fire fuels

FERC decision pushes Klamath dam removal forward

Southern Oregon Coast

International News

National Covid-19 News

National News

Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign video

Stimulus payments: IRS opens child tax credit portal

Biden, Wyden object to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure package

Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack

Congress barrels toward debt cliff

Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states

Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states

National Opinion

Business News

Environment / Energy News

Natural Resource News


Portland Area\

Opinion: Oregon can fix its broken recycling system and improve services for all

Editorial: The messy path to accountability

Opinion: City’s South Park Blocks plan a threat to its unique character

Malicious prosecution: Steve Duin column

Letter from the Editor: More changes in how news organizations handle minor crimes

Salem Area

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: A look at our nation's existential situation

Other views: Recycling bill poses unnecessary expense for newspaper industry

From here to anywhere: Paying it forward comes in many guises

Our view: A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Roses and raspberries (June 20)

Eugene Area

Why workers are resistant to giving up remote work for the office

Guest View: Conveniently overlooking history with Israel and Palestine

Amanda Astor: Juneteenth and loving thy neighbor

Don Kahle: This filibuster fix will revive the Senate itself

Repair the harm done by cannabis criminalization

Roseburg Area

Protect your home from summer fires

Medford Area

Fire season is here. Do your part to keep it mild

 Klamath Falls Area

Faith Matters: Small congregations deliver big results

Southern Oregon Coast


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