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6.25.2020: Audit: Disabled students in Oregon lack enough funding; Oregon lawmakers — mostly masked — convene special session in Salem; Oregon up against $172M hotel-related tax revenue decline, estimates show

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Audit: Disabled students in Oregon lack enough funding

Oregon lawmakers — mostly masked — convene special session in Salem

Oregon up against $172M hotel-related tax revenue decline, estimates show

Transparency, workload rankle lawmakers as session opens

Lawmakers ‘at risk’ during special session

Oregon lawmakers consider state meat inspection to strengthen local meat

Police brutality, coronavirus on agenda as special session starts

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: 3 new deaths as known cases near 7,500, health officials say

Food processing outbreaks persist, spread into communities

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Judge sentences MAX train murderer Jeremy Christian to ‘true life’: He should never be released from prison

Multnomah County budget calls for jail dorm closure, cuts to sheriff’s and DA’s offices, suspension of parole-probation fees

Poll shows a third of Portland voters unsure who to choose for mayor

Portland will get part of PCB settlement with Monsanto

Could Black Lives Matter affect City Council election?

For Nearly 80 Years, the Portland Police Association Has Wielded Power in a Town That Doesn’t Like Cops. That Power Is Now Under Siege.

As the Pandemic Regains Strength, Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran Fears Oregon “Squandered” Its Time at Home

Cannabis Shops Report More Than $130,000 in Losses Amid Portland Looting

Northern Oregon Coast

Lincoln County drops mask exemption for POC after ‘horrific racism’

Salem Area

Updates: New COVID-19 death in Marion County

Two Salem-Keizer board members asked to resign

Central/Eastern Oregon

Rosa leaves Oregon Cattlemen's Association; search for replacement underway

MIlton-Freewater pool to open for 2020 season

Water pipe repair near Baker City uncovers old ore cart, other items

Albany/Corvallis Area

Sprenger wary of special session's thrust

HOPE board resumes its work

Eugene Area

University of Oregon to rename building named after racist past leader

After years of debate over Deady Hall, racist roots prompt UO Board of Trustees to change name

March in protest of Eugene police budget stops at Mayor Vinis' house Tuesday night

Area swimming pools starting to reopen

Roseburg Area

Who should Douglas County be named for?

Local agencies prepare for spike in abuse cases

County unemployment rate edges down

Medford Area

Ashland School Board passes budget, but keeps foot in the door

Pandemic spurs new avenues for giving for Ashland restaurants

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath County reports three new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Southern Oregon Coast

Road work projects continue throughout Coos Bay

Bandon School District to offer online option in fall

National Covid-19 News

Some states break virus records as US caseload grows anew

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

Houston on verge of crisis amid surging COVID-19 cases

Houston on verge of crisis amid surging COVID-19 cases

National News

US inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them back

'A lot' of protestors have left Seattle's autonomous zone, leader says

Second economist to leave White House

National Opinion

Editorials of the New York Times: Why is OSHA AWOL?

Krugman: A plague of willful ignorance

National Election News

Jill Biden blasts Trump as climate change denier, name-checks Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren as leaders

GOP: Trump needs a new plan

Trump rally sparks self quarantine of dozens of Secret Service agents

Biden to accept nomination in Milwaukee amid scaled-back convention

Trump campaign sues Democratic super PAC over ad criticizing coronavirus response

Green Party candidate lays out party's platform

Green Party presidential candidate: Staying in the race could move Democrats further left


Portland Area

Editorial: Mask mandate a small ask for public health

Opinion: Fix Oregon’s public records law to allow scrutiny of police

Editorial: Redistricting initiative deserves Oregonians’ signatures to qualify for ballot

Opinion: Contact tracing success needs community’s caution in reopening

Albany/Corvallis Area

Commentary: Why would Europe want American visitors right now?

Commentary: Statues of Juan de Onate and Ponce de Leon are attacked; let's take a closer look

Roseburg Area

Now isn’t the time to limit school choice

Medford Area

Kentucky makes case for mail voting


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