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Top Democrats in Oregon legislature will try to protect businesses, government agencies from COVID-19 lawsuits -- but not this session

Oregon House votes to repeal law allowing driver license suspension for inability to pay fines

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown approves early release of 57 inmates vulnerable to coronavirus

Oregon lawmakers poised to delay key police accountability bill

Thousands of furloughed Oregon educators have been waiting weeks for their benefits

First special session day focuses on extending halt to residential evictions

Lengthy committee hearing slows special session

Oregon lawmakers plow through COVID, police bills

Oregon COVID-19 News

2 new deaths as known cases near 7,500: Coronavirus in Oregon

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

295 Portland city workers take bereavement leave after mayor OKs time off to mourn police killings of Black Americans

Number of Portland 911 and non-emergency calls reached more than two-decade record on May 30

Portland part of $550 million Monsanto settlement of environmental contamination suit

Portland protests continue on 1-month anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Markisha Smith, Portland’s Equity Director, Explains What Must Change

Central/Eastern Oregon

Local teens and Pendleton PFLAG team up to host city's first-ever Pride parade

Four more people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Umatilla County

Oregon Department of Forestry initiates fire season in Northeast Oregon District

Dive teams locate truck in Columbia River

Albany/Corvallis Area

'Someone will die': Jefferson Fire urges floaters to avoid Santiam River

Four-week spike in COVID-19 cases

8 new cases in mid-valley

Lebanon, Sweet Home libraries open up

Benton County urges mask use

Eugene Area

Oregon Ducks’ decision not to report the number of athletes testing positive for coronavirus raises oversight concerns

Police in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration

Roseburg Area

Douglas County Board of Commissioners approves 2020-21 budget with modifications

Firefighters converge on Reservoir Hill for wildfire training

Medford Area

Two prison inmates from Jackson County to be released

Drive-up fundraiser will help kids and families

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions make changes to jetboats amid COVID-19

Klamath Falls Area

SCOEDD launches Business Assistance Grant Program

Klamath County reports seven new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Klamath Tribes confirm 8 positive COVID-19 cases

Southern Oregon Coast

Bandon School District to offer online option in fall

Additional COVID-19 cases reported

National Covid-19 News

Health officials estimate 20 million Americans have had coronavirus

Texas backtracks on reopening, states order new precautions as coronavirus cases near record high

White House task force tracking coronavirus spikes even as Trump says virus is 'going away': report

Aviation workers' unions ask Congress for another $32 billion in payroll aid amid COVID-19 resurgence

National News

IRS sent stimulus checks to more than 1 million dead people, government watchdog agency says

House passes police reform bill that faces dead end in Senate

Trump administration calls for Supreme Court to strike down ObamaCare

Three GOP lawmakers vote for Democrat-led police reform bill

Business News

Nike posts $790m loss as coronavirus keeps shoppers home

Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

Inside my shoes | Backyard pool creates chemical warfare

Eugene Area

In My Opinion: Time is now for cultural change

Roseburg Area

Now isn’t the time to limit school choice

Medford Area

Police reforms are overdue, even here

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