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6.4.2020: Gov. Kate Brown announces framework for Phase 2 of Oregon’s coronavirus reopening: Watch; Oregon’s new employment department chief may call on the National Guard to help with backlogged jobless claims; 26 Oregon counties apply for Phase 2 reopen

Thursday, June 04, 2020


Oregon Political News 

George Floyd protests continue in Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announces framework for Phase 2 of Oregon’s coronavirus reopening: Watch

Oregon’s new employment department chief may call on the National Guard to help with backlogged jobless claims

26 Oregon counties apply for Phase 2 reopening

Interim Employment Department director hears 'clear message to end mounting backlog

Oregon Lawmakers Debut Three Concrete Proposals to Change How the State Is Policed

Audit: Oregon needs to strengthen child care background checks, sex offender registry

Oregon COVID-19 News

No surge in coronavirus since Oregon’s reopening, top health official says

Coronavirus testing now recommended for some Oregonians without symptoms: Are you on the list?

Oregon uses coronavirus data to make decisions about reopening. It refuses to release that data.

Report of 8 coronavirus deaths among Oregon nursing home workers almost certainly wrong, state says

Almost 500 COVID-19 cases linked to workplace outbreaks, state discloses for 1st time

Coronavirus in Oregon: 159 now dead as known cases near 4,400

Now 42 confirmed positive cases in Townsend Farms outbreak

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland protest converges on waterfront: ‘We don’t have an end date’ (live updates)

Portland’s downtown homeless community increasingly caught in police protest tactics

Will Multnomah County require masks to slow coronavirus, like other West Coast locales?

Portland Public Schools’ ‘resiliency bond’ may near $1 billion as board considers Jefferson High remodel

City Council splits on police response to protests

PPS seeks input on building bond

Protests and Riots Fill the Streets of Portland. Four Black Leaders Are Trying to Bring Meaning to the Anguish.

Enormous Crowds Converge in Pioneer Courthouse Square as Portland Protests Enter Sixth Night

City of Portland Drops Opposition to More Frequent Free Meal Distribution in City Parks

Northern Oregon Coast

Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer

Salem Area

Updates: Marion County has spike in COVID-19 cases

Audit: Issues with background checks endangers children

Central/Eastern Oregon

Wallowa Lake State Park slated to open campground June 9.

Pendleton passes $100 million budget

Umatilla County adopts budget as uncertainty from COVID-19 looms large

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State athletics pares 23 positions, including 16 current employees, due to revenue shortfall from coronavirus outbreak

Liquefied petroleum gas stored in rail cars near U.S. Highway 20

Businesses won't get Jamboree boost

OSU athletics announces budget cuts

COMP-NW celebrates the Class of 2020

Eugene Area

Over 1,000 gather for a fifth night honoring George Floyd in Eugene

Gov. Brown approves mid-June return for Oregon Ducks athletes

The Planner: Eugene School Board to vote whether to close Corridor Elementary

Roseburg Area

One new COVID-19 case in Douglas County

First Student bus company honors class of 2020

Medford Area

Poor chinook returns force closure of popular fishing hole

Medford mayor and City Council denounce George Floyd 'murder'

Jackson County up to 68 COVID-19 cases

Klamath Falls Area

Klamath Promise hosts virtual “Graduation Sensation"

Southern Oregon Coast

Coos County has one of state’s highest unemployment rates

Five environmental citations issued this year so far

Downtown Coos Bay Visitor Information Center reopens

Proposed county budget navigates revenue losses

International News

Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from flying to US: reports

National Covid-19 News

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in preventing COVID-19: study

National News

White supremacist group posing as Antifa called for violence online, Twitter says

Congress approves sweeping changes to PPP. Here are the details.

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits California

LA city council president introduces motion to cut LAPD funding

Trump: 'I don't think we'll have to' send military to cities

Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill

House Democrats roll out $500B green transportation infrastructure bill

National Opinion

Commentary: Black Lives Matter. Do buildings?

Blow: Destructive power of despair

National Election News

Priest forcibly removed by police from D.C. church for Trump photo op

Fox News polls: Trump trails Biden in Ohio, Arizona and Wisconsin


Portland Area

Editorial: Turning anguish into action for true police reform

Opinion: Claiming our movement through peaceful protest

Opinion: Police officers like me must earn our community’s trust

Central/Eastern Oregon

Homegrown | The class that was different

Our view | Future should be one that utilizes our diversity

Albany/Corvallis Area

As I See It: Outdoors must be open to all

Commentary: Corporate America, it's time to stand up against racism

Commentary: Trump's war on the hungry

Commentary: Protesters who try to ban cameras miss the point of the First Amendment

Eugene Area

Editorial: Protests won’t stop until police brutality does

Medford Area

Scaled-down fair would be summer bright spot

Local protests peaceful, police supportive

Klamath Falls Area

A busy weekend for free speech


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