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6.8.21: Embattled Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman’s Republican colleagues urge him to resign; Oregon Speaker Tina Kotek removes Democrat Rep. Brad Witt from committee leadership; Oregon state song gets new lyrics without racist language

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

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Oregon Political News

Mike Nearman, legislator who let armed protesters into Oregon Capitol, faces expulsion

Embattled Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman’s Republican colleagues urge him to resign

Oregon Speaker Tina Kotek removes Democrat Rep. Brad Witt from committee leadership

Oregon state song gets new lyrics without racist language

Oregon Legislature Passes Senate Bill That Paves the Way for Portland to Implement Police Oversight Board

Report of alleged church sex abuse leads to proposed law

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: no deaths, 125 new cases in best day since February

Oregon says it will lift workplace mask, distancing rules when state hits COVID vaccination target

Wildfires

Independent expert gives state hazard tree removal program clean bill of health

Showers and cool weather help push back fire season

Crews battling wildfire in NE Oregon aided by cooler weather

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Oregon socks Portland glass maker with $1M fine for air quality violations

OHSU played key role in study of single blood test for early cancer detection

Hillsboro to open first managed homeless camping facility

Two more Portland Civic Life managers paid to leave

Big firms returning to downtown Portland office towers

Salem Area

No new COVID cases reported in Marion County, 2 in Polk

Central/Eastern Oregon

Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway open from Anthony Lakes to Granite

Wildfire season starts early in Wallowa County

ODOT holding curb ramp upgrade online open house

Albany/Corvallis Area

New Leadership Corvallis class set to start

Halsey bakery cited for COVID-19 violations

Corvallis Council acts on homeless recommendations

Eugene Area

Controversial timber harvest stalled in court

Why Lane County hospitality industry can't find employees

Windstorms, wildfires are climate change wake-up call

Hayward Field welcomes nation's top athletes for outdoor championship meet

Medford Area

Jackson County Public Health reduces COVID-19 case reporting hours

Phone scam tries to get ’donations’ for police officer

Biennial budget passes City Council 4-2

Commissioners approve $474 million county budget

Hedrick AC out, schedule changed

Deadline is today for free fire debris cleanup

Jackson County reports seven new COVID-19 cases, one death

Klamath Falls Area 

Man arrested in Klamath County with 87 pounds of meth

Klamath COVID update: June 7

Southern Oregon Coast

CB parking lot could have water quality benefit

National News

Bipartisan group prepping infrastructure plan as White House talks lag

Louisiana lawmakers pass bill to decriminalize marijuana

Justice Department announces new steps to reduce gun violence

Biogen CEO says $56K a year for new Alzheimer's drug is a 'fair' price

National Opinion

The Memo: Political winds shift against Biden

Business News

US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

Natural Resource News

Research finds S. Oregon winegrape growers can reduce water use

Opinion

Eugene Area

Guest View: Let southern and eastern Oregon leave

Klamath Falls Area

Wuerthner: Forest Service must put forest health first

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Opinion: Wyoming may be too much like America used to be

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