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6.9.21: Bill allowing DAs and prisoners to ask court to review sentence, conviction heads to governor’s desk; Excessive trash, illegal dumping force Oregon campground closures; Senate passes bill to boost US chip industry, counter rivals

Wednesday, June 09, 2021


Oregon Political News

Bill allowing DAs and prisoners to ask court to review sentence, conviction heads to governor’s desk

Excessive trash, illegal dumping force Oregon campground closures

Senate passes bill to boost US chip industry, counter rivals

House delays start of paid family leave in Oregon

Bill to expand protections for Oregonians’ gender identity clears Oregon Senate

COVID-19 News

Four Oregon businesses issued more than $44,000 in fines for ‘willful’ coronavirus violations

These 21 Oregon counties will be in COVID ‘lower risk’ level on Wednesday

Little risk level change as Oregon nears vaccination goal

Oregon workplaces may soon operate with relaxed COVID-19 safety requirements

Oregon requires coronavirus vaccines for farmed mink


Wildfire season starts early in Wallowa County

Firefighters in NE Oregon aided by cooler weather

Oregon Elections

Republican Jessica Gomez enters 2022 governor’s race, joining GOP candidates Bud Pierce and Stan Pulliam

High-profile tech exec launches run for Oregon governor's office

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland pays $195K to get rid of 2 more employees at dysfunctional bureau

Oregon beefs up graffiti removal along Portland freeways but struggles to eradicate it

Mental heath services needed for Clackamas County homeless

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Will Return as an In-Person Event This Summer

Salem Area

COVID update: 6 new deaths, including Marion County man

House Republicans call on Rep. Nearman to resign

Police investigating homicide at northeast Salem motel

Report of alleged church sex abuse leads to proposed law

Central/Eastern Oregon

The Columbia River Gorge Is Making Debris From an Eagle Creek Landslide Available to the Public as Firewood

Students face vaccine question

ODOT holding curb ramp upgrade online open house

Central Oregon farmer offers grim picture to state legislators

Albany/Corvallis Area

Albany budget proposal would cut fire positions, other services

Corvallis fitness firms can use city parks

Eugene Area

In-person UO commencement to return Saturday

Vaccine goal reached: Lane County moving to 'lower risk' at midnight

Roseburg Area

Douglas County COVID-19 cases level off over weekend

Roseburg apartment complex gets early approval

Medford Area

Iconic Galice Resort on Rogue River burns down in fire 

Galice Resort destroyed in fire

Local fire departments are shown new fire engines as 2021 fire season approaches

Fire victim resource center in need of donations

Fire danger level increases in Jackson and Josephine counties

Tech owner runs for governor

Jackson County cities adopt evacuation zones

SOU wraps up listening sessions

Southern Oregon Coast

Holiday lights will return to Oregon coast's Shore Acres this year

Coos Bay District sells 7 million board feet of timber

North Bend receives grant, will open pool for free

International News

CDC issues updated COVID-19 travel guidance for dozens of countries

Senate passes long-delayed China bill

Russia threatens to leave International Space Station program over US sanctions

National News

FDA OKs controversial Alzheimer’s drug

Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican

Senate GOP blocks bill to combat gender pay gap

Environment / Energy News

Biden administration eyes potential offshore wind sites in Gulf of Mexico


Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views: 561,000 reasons to support superintendents of color in Oregon

Our view: Voters invest in law enforcement

Eugene Area

Guest View: Time for a change in Lane County's DA office?

UO Graduate Village students rehoused in other campus apartments

Don Kahle: Greater Idaho: thinking it through

Southern Oregon Coast

Oxford comma is not the answer


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