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7.10.2020: Lawmakers propose $500 for people without benefits; Customers, employees say some Oregon businesses aren’t enforcing mask restrictions; Oregon’s coronavirus count reaches record-breaking heights with 389 new cases and 6 deaths

Friday, July 10, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Lawmakers propose $500 for people without benefits

Oregon COVID-19 News

Customers, employees say some Oregon businesses aren’t enforcing mask restrictions

Oregon’s coronavirus count reaches record-breaking heights with 389 new cases and 6 deaths

Oregon tries to avoid future coronavirus testing shortage as national demand for testing kits soars

Are some ‘anti-maskers’ falsely claiming Gov. Kate Brown’s face covering order doesn’t apply to them -- for medical reasons?

Coronavirus updates Thursday: Oregon smashes daily virus record with nearly 400 new cases

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

COVID-19 survival rate improves significantly at local hospitals

Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties’ reopening plans on hold

Kafoury: COVID precautions a reality until vaccine or cure

Metro rejects business request to delay transportation funding measure

Phase 2 feeling just out of reach for Clackamas County

What Have Six Weeks of Portland Protests Wrought?

Oregon and Portland Set New Daily Records of COVID-19 Cases as Virus Surges Through a Reopened State

Salem Area

Marion County helps develop COVID-19 saliva testing

Glamour Salon sues Gov. Brown, state for $100k

Central/Eastern Oregon

Columbia River tribes gain new clout with major acquisition

Umatilla County reports 54 new cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations up to 14

Community members urge county to add a stop light at ‘unsafe’ Milton-Freewater T-intersection

Hero pulls toddler from Central Oregon irrigation canal

Drought affects parts of Oregon, Bend urges conservation

Albany/Corvallis Area

Yamhill County plans to buy refrigerated trailer for 'mass fatalities’

Corvallis looks at parking rates and fees

Corvallis session set for council candidates

Albany modifies summer Fun in the Park event to address COVID concerns

Eugene Area

Oregon Ducks marquee football game vs. Ohio State canceled

Eugene Y funding among 37 projects affected by virus

Eugene Y funding among 37 projects affected by virus

Churches, eager to reopen, now major source of cases

Roseburg Area

Roseburg Quarantine Cruising 2020 launches with an informal spin around the block

November ballot: Voters to make decisions about drugs, vape taxes, campaign reform

ZIP code search reveals three Douglas County zip codes with no COVID-19 cases so far

CCD Business Development in Roseburg gets $400k CARES Act grant

Medford Area

Grass fire near Medford prompts I-5 detour

Pandemic knocks out softball tournament celebrating addiction recovery

Southern Oregon Coast

More COVID-19 cases in Coos County

International News

Missing Seoul mayor’s body found after massive search

International students face deportation, visa denial as universities switch to online models

National Covid-19 New

Viral outbreak threatens hiring, economic uncertainty

Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed

Fauci says hard-hit states should be 'pausing' the reopening process

TSA adds new coronavirus screening protections following whistleblower complaint

National News

Seattle urged to see a ‘world without law enforcement,’ move 911 dispatch outside of police control

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma, including most of Tulsa, remains tribal reservation

Trump calls New York City 'hellhole' after court upholds subpoena from city prosecutors

Ford employees ask company to stop making police cruisers

National Election News

Joe Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign

Five takeaways from Supreme Court's rulings on Trump tax returns

Trump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us'

Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress

Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street

Trump planning Texas fundraiser amid coronavirus spike

Natural Resource News

Watch for La Nina, federal forecast says


Central/Eastern Oregon

Other Views | Masks are good business ... and Pendleton's businesses need you

Past and prologue | Writing Pendleton's next chapter

Other views | Comments could have been more specific

Our view | DHS stats missing key piece

Eugene Area

Guest View: Tired of the other two parties?

Bouie: Maybe this isn’t such a good time to prosecute a culture war

Medford Area

LNG's benefits don't outweigh risk


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