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7.20.2020: Oregon restaurant recovery stalls; Furloughed Oregon teachers now receiving jobless benefits; ‘Anarchists’ provoke tear gas use during Portland protests, police tell Oregon lawmakers

Monday, July 20, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon restaurant recovery stalls

Furloughed Oregon teachers now receiving jobless benefits

‘Anarchists’ provoke tear gas use during Portland protests, police tell Oregon lawmakers

Lawmakers, DAS disagree on legality of checks program

Outbreaks threaten to slow unemployment claims

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 436 new cases, 3 deaths

Oregon retailers warn resurgent coronavirus could sink them

Oregon Election News

Rosenblum appeals federal judge’s order on Oregon redistricting bid

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Wildfire in Deschutes National Forest grows to almost 400 acres

Spence Fire near containment

Portland Area

President of Portland police union, targeted in protests, says community has ‘had enough’

Sunday night marks the 53rd straight day of Portland protests and demonstrations

US House leaders ‘alarmed’ at federal officers policing protests in Portland, elsewhere

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty speaks to demonstrators

Hardesty to Wheeler: Rein in your police or give me command

Portland Public Schools Will Reevaluate All Building Names, Starting With Woodrow Wilson High School

Federal Officers and Portland Police Simultaneously Dispersed Protesters Last Night

Fires set, fences moved: Police call Portland protest a riot

Salem Area

Hundreds of maskless gather at State Capitol

MacLaren teachers fight in-person schooling

School board failing to hold peers accountable

Pilot killed while spraying Christmas trees east of Salem

Central/Eastern Oregon

Bend asks tourists to stay away this summer

Pendleton business owner takes down noose after complaints

Umatilla County agrees to pay for joint legal defense from potential class-action lawsuit

Pendleton City Council considers new affordable housing project

Umatilla County wants state assistance in making COVID-19 tests more accessible

Umatilla County wants state assistance in making COVID-19 tests more accessible

Elk numbers decline on Zumwalt Prairie in NE Oregon

Albany/Corvallis Area

Corvallis pro-police rally met with scrutiny by Black Lives Matter activists

After 2 careers, 56 year-year run, Ralph Wyatt navigates retirement

Linn 4-H auction goes online

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Sunday: 10 new Lane County cases, 436 in Oregon, 3 new deaths

‘This is a warning sign’: 40 new Lane County cases in a day, largest jump yet

Land Transit District to install clear barriers around drivers to prevent COVID-19 spread

Facing uncertain fall, schools make flexible reopening plans

Roseburg Area

Douglas County picks up 5 new COVID-19 cases

Alek Skarlatos outpaces Peter DeFazio in second quarter fundraising

State grant helps local affordable housing efforts

Medford Area

Ashland grass fire contained

OSF 'elated' following $4.7 million grant

Hemp goes to college

'Fair Food Frenzy' brings summer flavor to Jackson County

Klamath Falls Area

Donated Chromebooks improve access and equity for Klamath County youth

Southern Oregon Coast

Another confirmed COVID-19 case in Curry County

Blueprint to reopen schools due Aug. 15

Spike continues in local COVID-19 cases

Budget writers recommend closing Shutter Creek

International News

Russia accused of hacking

Trump-Afghan deal passes key deadline, but peace elusive

National Covid-19 New

How the coronavirus spread through one immigration facility

Jobless claims raise stakes in battle over COVID-19 aid

GOP governors in hardest hit states split over COVID-19 response

Trump says Fauci is a 'little bit of an alarmist'

National News

GOP leaders, Trump to discuss virus aid

National housing policy needs a complete renovation

National Opinion

Kahle: Back to school a dangerous fantasy

National Election News

Trump declines to commit to election results if he loses, defends Confederate symbols, downplays pandemic

Trump on whether he'll accept election results in November: 'I have to see'

Environment / Energy News

Oregon, 14 other states set goals for transition to electric trucks


Portland Area

Opinion: What will history say about Portland?

Opinion: A public health case for reopening schools

Editorial: Not under siege, but a city in need

An abysmal learning curve at Oregon Employment Department: Steve Duin column

Editorial: Portland's leaders, it is time - it is well past time…

Salem Area

Replace Lane County’s racist namesake

Oregon SOS getting smarter about child welfare | Guest Opinion

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views | Collaboration is key to moving forward

From here to anywhere | If we can learn to see systemic racism, we can change it

Other views | We either lie about them or omit them

From the editor's desk | Hoping for the best, planning for the worst

Our view | A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

Albany/Corvallis Area

Are parents responsible for how kids turn out?

Eugene Area

Guest View: Do not look the other way

Roseburg Area

A family physician’s COVID-19 policy suggestion to our governor

Medford Area

Give redistricting measure another chance

Fuel reduction is the answer to fire prevention

Democracy survives with unhindered elections

Klamath Falls Area

Trainor: Facts don't change minds, stories do

Other views: Oregon penalized for success on virus


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