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7.21.2020: Lawmakers, governors seek criminal penalties, civil remedies for false, racist 911 calls; As masks arrive, some Oregon Employment workers fear coronavirus spread at work; Budget writers unveil rebalancing plan for state

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Lawmakers, governors seek criminal penalties, civil remedies for false, racist 911 calls

As masks arrive, some Oregon Employment workers fear coronavirus spread at work

Budget writers unveil rebalancing plan for state

Relief Fund distributes $10M to immigrant families amid crisis

Oregon COVID-19 News

277 new cases of coronavirus in Oregon, 2 new deaths

New COVID-19 cases, deaths drop from near-record high

'We really need help': Coronavirus overwhelms rural Oregon

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Wildfires

BLM's fire budget includes COVID-19 measures

Fire crews work to suppress wildfire northeast of Canyonville

Douglas Forest Protection Association stops fire near Glendale, fire season heating up

Portland Area

Could In-N-Out be coming to a Portland suburb?

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted unauthorized photographs of federal courthouse in Oregon

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll keep leading police bureau, city exploring legal action to address federal officers at protests

Merkley, Oregon Democrats seek to ID feds in Portland, curb their use of force

Portland protests to continue for 54th night amid controversy surrounding federal officers presence

Portland mayor deputy chief of staff accepts job as Camas’ top appointed city official

Exclusive: Microsoft on Portland-area hunt for 50,000 square feet

Ballots mailed Wednesday for special City Council election

Police union HQ burns, feds clash with Portland protesters

President Trump Has Reenergized Portland’s Protests

Nancy Arteaga Says Portland Public Schools Shouldn’t Reopen Without Rethinking Everything

Rand Paul: 'No place' for feds 'rounding people up at will' in Portland

Acting DHS secretary: I don't need 'invitation' from Portland to deploy officers

Salem Area

Breitenbush Hot Springs to reopen with new soaking tubs, precautions amid the pandemic

Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn to Open the Physically Distanced Beer Garden of Your Dreams

Council orders an independent audit of police

Updates: Salem-Keizer will answer FAQs; 2 more Marion County deaths

MacLaren teachers fight in-person schooling

Central/Eastern Oregon

Clinic, rural Oregon hospital leaders on what PPP loans mean for them

Another big weekend feeds Umatilla County's COVID-19 surge

CTUIR promotes communications director

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State athletics reports 2 positive COVID-19 cases during last week’s testing

Corvallis crowdfunding group continues to feed residents for free and keep businesses afloat

Eugene Area

University of Oregon policy of not publicly releasing the number of athletes testing positive for coronavirus raises concerns

City of Springfield to pay $4.55 million, review police use of force in wrongful death settlement

Coronavirus updates Monday: 15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lane County since Saturday

Corps conducts annual inspection of Hills Creek Dam

Downtown Eugene’s ‘Broadway Streatery’: A semblance of normalcy amid the pandemic

Roseburg Area

Log truck spills load on freeway overpass

Southern Oregon Coast

Grant awarded to Liberty Theatre

International News

Bahamas closes borders to United States due to coronavirus surge

UK suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

The Latest: Mexico cracks down on mask rules as cases mount

National Covid-19 New

No high school sports until December, California says; announcements expected soon in Oregon, Washington

Did Georgia Governor Brian Kemp make the right decision to ‘void’ local mask mandates?

Texas passes 4,000 deaths, but Houston sees rates steady

Wrangling over virus relief persists despite high stakes

White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds

Chicago tightens coronavirus restrictions as cases rise

Kansas governor orders students and teachers to wear masks when schools reopen

National News

Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike

Homeland Security making plans to deploy 150 agents in Chicago this week, with scope of duty unknown

GOP signals Trump's payroll-tax cut in Republican coronavirus bill — for now

GOP eyes more than $70 billion for schools in coronavirus package

Rand Paul: 'No place' for feds 'rounding people up at will' in Portland

Acting DHS secretary: I don't need 'invitation' from Portland to deploy officers

National Opinion

Commentary: Senate needs to get on board with extension of expanded federal unemployment benefits

Commentary: The Supreme Court — again — shamefully makes it hard for Americans to vote

Goldberg: Do progressives have a free speech problem

National Election News

Biden, lawmakers warn of foreign interference in election

Business News

Essentially forgotten: How Covid could be a catalyst for long-term essential worker benefits

Opinion

Albany/Corvallis Area

Commentary: Righting the military's role in our democracy

Commentary: COVID-19 leaving most private schools in financial despair

Commentary: Mask wearing: Maybe you have a right to put your health at risk, but not that of others

Eugene Area

In My Opinion: A hint of hope

Southern Oregon Coast

Phony ‘mask exemption’ cards making the rounds

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