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7.23.2020: Oregon’s attorney general argues for temporary restraining order against federal law enforcement; Oregon says it is ‘turning the corner’ on unpaid jobless benefits for self-employed workers; Oregon lawmakers take input on $400 million in propos

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon’s attorney general argues for temporary restraining order against federal law enforcement

Oregon says it is ‘turning the corner’ on unpaid jobless benefits for self-employed workers

Oregon lawmakers take input on $400 million in proposed budget cuts

Thousands of Oregonians in limbo as Congress fusses over unemployment benefits

Gov. Brown expands Oregon’s virus mask order to children, lowers venue size

Oregon COVID-19 News

Hospitalized coronavirus patients in Oregon surge, as state reports 264 new cases and 2 new deaths

Oregon coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Kate Brown issues new rules on businesses as state struggles to control spread

Nearly all Oregon students will be required to wear masks in school, state education officials say

Kids must wear masks, some reopening rolled back

OSAA delays high school football indefinitely; pushes back date for first volleyball, soccer and cross-country events to Sept. 23

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News from the Regions


Fires touch off around Klamath Basin

Portland Area

Attorney arrested by feds among Portland Wall of Moms protesters says she was not read rights

Portland bans police from working with federal law enforcement, targeting journalists and legal observers during protests

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty slams Mayor Ted Wheeler, blames Portland police for fires being set during protests

Wieden+Kennedy lays off 150, blames coronavirus

Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran on police protests and getting tear-gassed

Local leaders used same playbook as protests continue

Portland mayor to address protest crowd Wednesday night

WW’s Best of Portland Issue Has Always Served As a Break From the Chaos of the Moment. There Might Not Be a Better Time for It to Arrive.

Portland Protesters Use Leaf Blowers to Clear Federal Tear Gas From Parks

What you need to know about federal response in Portland

Central/Eastern Oregon

Warm Springs orders 2-week quarantine to slow coronavirus spread on reservation

Pendleton City Council approves new affordable housing

Albany/Corvallis Area

Linn, Benton add 9 COVID-19 cases

Neighbors sound off against Safe Camp

Corvallis water main bursts, police say avoid 35th and Western

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Wednesday: Lane County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

Small, private colleges have advantage to fall planning

Roseburg Area

Michelle Knee named assistant superintendent at Roseburg Public Schools

Medford Area

Hospital cases rise, but outcomes improve, Shames says

Klamath Falls Area

Warner Creek Correctional Facility on list of possible closures

Klamath Falls to form equity task force

Southern Oregon Coast

Southern Coos Health District Board to meet

New confirmed COVID-19 case in Curry County

A modified, scaled down Cranberry Festival is being considered

National Covid-19 New

US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M

California moves past NY, now tops in nation for virus cases

Fauci to testify next week to House panel on coronavirus

DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

Utah sees virus surge -- but not in county with mask order

NFL announces mask mandate for fans

Navajo Nation delays reopening of government offices until mid-August

National News

Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Trump deploys more federal agents under 'law-and-order' push

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Hurricane Douglas could strengthen into Category 3, hit Hawaii on Sunday

Republicans to start unveiling coronavirus package Thursday

Trump announces he's sending federal agents to Chicago

GOP may face choice on tax cut or stimulus checks

White House, senior Republicans pour cold water on short-term unemployment extension

Delta CEO: Over 100 people already on airline's banned list for refusing to wear a mask

National Opinion

Blow: Where is the outrage?

Business News

Nike begins layoffs, shakes up leadership

Oregon county fairs likely to see funding cut in half

Environment / Energy News

EPA proposes mild first-ever aircraft emissions standards

Natural Resource News

Researchers: Avoid overusing Group 1 herbicides


Portland Area

Opinion: Plans to reopen schools are based on hope, not reality

Editorial endorsement: A tough call, but voters should pick Dan Ryan for Portland City Council

Opinion: ‘Rule of law’ must apply to feds as well

Albany/Corvallis Area

As I See It: Will we learn our lesson in time?

Eugene Area

Guest View: Close the deal on the Great American Outdoors Act

Medford Area

Commissioners' letter doesn't change reality


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