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7.9.2020: Oregon cannabis notches another $100M month, continuing pandemic surge; Portland bureaus cease work on ODOT's I-5 Rose Quarter plan; Oregon Court of Appeals affirms nonbinary as gender marker, overturning Lane County ruling

Thursday, July 09, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Oregon cannabis notches another $100M month, continuing pandemic surge

Portland bureaus cease work on ODOT's I-5 Rose Quarter plan

Oregon Court of Appeals affirms nonbinary as gender marker, overturning Lane County ruling

Psilocybin therapy initiative qualifies for Oregon's November ballot

Funding for 37 state projects killed by pandemic

Employment department workers test positive for COVID

Dangerous stretch of river could become worse

Oregon COVID-19 News

8 members of Newberg baseball team test positive for coronavirus

Pacific Islanders have higher COVID-19 rates than any other race in Oregon

Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report 217 cases and four deaths on Wednesday

Demand for testing surges along with coronavirus: ‘How can it be that we can’t go in and get a test?'

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Willamette Valley having cool and wet summer, but Central Oregon could become wildfire hot spot

Agency officials still perfecting plans to protect wildland firefighters during pandemic

Portland Area

Police union president announces ‘no confidence’ vote in Portland’s City Council

Oregon Appeals Court upholds Portland’s renter relocation law, opponents plan to take case to state Supreme Court

Portland police deputy chief appeals to community to decry violence by what he called ‘well-organized agitator core’

Metro eyes payroll tax for $7 billion transportation package as business groups formally call for delay

Portland approves 10% cap on fees that food delivery apps can charge restaurants

Multnomah County Library tells staff to expect layoffs amid coronavirus pandemic

Steel Bridge will close for 4 weeks for MAX construction project, blocking buses, trains, car traffic

Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties’ reopening plans on hold

Oregon Symphony cancels all 2020 concerts, faces millions in losses

PSU names new chief of campus public safety

Salem Area

Updates: 1 additional Marion County death

Central/Eastern Oregon

Athena-Weston schools to use cohorts and staggered start times to safely return to classrooms

COVID-19 outbreaks spread to new worksites

Albany/Corvallis Area

56-year-old woman is Linn County's 10th COVID-19 death

South Albany names new principal

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Wednesday: 10 new Lane County cases reported Wednesday

Uncertainty remains about Oregon Ducks 2020 football season

Black Unity headed to Springfield for another night of protest

Eugene historical marker honoring prominent Black couple defaced

Roseburg Area

Douglas County adjusts to statewide mask requirement

Opponents say decision not a green light for Jordan Cove

Medford Area

Landowners fight proposed natural gas pipeline

Medford announces layoffs

Klamath Falls Area

Kelley Minty Morris appointed to Gov.'s council on reopening schools

Ragland receives Union Pacific Foundation grant

Blain files candidacy for Klamath Falls City Council

Southern Oregon Coast

City to ask voters for water, sewer rate increases

High levels of bacteria and fecal coliform at Empire Treatment Plant

Coos Bay City Council to adopt diversity resolution

National Covid-19 New

Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of coronavirus surge in Tulsa

Florida emerges as world's new epicenter for COVID-19

National News

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen in fall

Employers can opt out of providing birth control coverage, Supreme Court rules

Supreme Court expands religious rights with trio of rulings

House subpanel advances $695B Pentagon bill with money to change Confederate-named bases

Deficit rises to record $2.7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO

National Opinion

Editorial of the Times-Union: What patriotism looks like in 2020

National Election News

Kanye West breaks with Trump, spells out his presidential platform: anti-vaccine, pro-Wakanda

Biden-Sanders 'unity task force' rolls out platform recommendations

Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035


Portland Area

Opinion: It’s time to give police oversight boards some teeth

Opinion: State must prioritize communities of color for COVID-19 testing

Opinion: Elected leaders need to take action to stop the rioting

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Slow down for farm vehicles

Eugene Area

Blow: Tell the truth and shame the devil

Klamath Falls Area

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