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8.4.2020: Governor's office: DHS wrong about state, local law enforcement assistance; No agreement on policy bills for special session; New Racial Justice Council to change programs and policies

Tuesday, August 04, 2020


Oregon Political News 

Governor's office: DHS wrong about state, local law enforcement assistance

No agreement on policy bills for special session

New Racial Justice Council to change programs and policies

OSU data science initiative addresses issues in Oregon’s rural communities

Oregon COVID-19 News

Coronavirus in Oregon: Positive test rate climbs to 6.1%, highest in four months

Oregon reports 272 new cases, two new deaths from COVID-19

OHA: Second-lowest COVID-19 case total since July 8 reported

3 more virus deaths in Oregon

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions


Operations winding down on Matlock Fire

Firefighters quickly suppress fire near Yoncalla by using pump and roll tactic

Portland Area

Portland starts $8.9 million Naito Parkway project, 1st of 2 to transform the street

Portland police smash window, slash tires of woman’s Prius during protest dustup (video)

Portland police still haven’t approved policy for sharing information on compromised officers with prosecutors

Aftermath of 63rd night of Portland protests

Covid-19 spread in Multnomah County doesn't appear related to protests, health official says

Portland Police Used Tear Gas Nearly 100 Times Since May, According to Portland State University Analysis

Portland Public Schools May Provide $1,000-a-Month Childcare While Schools Are Otherwise Closed

Opponents of Metro’s Multibillion-Dollar Transportation Measure File Ballot Title Challenge

Salem Area

Coronavirus: 1 new Marion County death reported

Teenager injured after jumping off waterfall at Silver Falls

Reward offered for tips about Salem pallet fire

Central/Eastern Oregon

In the Center of Eastern Oregon’s COVID-19 Outbreak, One Resident Sees Public Trust Breaking Down

Marigold Hotel resolves chronic nuisance issue

Umatilla County passes 2,000 confirmed cases

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State athletics reports no new positive COVID-19 cases from last week, total remains three through seven weeks of testing

COVID-19 raises new questions for septic systems

Albany Options School names new principal

COVID-19 in the mid-valley: How testing and tracing are taking shape

Online forum set for Benton health director finalists

Eugene Area

Coronavirus updates Monday: 10 new Lane County cases, 2 more Oregon deaths

Springfield investigating use of force, reviewing footage of Thurston protest

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Roseburg Area

Important terms to know before the school year starts

Medford Area

Jackson County commissioners say school reopening metrics unattainable

Jackson County confirms 9 new COVID-19 cases

Klamath Falls Area

Bureau of Reclamation to invest $1.2M in updated science for Klamath Project

Biologists look for ways to reduce wolf attacks on livestock

Evidence shows early human habitation at Paisley Caves

Southern Oregon Coast

Two COVID-19 hospitalizations reported; one new workplace outbreak

Southern Coos Hospital appoints CFO, new board member

New tech added to Coos Bay Police uniform

International News

Trump order aims to curb US agencies' use of foreign workers

National Covid-19 News

7 Cardinals players, 6 staff test positive for coronavirus

Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020

Trump won't say if he disagrees with Birx that virus is widespread

National News

PPP loans increased small-business survivability by up to 30%, study finds

Isaias regains hurricane strength heading for Carolinas

Census Bureau confirms plans to end data collection early

Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax

EPA transition back to the office alarms employees

National Opinion

Editorial of The Baltimore Sun: Misogyny is very much alive

Manjoo: How do you know a human wrote this?

Friedman: If our masks could speak

National Election News

Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks

Nevada governor signs bill to allow mail-in voting after Trump promises legal challenge

Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes

Conservative policy director says Trump camp right to put ads on hold

Business News

Spirit Airlines warns it could furlough up to 30 percent of employees

Norwegian cruise line halts all trips after coronavirus outbreak on ship

Natural Resource News

76 Salmonella cases in Oregon linked to red onions

Can't take me out to the ballgame: COVID-19 reveals ag's impact on baseball


Portland Area

Letter from the Editor: Answers to reader questions

Medford Area

Portland activists: Learn from John Lewis

Southern Oregon Coast

As I See It, Aug. 3: Master Plan for Bandon



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