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9.21.2020: Governor’s nominees to struggling forestry department’s board may be stalled as wildfires rage; Brown vetoes shore up $65M+ for wildfire response; The Cannabis Workers Coalition Is Launching the Restorative Justice Movement Oregon’s Weed In

Monday, September 21, 2020



Oregon makes progress against massive wildfires

Cool temps help the battle against Oregon wildfires: Sunday updates

Body thought to be Oregon environmentalist George Atiyeh’s found on his Marion County property

Rash of Oregon arson cases fuels fear, conspiracy theories during devastating wildfires

One-of-a-kind Lloyd’s of London wildfire insurance will kick in for Oregon

Riverside Fire reaches 20% containment

900 Acres of Oregon State Park Land Have Burned, but There Is Good News

Archie Creek Fire now at 32 percent contained

South Obenchain fire 55% contained

Containment increases on Brattain Fire

Oregon Political News  

Governor’s nominees to struggling forestry department’s board may be stalled as wildfires rage

Malheur County last to remain on Brown’s coronavirus watch list

Oregon Democrats won't try to pass cap and trade in '21: report

Brown vetoes shore up $65M+ for wildfire response

The Cannabis Workers Coalition Is Launching the Restorative Justice Movement Oregon’s Weed Industry Has Long Needed

TimberUnity starts signature-gathering campaign for volunteer firefighters

Oregon COVID-19 News  

208 cases, 1 death: Coronavirus cases in Oregon continue to tick upward

Coronavirus in Oregon: 266 new cases, 5 new deaths

Oregon’s coronavirus testing guidance is now weaker than the Trump administration’s

Oregon hospitals continue to dig out of financial hole caused by pandemic

Oregon Election News

How to get your ballot if your home is destroyed

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Some storefront windows smashed during protest march in downtown Portland Saturday night

Portland mayor, police bureau tussle over tear gas ban, chief’s deference to his boss

Portland protest arrests near 1,000 as uprising resumes

The Fight for Low-Income Housing Has a New Complication: City Commissioner Amanda Fritz’s Push for Expensive Water Meters

Sarah Iannarone Faces Elections Complaint Over How She Describes Her Academic Bona Fides

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Cites Three Vigilantes Who Blocked Roads During Wildfires

Salem Area

What is the air quality in the Salem area right now?

Body presumed to be George Atiyeh's found

Donations for wildfire evacuees fill United Way hub

Hazardous air quality from fires worries parents

Oregon officials warn of possible danger at Shellburg Falls

Coronavirus: 5 more deaths reported

Mill City plans to aid displaced canyon families

Furniture Share gearing up to help fire evacuees

Wildfire evacuation orders and resources

Central/Eastern Oregon

Small Oregon school district in county with high COVID-19 rate sues state for barring in-person education

‘The way they were meant to learn:’ Bend-La Pine plans to return youngest pupils to classrooms weeks ahead of schedule

Correspondence between Round-Up Association, state show how 2020 event might have looked with adjustments for COVID-19

Researchers seek to recruit more diverse volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trials

State removes Umatilla, Morrow counties from watch list, Morrow County to Phase 2

Let 'Er Buck Cares comes to fruition

Irrigation district provides funds for water conservation

Albany/Corvallis Area

Only seven new COVID-19 cases for Benton County on Sunday

Benton County virus spike tied to OSU move-in

ZIP code data again shows few cases for Sweet Home

Eugene Area

Lane health officials sound alarm about rise in COVID cases

Fall emerges, bringing clean air to valley

On the Agenda: Eugene explores urban growth options

Vandalism, no arrests at Saturday Portland protests

Lane health officials sound alarm about rise in COVID cases

Roseburg Area

County reports six new COVID-19 cases

To all the forestland owners affected by the Archie Creek Fire

Touring the aftermath of Archie; county EAS system a "massive victory"

Umpqua Basin sees first significant rainfall since June

Medford Area

Oregon wildfire destruction at Medford Estates mobile home park

12 days in the life of a firefighting crew: Battalion helps save southern Oregon homes

Help available for those who lost homes to fires

Jackson County reports five new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Returning to a 'war zone': Locals head back to what remains of their homes

Donations pour in to help wildfire evacuees

13 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County

Voters get notified when ballot signatures don't match

Phoenix High targets Wednesday restart

Klamath Falls Area

Firefighters reflect on the initial attack on the brutal Two Four Two Fire

How crews reined in the Two Four Two Fire — and why it was so bad

Oregon Tech welcomes students back to changed campus

Klamath County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

Klamath County Rotary Club donates funds to Klamath Tribes

Local guardsmen deploy to combat wildfires

Southern Oregon Coast

New Marshfield Junior High takes shape

Coos Bay City Council defines 'news media' for executive session access

Mussel harvesting closed from Coquille River to California border

North Bank Road fire 100% contained

National Covid-19 News

CDC returns to recommending coronavirus testing for anyone who’s had close contact with an infected person

National News

2 Republican senators oppose filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before election

Trump urges Senate to act ‘without delay’ on his pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, dies at 87

McConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight

Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better

Murkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election

National Opinion

Froma Harrop: Climate crisis denial starts at the top

National Election News

Democrats see $31 million surge in donations following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

Biden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll

GOP set to release controversial Biden report

Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll

Most Americans think winner of election should pick next Supreme Court justice: poll

Presidential race tightens in Florida: poll

National Election Opinion

Kahle: How disinformation works (on you)

Collins: Presidentially, two parties is plenty

Environment / Energy News

OSU scientists: Climate change, fuels buildup among causes of this month's catastrophic wildfires

Natural Resource News

Pikeminnow bounty program extended for Columbia, Snake rivers

Smoke, wildfires challenge West Coast wine industry

Final push on for Northwest pear harvest


Portland Area

Editorial: Fire marshal’s leadership change deserves full disclosure by Oregon State Police

Opinion: A ‘yes’ on Measure 110 will ensure Oregon treats addiction as the health care issue it is

Opinion: Look to wildfires history to better prepare for next one

How Bob Woodward inspired an apology letter from Bob Dole to Bill Clinton: Steve Duin column

Sources Say: Adams endorses Mapps over Eudaly

Central/Eastern Oregon

Other views | Planting flowers shouldn’t be treated as a crime

From here to anywhere | Holding each other up in a challenging world

Other views | Together Oregonians can create the state we need and want

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

Eye to the sky | Unprecedented fire weather in an already devastating year

Our view | Stop denying the impact of fuel in big fires

Eugene Area

Already distrustful of nonexistent COVID vax

In My Opinion: A long road to recovery

Guest View: Stopping the fires on our doorsteps

Roseburg Area

Welcome to Distance Learning: Educators and newspaper work together to answer questions about distance learning

Medford Area

County must examine alert policies

Radio stations fail listeners during fires

Klamath Falls Area

Bigby: One of the lucky ones

Bates: America's POWs and missing soldiers deserve remembrance

Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Opinion: Safer As One presents Patriotism vs. Nationalism


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