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9.22.2020: Former Oregon Congressman Bob Smith dies at 89; Oregon businesses threaten class action lawsuit over coronavirus restrictions; Audit Finds Oregon Mental Health System Is Failing Children, Staff

Tuesday, September 22, 2020



Oregon wildfire insurance payouts will be a long process, state warns

Gov. Brown surveys Almeda fire devastation, honors two Jackson County sheriff’s deputies for saving lives

Oregon wildfires: Beachie Creek fire expected to burn until late October

Oregon wildfires on Monday: Clackamas County fire 25% contained; air quality mostly good, moderate

Oregon man describes start of Holiday Farm fire in Lane County

Dowty Road Fire reaches 60% containment

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

Canadian firefighters train to join crews in Oregon, California

Opal Creek's Jawbone Flats has some buildings burned in wildfire

Birch Creek Fire 100% contained at 32 acres

Oregon Political News  

Former Oregon Congressman Bob Smith dies at 89

Oregon businesses threaten class action lawsuit over coronavirus restrictions

Audit Finds Oregon Mental Health System Is Failing Children, Staff

Gov. Brown issues vetos on budget line items

OLCC makes liquor delivery rules permanent

DeFazio Secures $5 million in emergency relief funding for ODOT

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Coronavirus in Oregon: 201 new cases, 3 deaths as testing volume remains low amid wildfires

Oregon elementary school closes after positive COVID-19 case

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland's Wilson High reports hate speech in online classrooms

Salem Area

Pacific Northwest College of Art Will Merge With Willamette University

Christy Perry named superintendent of the year

UPDATES: New photos show damage above Santiam Canyon

Wildfires, COVID-19 a double punch for businesses

Salem air quality expected to remain good

911 dispatcher calms callers while his own house burns

4 million acres of Oregon public land closed due to wildfires

George Atiyeh, icon of Opal Creek, presumed dead

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla County reports 20 new cases of COVID-19

Adrian school board sues state officials seeking to return to in-person classes

Stuart Roberts to retire Dec. 1 after nearly 18 years as Pendleton chief of police

Central Oregon restaurants donate to wildfire evacuees

Albany/Corvallis Area

Oregon State's $450 million haul sets new mark for research funding

Corvallis-based brewery aims to raise funds for fight against racial injustice

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

Expanded Corvallis Community Center debuts

Eugene Area

Actress Drew Barrymore, touched by Oregon fire chief's commitment amid loss, presents $10,000 check

Coronavirus updates Monday: County: 'More people now sick ... than we've ever had'

Roseburg Area

Evacuation levels lowered, lifted for Archie Creek Fire

County reports fourth COVID-19 death; six new cases over weekend

To all the forestland owners affected by the Archie Creek Fire

Crews gain 41% containment on Archie Creek Fire

Medford Area

Rogue Valley could see rain this week

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

Phoenix High targets Wednesday restart

Help available for those who lost homes to fires

South Obenchain fire 55% contained Sunday

Jackson County reports five new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Gov. Brown applauds Almeda fire heroes

Jackson County warns that burned home sites are hazardous

Klamath Falls Area

Containment continues to increase on two area fires

More planes, pilots headed to Kingsley Field

Klamath County reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

Southern Oregon Coast

Powers police chief to resign Oct. 15, citing 'vastly different vision'

Online learning still brings challenges for South Coast parents

Elliott State Forest now open

Ten new COVID-19 cases in Coos County since Sept. 15

Taking down hazard trees will improve safety, help get roads and communities open

Two new COVID-19 cases in Curry County

National Covid-19 News

CDC changes, then retracts, its take on coronavirus spread

CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance

National News

Trump administration lists Portland, Seattle, NYC as ‘permitting anarchy and violence’

Top contenders for Trump’s Supreme Court nomination

Empty trucks, late mail: Louis DeJoy’s changes at the Postal Service created 'recipe for disaster’

Tumultuous court battle upends fight for Senate

The Memo: Dems face balancing act on SCOTUS fight

Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election

Shutdown clash looms after Democrats unveil spending bill

Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report

White House opposes House energy bill as Democrats promise climate action

Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid

National Election News

Joe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country

Judge rejects Trump campaign challenge to Nevada mail-in voting expansion

House approves legislation making hacking voting systems a federal crime

Environment / Energy News

Oregon's coal-free future: Where will power come from?


Portland Area

Sources: Local Voter's Pamphlet preview now available

Central/Eastern Oregon

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

Eugene Area

Leave no student behind by remote learning

Already distrustful of nonexistent COVID vax

Southern Oregon Coast

As I See It, Sept. 21: Bandon Fisheries

Pivot Plan is critical for Oregon small business survival


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