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9.29.2020: Oregon extends residential eviction ban until Dec. 31; Vendor contests Oregon’s choice for employment department tech upgrade, further delaying project; Oregon eviction moratorium extended for residents, but not businesses

Tuesday, September 29, 2020



Clackamas County fire now 37% contained; Gov. Kate Brown touring burned area Monday

Dowty Road Fire reaches 100% containment

Failed emergency alerts raise questions for future

Oregon Political News  

Oregon extends residential eviction ban until Dec. 31

Vendor contests Oregon’s choice for employment department tech upgrade, further delaying project

Oregon eviction moratorium extended for residents, but not businesses

A Risk Assessor Says the State of Oregon Lost Court Cases It Should Have Settled—and Punished Her for Speaking Up

Oregon Lawmaker Files Ethics Complaint Against Union Lobbyist

Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Coronavirus in Oregon: No deaths and 181 new cases; weekly positivity rate 6.3%

How is Wheeler County staying COVID-free?

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Portland police oversight ballot measure has detractors, but no formal opposition

ACLU calls for special prosecutor after video shows officers’ aggressive tactics during weekend protests

Metro candidates agree transportation bond isn’t perfect but will support it

Financial picture brightens for OHSU, as it restores salaries, lowers tuition increase

Federalized PPB officers will stay deputized through 2020

Clackamas County groups push for Children's Safety Levy

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Explains Controversial Water Meter Proposal

Working Families Party Candidate Ashton Simpson Wins Endorsements of Rep. Rob Nosse, County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson

Salem Area

Multiple people dead following possible 'hostage situation'

Central/Eastern Oregon

Umatilla National Forest vies for Great American Outdoors Act funding

CCO metrics report gives snapshot of Eastern Oregon health

COVID-19 infections at SRCI nearly double in one month

Water conservation no pipe dream for Ochoco Irrigation District

World demand grows for soft white wheat

Albany/Corvallis Area

Linn County ends three-day stretch of double-digit COVID-19 cases

Displaced Linn County residents can still vote Nov. 3

Eugene Area

Lane County reports 75 new cases, 1 death over weekend

Parenting Now!: COVID-19 increases the stress on families

Roseburg Area

Sutherlin primary school student tests positive for COVID-19

Medford Area

Almeda fire victim remembered as a hero

Automotive business works to get 10 cars to 10 families hit by fires

Jackson County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

Local crews ready for potential new fire starts

Klamath Falls Area

Despite last week's rain, fire danger still high

Klamath County reports 9 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Klamath looks to continue development surge

Southern Oregon Coast

LDS Church donates to South Coast food banks

North Bend volunteers help deliver California aid to fire-ravaged Oregon

Organizations awarded $25.7 million in coronavirus relief fund cultural support

North Bend hires new city administrator

Two opposing events planned for Saturday

International News

Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

National Covid-19 News

Trump announces plan to distribute 100M rapid COVID-19 tests to states

More than 20 states report coronavirus spikes as experts warn of fall, winter surge

National News

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s Federal Relief Bill for Independent Restaurants Inches Closer to a Vote

Democrats unveil scaled-down $2.2T coronavirus relief package

National Opinion

Other views: Amy Coney Barrett: Let's learn more about her

National Election News

Poll: Voters in battleground states favor Biden on health care issues, including coronavirus response

Trump tax reveal roils presidential race

Five takeaways from NYT Trump taxes bombshell

New poll shows Biden up 9 points in Pennsylvania

GOP asks Supreme Court to halt mail voting extension in Pennsylvania

Voter registration spiked in days immediately following Ruth Bader Ginsburg death

Environment / Energy News

Oregon recognized as leader in efforts to stem climate and ocean changes


Portland Area

Opinion: Why real news matters amid twin pandemics of COVID-19 and fake news

Editorial endorsements 2020: The Oregonian/OregonLive Editorial Board’s recommendations for the 2020 election

What would you ask Portland’s candidates for mayor?

Salem Area

Decriminalize low-level possession of controlled substances

Central/Eastern Oregon

Commentary: How national forests suffer from anti-forestry obstruction

Albany/Corvallis Area

Mona Charen: GOP wants it both ways on high court

Eugene Area

Guest View: No better champion of the law

A statewide barn raising

My generation is being raised to hate America

Oregon's governing system not working


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