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9.30.2020: Biden, Trump clash at vicious, ugly debate; Oregon names new public health director amid coronavirus pandemic; Gov. Kate Brown Commutes the Sentences of 66 More Oregon Inmates Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, September 30, 2020



Clackamas County loses $526K in timber due to wildfires

Multnomah Task Force deployed to fight Oregon wildfires

OSU experts weigh in on wildfire recovery prospects

Archie containment expected by Wednesday; evacuation levels lowered

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

Power shut off for 65,000 California electric customers

Oregon Political News  

Oregon names new public health director amid coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Kate Brown Commutes the Sentences of 66 More Oregon Inmates Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With school cafeterias closed, Oregon sends school lunch money to needy families

Lawmakers approve money for wildfire bills, housing aid

Portland police union chief introduces 2022 ballot initiative to limit right to assemble 

Oregon COVID-19 News  

Coronavirus in Oregon: 299 new cases, 8 deaths as congresswoman scrutinizes large workplace outbreak

How do you know it’s time to seek professional help for coronavirus depression and anxiety?

Oregon Legislative Press Releases

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Police rush protesters, use pepper spray at North Portland protest

Ghandour aims to be Oregon's first Muslim, Arab woman judge

Homeless shelter to open at former Wapato Jail on Friday

Metro, Portland Business Alliance Switch Positions on Payroll Tax Issue

Wildfire Smoke Is Returning to Portland This Week, but Don’t Freak Out

We Asked Candidates for City Council How They Would Adjust Portland Tenant Protections

Northern Oregon Coast

Tillamook County approves Facebook’s restrictive covenant

Salem Area

Plan to build Costco in south Salem approved

Central/Eastern Oregon

Pendleton businesses explore new ways to dine on Main

Umatilla County case counts still too high for in-person schooling despite changes in metrics

Snake River prison sees COVID cases nearly double in a month, with about 400 cases

Albany/Corvallis Area

OSU experts urge communities to learn from recent fires

Landlords discuss new Brown order

Eugene Area

Lane County could return to Phase 1 of reopening

Creative community initiatives to feed hungry

Roseburg Area

Roseburg Council approves smoking ban

Roseburg kindergartners return to the classroom

Medford Area

Almeda fire victim identified as 55-year-old Phoenix man who stayed behind to protect home

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

Toxic algae advisory updated for Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath County reports a new COVID-19 case Tuesday

Wildfire recovery workshop Thursday in Chiloquin

Road construction projects planned for the week

Southern Oregon Coast

Five new COVID-19 cases in Coos County over weekend

Public invited to candidate meet-and-greet on Friday

National Covid-19 News

Coronavirus cases among young adults jumped by more than 50 percent in August nationally, the CDC says

National News

Supreme Court nominee gives no clues in GOP meeting

Trump administration preparing targeted ICE arrests in sanctuary cities: report

COVID-19 talks hit crucial stretch

Chamber of Commerce's top political adviser ousted

In rare move, Schumer forces vote to consider health care bill amid Supreme Court tensions

National Election News

Biden, Trump clash at vicious, ugly debate

Trump refuses to denounce white supremacy, says 'stand back and stand by' on Proud Boys movement

Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate

The Memo: Debate or debacle?

Joe Biden releases 2019 tax returns before 1st debate with Trump

Appeals court upholds extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

House in near-unanimous vote affirms peaceful transfer of power

New Hampshire poll finds Biden up 8 points over Trump

Trump claims in debate ‘Portland Sheriff’ gave him endorsement; Reese quickly responds: I ‘will never support him’

Business News

Les Schwab sold to California investment firm

Environment / Energy News

Feds issue record of decision on Columbia-Snake dam operations

Providence quantifies huge carbon reduction from Covid-19

Natural Resource News

Nonresidents may clam, crab in Oregon again as of October 7


Central/Eastern Oregon

Our view | Voters should vote to limit campaign contributions

Klamath Falls Area

Other views: Unwelcome news behind budget surprise


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