U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has renewed his effort for an extension of unemployment benefits as the Oregon Employment Department continues to work on 70,000 claims filed by people newly eligible for those benefits.
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- Eviction shield extended through Sept. 30
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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has renewed his effort for an extension of unemployment benefits as the Oregon Employment Department continues to work on 70,000 claims filed by people newly eligible for t…
Oregon’s COVID-19 infection rate is rising so fast that unless checked, businesses may have to close again and reopening schools this fall could be jeopardized, top state officials said Wednesday.
One special session of the Oregon Legislature is history, but a second is coming.
Gov. Kate Brown says she is committed to maintaining the $9 billion that state lawmakers budgeted for the operation of Oregon’s public schools in the current two-year cycle.
All Oregon residents will be required to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces starting Wednesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.
One down and one to go.
Oregon residential and commercial tenants will still be shielded from evictions through Sept. 30, after which a new law will give them six months to pay back rent owed their landlords.
Oregon legislators reached a swift consensus Friday on half a dozen bills that one of their chief advocates says will move toward improving police practices and accountability.
The Oregon Legislature convened a special session on Wednesday amid a worldwide pandemic that has killed over 121,000 people in the United States.
A state-led audit found that students with disabilities aren't receiving adequate support from Oregon schools due to limited funding, rising caseloads, difficulty hiring and retaining special …
SALEM — Two days of proposed legislation and public testimony have led up to a special session of the Oregon Legislature, which is set to open Wednesday to consider police accountability and p…
Coronavirus pandemic, record unemployment, shuttered businesses, massive street demonstrations, armed militias on the streets — with the wildfire season just starting.
Legislators from both parties paid tribute Thursday to former Rep. Vic Gilliam of Silverton, who died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , a progressive disease that affects t…
About 70,000 Oregonians newly eligible for unemployment benefits — the self-employed, independent contractors, gig and temporary workers — await state processing of their claims.
Oregon’s U.S. senators, both Democrats, called on the Republican majority to allow a vote on legislation to give permanent status to thousands of young immigrants brought to this country illeg…
A new shutdown of Union County is possible if tracing and quarantining don’t halt a spike in the county that pushed the state to a record 278 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday.
Whether lawmakers went too far last year in changing the public-pension system to reduce its future obligations is now in the hands of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Bills to tighten the accountability of police after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis would lead a list of about two dozen action items proposed for a special session of the Oregon Legi…
Oregonians split sharply along political lines over lifting COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, according to a statewide poll released last week.
Phase 2 began June 5, which gave an opportunity for pools in the approved counties to reopen for the 2020 summer season, but restrictions, costs and staff are some of the reasons why Gleason P…
Oregon legislators will begin to review Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed spending cuts, hear what the public has to say about them, and come up with their own plans.
Maxine Dexter will take the House District 33 seat seven months earlier than she planned.
College life will look a lot different when students return to school in the fall, with students being asked to stay 6 feet apart and many traditional campus activities off limits.
Oregon reported a new record for COVID-19 infections on Thursday as health officials cautioned the phased “reopening” of the state depended on residents not returning to pre-pandemic patterns.
The nine minority-group members of the Oregon Legislature will promote bills to tighten the accountability of police after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests …
This fall, Orgon's K-12 students may finally get to return to their classrooms for the first time in half a year, based on new state safety guidelines. But school won't look the same as it did…
Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services had bad news and good news for customers stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s bigger than some states, includes two time zones and is a bright red Republican stronghold in a deeply blue Democratic state. Oregon’s CD2 — shorthand for the 2nd Congressional District —…
The new interim director of the Oregon Employment Department says the staff has made measurable progress in reducing the backlog of regular claims and increasing the number of phone calls answered.
Beginning Friday, people in 31 Oregon counties will be eligible to return to work in offices, have larger parties, enlarge religious congregations, play tennis, and stay at bars and restaurant…
Gov. Kate Brown is sending 100 Oregon State Police troopers and 50 Oregon National Guard soldiers to Portland to assist with quelling violent protests that have rocked the city for several nights.
Abnormal is the new normal for thousands of students from kindergarten to Ph.D. programs in Oregon during the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers were told Friday.
Oregon voters love vote-by-mail. So does the governor and two senators, all Democrats. Plus the secretary of state, a Republican.
Oregon lawmakers will get a new chance to question officials about the much-criticized performance of the Employment Department in handling a record number of claims during the shutdown of bus…
State legislators heard a parade of woes ranging from ruined businesses to crippled conservation education programs to the likelihood of devastating wildfires, all during a fast-paced hearing …
Oregon has to prepare for a possible second spike of COVID-19 in the fall, fight wildfires while not spreading the infection to crews, and do it with budgets slashed by the state's dire financ…
Knute Buehler says he will not run for governor in 2022 and endorses
Oregon is moving into the third stage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but still has a long way to go until it is over, the House Interim Committee on Health Care heard Thursday.
Gov. Kate Brown says federal aid must go hand in hand with spending cuts to offset almost $3 billion that state tax collections and other sources will be short.
Former Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario won the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District in Oregon on Tuesday.
Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday morning that most Oregon counties will be allowed to take the first step toward lifting emergency limits on activity put in place since March by the COVID-19…
The Oregon Legislature is preparing to meet as early as next month at the Capitol to deal with an estimated $3 billion gap in the state budget due to the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
A lawyer for state Rep. Diego Hernandez has served notice of a tort claim against the state and how the Oregon House has handled its investigation of allegations against the Portland Democrat …
The Oregon State Police would make the “heartbreaking” decision to lay off almost 200 personnel and close nine field offices under a proposal submitted to Gov. Kate Brown.
Baker County Circuit Court Judge Matt Shirtcliff issued a preliminary injunction declaring Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic as “null and void” Monday morning.
Shemia Fagan has now raised more than $500,000 — $100,000 more than her two Democratic rivals combined this year — in her race for Oregon secretary of state in the May 19 primary.
Gov. Kate Brown says she hopes federal aid will cushion the blow of proposed state spending cuts that could amount to 17% of their shares of the tax-supported general fund.
State officials initially did not want to include bars in the first phase of reopening Oregon counties. That is why bars and restaurants that open for dine-in service must close by 10 p.m. und…
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says an extension of unemployment benefits, a likely prospect as more laid-off workers file claims in Oregon and nationally, should be tied to automatic economic triggers.
The Oregon Department of Environment Quality will not impose new regulations this year stemming from the governor’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide.
A plan to reopen Oregon’s businesses and allow social gatherings will rely on a three-phase approach, with major decisions being made at the county level, depending on local health conditions.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley says a broad shield against legal liability is unnecessary for businesses to reopen after a weeks-long shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 70% of Oregon business owners report a decrease in sales since the start of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of 5,000 businesses around the state.
Hair, nail, massage, tattoo and similar salons might reopen with strict requirements to keep apart and follow extensive hygiene procedures, according to COVID-19 draft guidelines posted Tuesda…
Before Bernie Sanders halted his presidential campaign, he might have caused a surge in Oregon voters who switched to being Democrats for the state’s May primary election.