Governor Kate Brown on Sunday issued Executive Order 20-11, placing a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
At the direction of Governor Kate Brown, and in keeping with the guidance that all Oregonians should stay home and stay healthy, the Oregon State Park system will close at the end of the day Monday, March 23. Day-use areas will be closed starting March 23 at 5 p.m. Campers need to check out no later than 1 p.m.
Oregon's primary elections will proceed as scheduled on May 19, the state's top election official said Thursday, though results may be slower to come in because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rebekah Brewis was sentenced Thursday nearly two years in prison after stealing over $10,000 in donations that should have gone toward supporting the Portland Women’s March.
Tens of thousands of workers laid off, losing income as rent or mortgage payments are due. Small businesses shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak, and at risk of never reopening their doors again.
PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown late Tuesday announced an extension of her previous statewide school closure order to combat the spread of coronavirus, saying now schools will be shuttered until at least April 28.
SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s water regulators exceeded their authority when they shut off wells within 500 feet of waterways in the Upper Klamath Basin last year, a judge has ruled.
PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Monday banned on-site consumption at bars and restaurants around the state for at least four weeks in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and said gatherings will be limited to 25 people or fewer.
A former pharmacist is suing Central Oregon's largest health care provider for $1.2 million saying the hospital maintained a hostile work environment that included gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon's largest hospital is preparing for a surge in coronavirus patients by reducing non-essential surgeries and halting all medical research except that dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of COVID-19, Oregon Health & Science University said Monday.
Oregon's governor made a plea Monday for younger, healthier people to keep their distance from others, warning they could be asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus and that “following the guidelines on social distancing is a matter of life and death for others.”
The Oregon Department of Human Services has designated a licensing oversight team assigned to launch illness-prevention reviews at all nursing, assisted living and residential care communities statewide, including those providing memory care, beginning yesterday. The specialized reviews will focus on pandemic response plans and infection control procedures, according to a news release from DHS.
In an end run around Republican legislators, Oregon's Democratic governor ordered the state on Tuesday to lower greenhouse gas emissions, directing a state agency to set and enforce caps on pollution from industry and transportation fuels.
Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced Tuesday the expansion of a pilot program that will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in Oregon to use their benefits to purchase food online from Amazon and Walmart. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced eight new agreements with parties responsible for cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site on the Willamette River.
The U.S. Forest Service wants to change the rules for recreation in the hundreds of underground caves that dot the Deschutes National Forest to protect them from vandalism.
KEIZER (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who died after the car she was driving plunged into the Willamette River north of Keizer last week.
SALEM (AP) — As Democratic Gov. Kate Brown finalizes an executive order to cut Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions, a panel of Oregon lawmakers on Monday allocated $5 million to back the effort, though Republicans opposed it and predicted a court fight.
SALEM (AP) — Oregon has reached an agreement with private health insurance companies to waive co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles for Oregonians who undergo testing for COVID-19 at a facility that's within their insurance network, Gov. Kate Brown announced.
A total of three bills passed while hundreds died as the Oregon legislative session went down in flames and cost taxpayers a half-million dollars, including $151 per diems to minority Republican lawmakers who went into hiding to kill environmental legislation.
Seven defendants were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme that defrauded banks in Oregon and elsewhere for over $900,000.
A total of $4.58 million was donated to the Oregon Cultural Trust last year for FY2021, increasing investment for Oregon’s cultural community.
A mail carrier who stole thousands of dollars worth of cash deposits and money orders from her mail route was sentenced to four years in prison.
The 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season will end on March 8 when cookie booths close up for the last time until 2021. This year, Girl Scouts introduced Lemon-ups™—a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs—and brought back such iconic favorites as Thin Mints®, Samoas®, and Trefoils®.
Oregon’s unemployment rate declined to 3.3 percent in January, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976. The December unemployment rate was revised downward to 3.4 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in January.
Attorney General William P. Barr was joined by U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale Tuesday, March 3 to announce its largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history as prosecutors this year have charged more than 400 defendants.
On Monday, March 2, 44-year-old Gary Peck of Clark County was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for his role in a credit card fraud ring that operated in the greater Portland metropolitan area.
CANNON BEACH (AP) — Ecola means “whale” in the Chinook Wawa trade language — and, much like a whale, sections of Ecola State Park are heading out to sea.
PORTLAND (AP) — A 43-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday after a jury unanimously convicted him of assault for slamming his girlfriend into a concrete walkway in Southeast Portland.
Oregon needs 400,000 respirator masks, gowns and gloves, disposable protective suits and up to 100 ventilators in case the coronavirus spreads more widely in the state, Gov. Kate Brown told Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday.
The following report includes ODOT highways in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. This report will cover from Feb. 28-March 6, 2020.
The following report includes ODOT highways in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. This report will cover the three-week period from Feb. 21-28, 2020.
DOUGLAS COUNTY — A petition asking voters if a ballot measure should be created to move the Idaho/Oregon state line to make Douglas County part of Idaho was accepted by the Douglas County Clerk on Feb. 11.
The Oregon Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state in March to provide information to business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax.
PENDLETON (AP) — Waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon were starting to recede, allowing residents to return and assess the damage from weather that appears to have left one person dead.
Grant makers offering more than $5 million in funding for FY2021 will participate in the Cultural Trust’s 2020 “Conversations with Funders and Partners” from Feb. 19 through March 12.
A coalition of Oregon health and dental care organizations, educators, Tribes and tribal organizations are supporting legislation to be introduced at the start of the 2020 Oregon legislative session that would make basic dental care available to more Oregonians.