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Oregon Gov. Brown Suggests Special Session To Address Coronavirus Is Not Imminent

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to figure out what federal aid can accomplish before drawing down the state's uncertain funds. 

Local Governments In Oregon Unsure On Tax Measures For May Ballot

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All around Oregon, local government and school officials are scrambling to figure out whether they can successfully ask voters for financial help when the economy is cratering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Multnomah County’s ER Doc Commissioner Pushes For Stronger COVID-19 Response

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Multnomah County Commissioner – and emergency room doctor – Sharon E. Meieran says our leaders are consistently failing us as they put political concerns first, and science second.

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Oregon Launches Neighborhood Support For Foster Families Stuck At Home

Oregon's new My Neighbor program aims to provide immediate support for foster families by connecting them to people in their own neighborhoods.

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Anti-Government Activists Split On Coronavirus Emergency Orders

To battle the coronavirus pandemic, many state governments are ordering residents to shelter in place. That’s creating a rift in anti-government circles.

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James A. Redden, Longtime Oregon Politician And Judge, Dies At 91

Redden served in the Oregon Legislature before being elected state treasurer and attorney general, and then being appointed to the U.S. Oregon District Court.

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Portland Holds 1st Mayoral Debate Since COVID-19 Pandemic Reached Oregon

Despite a global pandemic, the race to be the next mayor of Portland continues on.  

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Has A Cold

Brown's husband, Dan Little, tested negative for COVID-19 last week. The governor has been told she doesn't require a test, her office says. 

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Here's How Oregon State Lawmakers Want To Handle COVID-19

A legislative committee in Oregon has recommended temporarily banning all evictions and foreclosures, increasing homeless shelters and more to address the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oregon Metro To Continue With Ballot Measure Even After Its Own Layoffs

The Metro regional government will lay off approximately 40% of its staff, but the agency will move forward with a ballot measure to raise $250 million for homeless services.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Effect On Campaign Politics

This week, we look at how the coronavirus pandemic is changing your May and November ballots.

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House Sends $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package To President

President Trump is expected to sign the CARES Act, the third aid package from Congress during the growing coronavirus pandemic.

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Door-To-Door Petitioning Draws Controversy In Hood River Legislative Recall Race

Canvassers seeking to recall state Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, went door-to-door in his district as the coronavirus epidemic was first starting to take hold.