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Funding for 37 Oregon projects killed by economic downturn from coronavirus pandemic

In order to sell bonds, the state has to show a 4-to-1 ratio between forecast Lottery Fund revenue and the amount of debt in the bonds. 13 more words

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New public safety task force set to review training, certification policies

The task force will report its findings to Brown by Nov.1. The task force is scheduled to have its first meeting toward the end of July. 12 more words

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Oregon Court of Appeals rules in favor of nonbinary legal designations

Jones Hollister’s gender is nonbinary, but their petition for a nonbinary gender marker was denied by Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles D. Carlson last year. 12 more words

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Embattled employment department workers test positive for COVID-19

Acting Director David Gerstenfeld said seven employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including five in the past week.

Source: Embattled employment department workers test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Oregon coronavirus updates, July 8: 217 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional Marion County death

We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon and across the nation on Wednesday, July 8… 15 more words

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Farmer to remove North Santiam dikes, dangerous stretch could get worse

Bill Case is removing the first of two 1,000-foot rock walls that serve as levies from the North Santiam River in after a settlement with the EPA. 12 more words

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Oregon Army National Guard soldier dies in non-combat related incident

A  20-year-old Oregon Army National Guard soldier from Willamina died over the weekend in a “non-combat related incident,” the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday. 32 more words

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