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Coronavirus in Oregon: $2.1B revenue loss observed in state programs

OSL Ed. Note: June 2020, Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast can be found HERE.

The state lost an estimated $2.1 billion in general fund and lottery revenue compared to the previous forecast due to the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic slowdown, according to the latest analysis released Wednesday. 29 more words

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Oregon's April unemployment rate makes biggest jump in history

April’s unemployment rate for Oregon spiked to 14.2%, up from a record low of 3.3% in March, an unprecedented rise due to COVID-19.

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Drought spreads across SW Oregon as Coos County declaration approved by Gov. Kate Brown

The declaration authorizes state agencies to expedite water management tools for local officials to quickly start mitigation activities.

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Oregon and Salem Area Election Results: Primary

Get real-time election results for the local races across Salem and the rest of Marion County, Oregon.

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Coronavirus pandemic interrupts St. Helens eruption anniversary plans

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state.

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Oregon coronavirus update: Marion County man is state's 138th COVID-19 death

Check back on this story throughout the day for the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Salem and around Oregon.

Source: Oregon coronavirus update: Marion County man is state’s 138th COVID-19 death

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