News and Opinion

9.13.2021: Oregon School Boards Association leaders admonish school board members: Follow the law, like it or not; A crisis unfolds: Working families scramble as Oregon child care providers struggle to find staff


Oregon Political News

Oregon School Boards Association leaders admonish school board members: Follow the law, like it or not

A crisis unfolds: Working families scramble as Oregon child care providers struggle to find staff

Jobs still hard to fill despite 5% Oregon unemployment rate

State Agency Running Emergency Rental Assistance Program Pulls $86 Million From Local Partners

Oregon lawmakers will convene Sept. 20 to debate new political maps

COVID-19 News

Coronavirus spread remains stubbornly high in these Oregon ZIP codes

Coronavirus in Oregon: 2,453 new cases, 20 new deaths continue to climb

Six Oregon workers with ‘natural immunity’ to COVID-19 sue to block shot mandate

Children COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations peak in Oregon


Wildfires rage late into season with hot, dry conditions, but lack bite of 2020 blazes: ‘We really dodged a bullet’

Oregon Election News

Patrick Starnes to run for governor as Democrat, 3 years after running as Independent

Meet the Yamhill Co. progressive farmer already in the race for governor

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News from the Regions

Portland Area

Oregon Insight: Newcomers from California drive Portland’s growth, while more Portlanders are Seattle-bound

Introducing the Portland area’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2021

King City plans massive new development on 528 acres

Corrections Captain Enters Multnomah County Sheriff’s Race

Central/Eastern Oregon

Oregon’s lack of crisis standards of care worries health care officials

Umatilla County OKs site to take on homelessness

Large operation led to arrest of Walla Walla prison guard, Milton-Freewater man connected to biker gang

Marks, former Pendleton city councilor, dies at 74

Where are the workers: Shortage of employees leads to altered business models

9/11: A moment of terror and unity; Locals reflect on 9/11 two decades later

Central Oregon farmers propose facility that could solve water shortages

Ranchers worry that mountain bikes, cattle don’t mix

Albany/Corvallis Area

Hundreds gather in Linn County for 20th anniversary of 9/11

Eugene Area

Middle Fork Complex fires grow to 28,300 acres, 20% contained

Middle Fork Complex fires grow to 28,300 acres, 20% contained 

Lane County COVID-19 update: 1 death, 299 additional cases over a two-day period 

4 in 10 COVID-19 deaths unreported in nursing homes, study reveals 

Roseburg Area

Prominent Roseburg doctor echoes skeptics’ claims about vaccine

Counties’ predator control tax running out of time

Douglas County eclipses 10,000 mark for COVID-19 cases

Mills named new CEO at NeighborWorks Umpqua

Medford Area

Cooler temperature, rain assists firefighters

One-stop shop for homeless services takes shape

Winding down at Crater Lake 

First responders honor heroic actions of 9/11  

Ashland hospital navigates facility, staffing constraints during pandemic 

Gas tax hike eyed for road projects

Respiratory therapists in grueling fight against COVID-19  

Klamath Falls Area 

Help arrives to Sky Lakes amid COVID surge

Kingsley Field airmen to help Sky Lakes care for its highest COVID patient load yet

Steen ‘scared to death’ as he fought COVID-19

11 A.M. UPDATE: Cougar Peak Fire near Lakeview grows to 83,339 acres

Recreational use advisory issued for all of Klamath Lake

Klamath County Chamber postpones centennial celebration

Southern Oregon Coast

Coastal Caucus requests disaster relief for commercial salmon industry

Oregon delegation announces funding for Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami preparedness

Southern Coos Health District Board appoints two new members

Business: Employer responses to the pandemic

Five new COVID deaths reported

International News

Taliban says women can study in gender-segregated universities

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles

Iran accepts deal on nuclear monitoring, avoids censure

National Covid-19 News

Republican governors threaten to sue over Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate

Unvaccinated people 11 times more likely to die with COVID-19, federal health officials say

Los Angeles first major school district to require vaccines for all students 12 and up

Fauci says he would support vaccine requirements for air travel

Biden steps into legal fight with vaccine mandates

Hospital to stop delivering babies after 30 staffers quit over vaccine mandate

DHS to increase fines for mask violations in airports, on planes

National News

House Democrats eye 26.5 percent corporate tax rate

Democrats see $3.5T spending goal is slipping away

National Election News

On The Trail: California recall tests vaccine politics

Republicans divided on Trump’s strength as possible 2024 candidate


Portland Area

Opinion: Portland Police should not be exempt from vaccine mandate

Opinion: Highway caps for Rose Quarter project provide a foundation for shared growth

Viewpoint: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on the need for affordable child care

Salem Area

Guest Opinion: To save the salmon, remove the dams

Guest Opinion: The debate shouldn’t be about masks

Guest Opinion: We want open, honest communication for public schools

Central/Eastern Oregon

From the editor’s desk: The epitome of what an editor should be

Other views: Making college affordable for millions of Americans

Our view: A moment we can’t forget

Albany/Corvallis Area

Editorial: Twenty years later, our nation faces a new test of character

Commentary: 20 years later, critical lessons from 9/11

Eugene Area

Opinion: Texas law invites a new Underground Railroad 

Guest View: Be part of redistricting in Oregon 


Patchwork of laws hurts cannabis growers, other farmers

9/11 hit home 3,000 miles away from New York

‘Choices’ are limited; get the vaccine