Oregon’s hemp boom bets big on CBD

Travel through southern Oregon at this time of year and the potent smell of the region’s signature cash crop is unmistakable. Rows of big and bushy plants, their long limbs heavy with flowers, dot the landscape. Source: Oregon’s hemp boom bets big on CBD – oregonlive.com

State hospital employees call for COVID-19 emergency plan in petition to administrators

The Oregon State Hospital didn’t have a patient test positive for coronavirus until eight months into the pandemic. But some staff members are concerned that administrators still don’t have a plan, nor enough staff, to handle a COVID-19 outbreak at the psychiatric facility. Source: State hospital employees call for COVID-19 emergency plan in petition to […]
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Oregon Insight: Construction industry’s outlook remains soft

Oregon’s construction sector fared relatively well in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Even as restaurants, bars, offices and many stores shut down, Oregon allowed construction to continue. Source: Oregon Insight: Construction industry’s outlook remains soft – oregonlive.com

Oregon homeowners won’t get break on property taxes amid coronavirus pandemic

Oregon homeowners struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic will still have to pay their property taxes by Nov. 16. While counties collect property taxes, the deadline for the payments is set by Oregon law and can only be modified by action from the Legislature. Counties are required to charge interest on properties with delinquent tax amounts. […]
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Oregon COVID-19 cases on Saturday come down from daily record, but not by much as pandemic rages on

The Oregon Health Authority on Saturday reported 399 new coronavirus cases and four deaths. This follows Friday’s 550 cases of COVID-19, the most ever recorded on a single day in Oregon since the pandemic began. Source: Oregon COVID-19 cases on Saturday come down from daily record, but not by much as pandemic rages on – […]
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Six Oregon ZIP codes with the most new coronavirus cases per capita

Oregon recorded its second highest number of coronavirus cases last week as infections continued spreading rapidly, scattering across parts of Eugene, Portland, Salem, Medford, Pendleton and Ontario. Source: Six Oregon ZIP codes with the most new coronavirus cases per capita – oregonlive.com

Oregon sees 366 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday; no new deaths

Oregon had 366 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The new case count is lower than the previous day, but caps off a week that saw the state’s highest ever single-day count. On Friday, there were 550 new recorded cases of the coronavirus. Source: Oregon […]
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Oregon voters will decide whether to expand or check Democrats’ hold on the Legislature, as some Republican-held districts go increasingly blue

Oregon lawmakers are just three months away from what promises to be a busy and conflict-packed session, during which they could face a billion-dollar-plus budget shortfall and demands to raise taxes. Source: Oregon voters will decide whether to expand or check Democrats’ hold on the Legislature, as some Republican-held districts go increasingly blue – oregonlive.com

Canzano: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown absent and out to lunch on college basketball stance

Turns out if that if the Portland State and University of Portland men’s and women’s basketball teams wanted to go bowling or ice skating, they could. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown must enjoy those activities. She cleared the way for them with an Executive Order. Now, she needs to get out of the way of the […]
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Oregon Supreme Court rules against youth plaintiffs in climate change lawsuit

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled against two young plaintiffs this week in a lawsuit that alleged the state has failed to address the mounting threats posed by climate change. Ollie Chernaik and Kelsey Juliana, both of Lane County, filed the case in 2011 when they were minors. Source: Oregon Supreme Court rules against youth plaintiffs […]
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