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Supreme Court Justice blocks injunction that allowed redistricting measure on ballot

As the more Treatment and psilocybin therapy initiatives officially head to the ballot, the Oregon Redistricting Measure will be debated in court. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Supreme Court Justice blocks injunction that allowed redistricting measure on ballot

New guidance from the state outlines plan for Oregon high school sports

New guidance from the state outlines which of Oregon’s school sports can start up again and in what way. Source: New guidance from the state outlines plan for Oregon high school sports | | kptv.com

Oregon State announces new plan for fall classes

Officials at Oregon State University’s main campus have announced fall term plans for classes – plans that are heavily tilted toward remote and online learning. OSU’s game plan in September is set up to give students more options amid the pandemic. Source: Oregon State announces new plan for fall classes | KVAL

Oregon coronavirus update: Outbreak reported at Salem berry processor

We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon and across the nation on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Source: Oregon coronavirus update: Outbreak reported at Salem berry processor

New ‘gross earnings’ definition may help Oregon self-employed get benefits

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor gives the Oregon Employment Department more flexibility to set the definition of “gross earnings” for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims. Source: New ‘gross earnings’ definition may help Oregon self-employed get benefits – KTVZ

Oregon attorneys file federal lawsuit on behalf of man wrongfully detained by ICE

Isidro Andrade-Tafolla was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in 2017 after being mistaken for another person. Source: Oregon attorneys file federal lawsuit on behalf of man wrongfully detained by ICE – OPB

‘Absolutely’ no regrets: Oregon’s tense second special session portends rough months ahead

Oregon lawmakers’ second special session of the year was marked by moments of acrimony in the Senate. Not long after it concluded Monday night, Gov. Kate Brown was publicly pondering undoing some of lawmakers’ budget decisions. Source: ‘Absolutely’ no regrets: Oregon’s tense second special session portends rough months ahead – oregonlive.com

Top Oregon Democrats say another special session could be coming

With a tense and hectic session behind them, policymakers are already thinking through what bills they might propose in coming weeks. One day after a special legislative session that left relationships bruised and lawmakers exhausted, Democratic leaders on Tuesday were already mulling the possibility of another session in the coming weeks. Source: Top Oregon Democrats […]
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Oregon schools should prioritize English language learners, special education students for in-person instruction, state officials say

Oregon Department of Education officials said students with an acute need for in-person instruction should be first to return to classrooms. Source: Oregon schools should prioritize English language learners, special education students for in-person instruction, state officials say – oregonlive.com

Coronavirus in Oregon: 302 new cases and 11 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported 302 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths, marking the second-highest fatality count announced since the pandemic began. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon: 302 new cases and 11 deaths – oregonlive.com