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Oregon ‘solidly on track’ to clear backlog of unprocessed jobless claims

Tens of thousands of people are still waiting to have their claims adjudicated – a process that can take months. Source: Oregon ‘solidly on track’ to clear backlog of unprocessed jobless claims

Oregon senators urge ‘enforcement discretion’ for hemp

As hemp farmers prepare for harvest, Oregon’s two U.S. senators are calling for enforcement discretion over testing requirements in the USDA’s interim final hemp rule. Source: Oregon senators urge ‘enforcement discretion’ for hemp

Hazelnut cooperative refuses new bargaining contract provisions

New contract provisions have convinced the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon cooperative against participating in price negotiations with the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association, which represents farmers. Source: Hazelnut cooperative refuses new bargaining contract provisions

Employment Department: Some Work Share recipients were overpaid

Acting director says problem is not widespread, and extra money needs to be repaid. The acting director of the Oregon Employment Department confirmed Wednesday, July 29, that overpayments have been made to some people who are working reduced hours, but who also draw unemployment benefits under a state program that offsets their wage losses. Source: […]
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ODA proposes new rules limiting use of insecticide

The Oregon Department of Agriculture convened a stakeholder workgroup that has developed new rules that reduce the unique risk and exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos. This workgroup membership included environmental advocates, farmworker health-and-safety organizations, public health and toxicology experts, and agricultural leaders. Source: ODA proposes new rules limiting use of insecticide – KTVZ

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County receives $140,000 LIFT grant

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County (HFHLC) received $140,000 in Local Innovation Fast Track (LIFT) grant funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to support construction of two new homes in the Palisades area of Lincoln City. Source: Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County receives $140,000 LIFT grant

Funding for port maintenance on south Oregon coast moves one step closer

Funding for the maintenance of small ports on the south coast is one step closer to being available. How much funding could come and how will ports use it? Safety is priority when it comes to boating. But ports along the south coast have been in need of funding to maintain that safety. “When it’s […]
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Coronavirus in Oregon: 304 new cases and 8 more deaths, leaving state in deadliest stretch of pandemic

Oregon is one of two dozen states with climbing fatalities. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon: 304 new cases and 8 more deaths, leaving state in deadliest stretch of pandemic

Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center supporters turn to legislators

It was just about a year ago that supporters of a medical college in Roseburg got a bit of good news/bad news from the Oregon State Legislature. Source: Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center supporters turn to legislators

Under OHA, county health care remains strong

With COVID-19 on the doorstep of Wallowa County, it’s become evident that the Oregon Health Authority is Wallowa County’s de facto public health department, with no local department of public health. Source: Under OHA, county health care remains strong