Category Archives: State Lottery

Salem drinking water improvements put Turner, Oregon in a bind

A few months ago, it appeared Turner’s impending drinking water system improvements were going to be solved. Salem has been planning to make improvements to its water filtration and distribution network, including work in Turner, following a drinking water crisis in summer of 2018 where cyanotoxins were found in the city’s drinking water. Source: Salem drinking water improvements […]
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Salem drinking water improvements put Turner, Oregon in a bind

A few months ago, it appeared Turner’s impending drinking water system improvements were going to be solved. Source: Salem drinking water improvements put Turner, Oregon in a bind

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

Lottery shortfall jeopardizes local projects

Thanks to tanking lottery revenue, two local projects that once looked like sure things are now potentially heading to the chopping block. Both Blue Mountain Community College’s FARM II project and renovations to the Umatilla County Jail were set to be significantly funded by Oregon Lottery bonds, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made their […]
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Roseburg medical college funding in doubt after drop in lottery funds

Plans for the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center, which has been years in the making and is intended to address the shortage of medical professionals in the region as well as provide an economic boost to Douglas County, took a turn this week with the announcement that the $10 million in lottery funds appropriated for […]
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Lottery sales decline ends Main Street funding

Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant funding was part of a 2019 legislature approved lottery bond package scheduled for spring 2021. The sale of the bond package has been canceled due lottery shortfalls from the impacts of COVID-19. Without the $5,000,000 expected from the sale or additional action by the legislature, a new round of grants […]
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LOSS OF LOTTERY BOND SALES WILL IMPACT ROSEBURG ORGANIZATION 

The loss of lottery bond sales has eliminated funding for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant and will impact a Roseburg organization. Information from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said the sale was cancelled due to lottery shortfalls from the impacts of COVID-19. Without the $5 million expected from the sale or additional action […]
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Salem moves forward with protecting city’s water despite $20 million funding setback

Despite losing $20 million state funding due to the COVID-19 crisis, Salem officials are moving forward with several key projects aimed at protecting the city’s water. Source: Salem moves forward with protecting city’s water despite $20 million funding setback

COVID kills lottery funds for 2021 revitalization grants

Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant funding was part of a 2019 Legislature-approved lottery bond package scheduled for spring 2021. The sale of the bond package has been canceled due to lottery shortfalls from the impacts of COVID-19. Source: COVID kills lottery funds for 2021 revitalization grants

Small business bond sale canceled because of COVID-19

Struggling businesses dealt double blow because Oregon Lottery revenues to support the bonds are down too much. Restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 have now dealt a double blow to small businesses in Oregon. A state bond sale intended to help small businesses has been canceled because Oregon Lottery funds have fallen too […]
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