Meg Britton’s mailbox was full Saturday with 10 separate letters from the Oregon Employment Department. All said the same thing: her March claim for jobless benefits had been denied either because she worked too much, made too much money or had stopped claiming benefits.
U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams has called for Gov. Kate Brown to deploy the National Guard to assist the police as local demonstrations over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd are headed toward a fourth night in the state.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday afternoon that she’ll deploy 50 Oregon National Guard members and 100 state troopers to Portland to assist police during protests.
Governor Kate Brown fired the head of the Oregon Employment Department on Sunday, responding to the department’s long delays in delivering jobless benefits to out-of-work Oregonians and the agency’s inability to communicate the status of workers’ benefits claims.
Statement from Oregon Education Association President John Larson on the killing of George Floyd and need to address institutional racism in our public schools:
Four days after the Oregon Health Authority announced a cluster of coronavirus cases in the Willamette Valley, the agency had no new updates.
After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man.
Twitter and Facebook are taking steps to stop the spread of misinformation about Oregon’s elections system, after Republican Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s administration alerted the social media companies to what she said were falsehoods being shared on their platforms.
All but two Oregon counties have started to ease coronavirus restrictions. To join the rest of the state, Washington and Multnomah counties are rushing to hire dozens of people to work as contact tracers.
State officials confirmed Thursday that Townsend Farms, a fruit company with two Portland area facilities, is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected dozens of workers. It’s the company’s second COVID-19 outbreak since late April.
Two Southern Oregon churches filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, arguing the state’s limits on the size of religious gatherings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutionally protected rights to free speech and assembly.
On March 23, Gov. Kate Brown issued an order to child care centers in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus: abide by strict new emergency rules, or close.
The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from Monday and remains at 148, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.
Oregon recorded its first COVID-19 death on March 14. Over the next eight weeks, 6,799 Oregonians would die — well above the five-year average for that period.
Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew B. Shirtcliff informed the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that he will not dismiss the preliminary injunction he granted earlier this month, finding Gov. Kate Brown’s emergency coronavirus orders “null and void.’’
Scientists in Oregon have developed a technique that could lead to more accurate dating of historic earthquakes.
A group of churches challenging Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders on the state’s response to COVID-19 filed their legal arguments with the Oregon Supreme Court on Friday.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Saturday issued a deadline to the Baker County judge who this week granted a preliminary injunction nullifying the Oregon governor’s emergency coronavirus orders:
Weekly state reports tracking coronavirus infections by ZIP code have obscured a large outbreak at the Oregon State Penitentiary.