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Cuts help lawmakers balance Oregon budget

August 11, 2020, 7:34pm Northwest

Oregon lawmakers cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and tapped emergency reserves to help plug a $1 billion budget deficit due to COVID-19 shutdowns and also further… Read story

Activist’s arrest in Portland galvanizes Black Lives Matter

August 11, 2020, 8:34am Latest News

The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three… Read story

Boeing: No orders for grounded 737 Max

August 11, 2020, 6:33pm Northwest

Boeing sold no airline planes and customers canceled orders for 43 of its 737 Max jet last month as the aircraft maker continued to struggle with both the pandemic and the ongoing grounding of the Max after two deadly crashes. Read story

‘Miracle dog’ survives 9 days in Washington wilderness after falling over ridge

August 11, 2020, 10:30am Life

After an incredible nine-day journey through the backwoods around Mount Shuksan, Penny, a 3-year-old miniature Australian labradoodle, is back home in Portland. Read story

Inslee: Agricultural events allowed, but only without spectators

August 11, 2020, 8:19am Northwest

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced new guidelines for agricultural events, such as livestock exhibits or sales, in counties currently in Phase 2 of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Read story

Washington’s top elections official warns of ‘very concerning’ changes at Postal Service that could impact voting

August 11, 2020, 8:18am Election

Washington election officials are worried that attempts to cut costs at the U.S. Postal Service could impact the November election amid growing bipartisan concerns about the agency’s ability to handle a surge of mail-in ballots across the country. Read story

University of Oregon will require students living in residence halls to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, at least once more in fall

August 11, 2020, 8:15am Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon will require all students living in residence halls to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and at least one other time during the fall term, and “voluntary random spot testing” will be available for all students, with the goal of final plans for on-campus operations to be announced later this month. Read story

Washington’s coronavirus data reporting problems persist

August 11, 2020, 8:15am Health

Data reporting problems continue to hamper Washington’s daily COVID-19 updates, leaving an incomplete picture of the virus’s spread in this state. Read story

Coronavirus in Oregon: New cases see modest fall, part of a larger but tenuous trend

August 11, 2020, 8:14am Northwest

Oregon reported the smallest jump in coronavirus cases Monday in a month, with state officials announcing 227 confirmed or likely new cases and one new death. Read story

Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Latest News

PORTLAND — Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Read story