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The acting director of the Oregon Employment Department confirmed Wednesday 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.

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While the nation passed 150,000 deaths from COVID-19, there were some relatively encouraging numbers about a decline of the infection rate in Oregon and a plateau of the high numbers of infections across the country.

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On a day when the one-day death toll from COVID-19 set a new record, Oregon health officials said some long-range forecasting offers a "glimmer of hope" that the rise in infections could be ebbing.

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All K-12 students in Oregon will be required to wear face coverings if they return to classrooms this fall, according to a new state mandate. All school staff in K-12 schools will also be required to wear face coverings such as masks or shields.

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Aiding financially crippled businesses and the impact of alcoholism on public health were the center of debate Tuesday at a meeting to consider extending off-site alcohol sales rules put in place early in the COVID-19 crisis.

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A strange happening unfolded Wednesday, July 15 in the virtual world of the Oregon Capitol. The Senate Conduct Committee heard testimony about personnel issues involving Sen. Sara Gelser and a former chief of staff, even though the complainant didn’t want a big investigation or for the matte…

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The Oregon Legislature’s chief budget writers have proposed to shield state aid to schools, but to cut almost $400 million in other spending and draw down reserves to offset reduced tax collections during the coronavirus pandemic.

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After a delay to count the final signatures, an initiative to legalize the therapeutic use of the psychedelic properties of "magic mushrooms" has qualified for Oregon's November ballot.

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Drug decriminalization, a cigarette tax increase and limits on political campaign financing are on a historically short list of ballot measures that will go before voters in the Nov. 3 election.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has renewed his effort for an extension of unemployment benefits as the Oregon Employment Department continues to work on 70,000 claims filed by people newly eligible for those benefits.

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Oregon residential and commercial tenants will still be shielded from evictions through Sept. 30, after which a new law will give them six months to pay back rent owed their landlords.

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Oregon House Democratic Leader Barbara Smith Warner told constituents this week that she would be thrilled if the special legislative session wraps up by Sunday.

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Oregon's 90 legislators are about to learn what it's like to operate within the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.