With 609,456 residents (2013 estimate), Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S. Its metro population of 2,314,554 (2013 estimate) is 24th. The Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state's most densely populated area, home to eight of the ten most populous cities.


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Good Afternoon, News: Biden Waters Down Stimulus (Again), J&J Vaccine Approved by Western States, and ...

Portland Mercury 04 Mar 2021
Diego Hernandez announced he will resign from the Oregon Legislature last month, after facing several credible claims of sexual harassment. Now, four candidates are vying to replace Hernandez in the Oregon House ... • Some Democratic lawmakers in the Oregon Legislature are pushing a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $17 an hour .

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

Olean Times Herald 04 Mar 2021
They trail first-place Oregon by percentage points with one game remaining for each team ... How Oregon got the best of Arizona again ... +2 ... They'll need help to claim the Pac-12 title. They have to beat UCLA this weekend and have Oregon lose to Oregon State to clinch the title by one game over the Ducks ... 22. Instead, USC ended up hosting Oregon on that date.

Pandemic: Governor, OHA director release statements marking 1 year in

Tillamook Headlight Herald 03 Mar 2021
Oregon is marking the one year anniversary since the first positive case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state ... Because of your smart choices to protect friends and family, Oregon has maintained some of the lowest infection, hospitalization, and death rates in the nation throughout the pandemic ... Thank you, Oregon ... Oregon Governor.

Good Morning, News: Oregon Floats $17 Minimum Wage, Deadly Texas, and Everybody Relax—Dolly Has Been Vaccinated!

Portland Mercury 03 Mar 2021
Andrea Valderrama, a policy director for ACLU of Oregon, is among 4 candidates vying to fill the seat vacated by state Rep ... • Lobbyists for the Oregon timber industry are screaming for the legislature to hit the brakes on new taxes, claiming their business is "on the ropes."

Good Afternoon, News: Brazilian Variant Arrives in Oregon, Texas Drops Mask Mandate, and Vaccines for ...

Portland Mercury 03 Mar 2021
Oregon will be ... Now many lawmakers are saying those rules go to far BUT DO THEY REALLY? • Speaking of lobbyists, many of those lobbying for the Oregon timber industry are screaming for the legislature to hit the brakes on new taxes, claiming their business is "on the ropes."

Meredith Lodging sues Vacasa over alleged 'smear campaign' used to lure away homeowners

Portland Business News 03 Mar 2021
Meredith Lodging filed the complaint in Oregon District Court seeking action against Vacasa over claims of false advertising, common law defamation and trade libel ....

Horsford, Wyden introduce bill to fix unemployment agencies

Las Vegas Review-Journal 02 Mar 2021
Horsford said it would help each system in states like Nevada to upgrade with new technology and programs to handle an onslaught of unemployment claims, which is what happened when the coronavirus swept the nation and forced a shutdown of businesses ... The system in Oregon also left many people waiting for needed aid, Wyden said.

Federal appeals court revives claim against Oregon State Bar stemming from published statement on white nationalism

The Oregonian 01 Mar 2021
A federal appeals court Friday revived a claim filed against the Oregon State Bar, saying no court has yet addressed whether the First Amendment allows for mandatory membership in a bar that engages in “nongermane political activities.” ... “Plaintiffs may have stated a viable claim ...

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs, costing billions

The Oregonian 01 Mar 2021
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported last week that the Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 but refused to say how much it had lost. ID theft targeting Oregon jobless claims increased tenfold last year; state won’t say how much it lost ... One number was used on claims in 40 states.

This week in Coos County history: February 28-March 2

The World 01 Mar 2021
Will cause Oregon Export Co ... In the meantime, the Oregon Export Lumber Co ... Struve’s effort capped a long struggle for the Lakers, who had come from as much as a 10-point deficit in the second half to claim the win and the second Oregon Community College Athletic Association berth in the coming tourney at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

'How it's Reported: A Podcast' Former Administrator vs. The UO

Daily Emerald 01 Mar 2021
Emerald Media Group · 'How it's Reported. A Podcast' Former Administrator vs. The UO. Editor’s Note ... Former employee of the University of Oregon is suing the university for what she claims is an unlawful termination that was a result of whistleblower retaliation ... Original Article ... -- ... Graphic ... ....

OSU gymnastics: Beavers hit a season high in loss at UCLA

Albany Democrat Herald 28 Feb 2021
LOS ANGELES — The Oregon State women’s gymnastics team landed a season-best 196.500 in a closs against No ... In addition to claiming the team wins on vault and beam, Madi Dagen, topping Oregon State’s scores on all four events and the all-around, won her sixth individual title on beam in 2021 ... The third rotation saw Oregon State on the floor.

Oregon marks first anniversary of coronavirus; state closing in on millionth jab

Lebanon Express 28 Feb 2021
Sunday marked the anniversary of the first recorded instance of COVID-19 in Oregon, and the state’s top health official reported that pandemic precautions have limited the death toll from the disease, and that Oregon was closing in on its millionth dose of vaccine administered to combat the illness.

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