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New metrics make it easier for rural Oregon schools to reopen

By Emily Cureton (OPB) and Erin Ross (OPB) Aug. 12, 2020 Click here for original OPB article. The Oregon Department of Education has announced new health metrics that make it easier for rural schools to reopen. But districts are still trying to figure out what these...

Cultural Trust

July 22, 2020 Brian Rogers Executive Director Oregon Cultural Trust 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200 Salem, OR 97301 Dear Director Rodgers, As you begin the process for developing the guidance for the Oregon Business Development Department’s Statewide Cultural Support...

Let Them Play!

From the Offices of Senator Lynn Findley & Representative Mark Owens Honorable Governor Kate Brown C/o: Nik Blosser 900 Court St. NE, Room 254 Salem, OR 97301 June 9, 2020 Honorable Gov. Brown, We write to you today to voice the concerns of thousands of our...

Lawmakers talk about pandemic’s effect on business, health care

Larry Meyer | Argus Observer | April 10 ONTARIO — State Senate District 30 and House Districts 59 and 60 held a joint virtual town hall Thursday, primarily discussing the issue that is keeping everyone apart, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on...

We need to flatten the curve, not the economy

By Senator Lynn Findley, Representative Mark Owens and Representative Daniel Bonham Oregonians are experiencing unprecedented times and unforeseen challenges. The global pandemic is affecting each of us in different ways, but it is an equally confusing, scary,...

Statement on Social Distancing Executive Order

I support the current social distancing measures in the effort to slow and eventually stop the spread of the Coronavirus.  We must pay special attention to our senior, disabled, and vulnerable members of our communities to ensure their safety, as well as the safety of...

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