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‘Soak It Week’ reminds Oregonians to water your trees

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Oregon is in the grip of a deepening drought, ranked as severe to exceptional in more than half the state. Our yard and street trees are particularly hard hit by the prolonged dryness. That’s why Trees for Life Oregon and Oregon Community Trees have again declared...
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EXPLAINER: Backlog of aid slows Oregon eviction response

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.
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Third lawsuit accuses Oregon labor bureau of discrimination

Ex-employee Andrew Haro alleges employment discrimination in lawsuit against the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. The Oregon state agency charged with ensuring private employers follow the law is facing another accusation of workplace discrimination from within its ranks. The Tribune first revealed in May that the Oregon Bureau of...
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Ride to benefit Oregon girl

OREGON – There will be a benefit ride in Aug. 21 for a five-year-old Oregon girl who has lymphoma. Harley Duncan is currently out of state having bone marrow transplant and other tests and treatments. She is the daughter of Kimberly Krueger and Clint Duncan. The bitch’n bulldogs are sponsoring...
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Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute wraps up sessions till next summer

ONTARIO — The Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute is a program that focuses on students with a migrant farmer background in order to teach them how to lead their communities in various ways. The organization hosts three separate sessions that last a week long, hosted at Treasure Valley Community College, with the goal to help students plan their future, in addition to developing their character. The camp is able to include a wide variety of schools, including students from the local area to areas like Hermiston, Umatilla, Boardman, Irrigon, and Milton-Freewater.
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Oregon rental aid payments are approved, but big backlog persists

Community action agencies have made their first payments to landlords under the Oregon emergency rental assistance program. But according to a dashboard maintained by the Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services, payments still lag far behind the number of completed applications by tenants and the amount of aid they have requested from the program.
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