News for Portland OR - AmericanTowns.com AmericanTowns is a virtual "town square", connecting you to all the events and news happening in Portland Oregon. Whether it's town issues and community activism, or school calendars and sports schedules, AmericanTowns delivers the information faster and helps you use it better. en-us 30 https://www.americantowns.com/portland-or News for Portland OR - AmericanTowns.com 144 69 https://www.americantowns.com/portland-or https://www.americantowns.com/images/atn_rss_logo.gif Wed, 01 Feb 2023 10:12:35 -0600 Governor Tina Kotek Releases "Mission Focused" Budget Recommendations Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek unveiled her budget recommendations for the 2023-25 biennium, titled “Mission Focused” because https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-releases-mission-focused-budget-recommendations-31527865-eugene-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-releases-mission-focused-budget-recommendations-31527865-eugene-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Wyden, Merkley, Blumenauer: Feds to Invest $715,000 Toward Proposed Move of Mt. Hood Summit Rest Area Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer today announced the proposed relocation of the Mt. https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-merkley-blumenauer-feds-to-invest-715000-toward-proposed-move-of-mt-hood-summit-rest-area-31527166-prineville-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-merkley-blumenauer-feds-to-invest-715000-toward-proposed-move-of-mt-hood-summit-rest-area-31527166-prineville-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Bonamici, Jacobs Lead Call for Investment in Child Care, Early Childhood Education WASHINGTON D.C.  — Today Congresswomen Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Sara Jacobs (D-CA) led nearly 70 Members in calling on the Biden https://www.americantowns.com/news/bonamici-jacobs-lead-call-for-investment-in-child-care-early-childhood-education-31527434-keizer-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/bonamici-jacobs-lead-call-for-investment-in-child-care-early-childhood-education-31527434-keizer-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Tina Kotek Announces New Communications Staff Joining Administration Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced three new staff members who are joining her Communications Team: Elisabeth Shepard joins the https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-announces-new-communications-staff-joining-administration-31527864-medford-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-announces-new-communications-staff-joining-administration-31527864-medford-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Merkley Announces Second In-Person Town Hall Swing of 2023 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today his second round of in-person town halls in 2023. The town halls https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-announces-second-inperson-town-hall-swing-of-2023-31525724-tigard-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-announces-second-inperson-town-hall-swing-of-2023-31525724-tigard-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Merkley, Wyden, Hoyle: "Frustrated and Deeply Disappointed" that Port of Coos Bay's Critical Shipping Container Project is Denied Major Federal Investments, Vow to Continue the Funding Fight Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Representative Val Hoyle (OR-04), issued the following https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-wyden-hoyle-frustrated-and-deeply-disappointed-that-port-of-coos-bays-critical-shipping-container-project-is-denied-major-federal-investments-vow-to-continue-the-funding-fight-31525728-tillamook-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-wyden-hoyle-frustrated-and-deeply-disappointed-that-port-of-coos-bays-critical-shipping-container-project-is-denied-major-federal-investments-vow-to-continue-the-funding-fight-31525728-tillamook-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Wyden Announces WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert Will Visit Portland Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden today announced that WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has accepted his invitation to participate in a https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-announces-wnba-commissioner-cathy-engelbert-will-visit-portland-31525731-sutherlin-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-announces-wnba-commissioner-cathy-engelbert-will-visit-portland-31525731-sutherlin-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Wyden To Hold Town Halls in Columbia and Benton Counties Portland –  U.S. Senator Ron Wyden today announced he will have open-to-all, in-person town halls in Columbia and Benton counties the https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-to-hold-town-halls-in-columbia-and-benton-counties-31525734-sunriver-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-to-hold-town-halls-in-columbia-and-benton-counties-31525734-sunriver-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Chavez-DeRemer Leads Effort to Support Domestic Energy Production, Protect Emergency Oil Stockpile Chavez-DeRemer Leads Effort to Support Domestic Energy Production, Protect Emergency Oil Stockpile WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lori https://www.americantowns.com/news/chavezderemer-leads-effort-to-support-domestic-energy-production-protect-emergency-oil-stockpile-31526738-tangent-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/chavezderemer-leads-effort-to-support-domestic-energy-production-protect-emergency-oil-stockpile-31526738-tangent-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Merkley, Brown Applaud SEC for Moving Towards Finalizing Conflicts of Interest Rule for Asset-Backed Securities Washington D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Banking and Housing Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) applauded the https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-brown-applaud-sec-for-moving-towards-finalizing-conflicts-of-interest-rule-for-assetbacked-securities-31525207-sherwood-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/merkley-brown-applaud-sec-for-moving-towards-finalizing-conflicts-of-interest-rule-for-assetbacked-securities-31525207-sherwood-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Wyden Statement on FDA Announcement on CBD Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-statement-on-fda-announcement-on-cbd-31525209-troutdale-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/wyden-statement-on-fda-announcement-on-cbd-31525209-troutdale-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Tina Kotek Announces Details of Urgent $130 Million Budget Package to Reduce Unsheltered Homelessness in 2023 Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced details of her urgent request to state lawmakers to invest $130 million toward reducing the https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-announces-details-of-urgent-130-million-budget-package-to-reduce-unsheltered-homelessness-in-2023-31526052-salem-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-tina-kotek-announces-details-of-urgent-130-million-budget-package-to-reduce-unsheltered-homelessness-in-2023-31526052-salem-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Chavez-DeRemer Joins Conservative Climate Caucus Chavez-DeRemer Joins Conservative Climate Caucus WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) has joined the Conservative Climate https://www.americantowns.com/news/chavezderemer-joins-conservative-climate-caucus-31526735-echo-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/chavezderemer-joins-conservative-climate-caucus-31526735-echo-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Oregon Lawmakers Announce More Than $3 Million in New Rental Assistance Funding Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon lawmakers announced that the U.S. Treasury is awarding new rental assistance funding to both the State of https://www.americantowns.com/news/oregon-lawmakers-announce-more-than-3-million-in-new-rental-assistance-funding-31524011-bandon-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/oregon-lawmakers-announce-more-than-3-million-in-new-rental-assistance-funding-31524011-bandon-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600 Governor Kotek Invites Applications to Fill Klamath County District Attorney Vacancy Salem, OR—Governor Kotek announced today that she is inviting applications for the position of Klamath County District Attorney, to fill a https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-kotek-invites-applications-to-fill-klamath-county-district-attorney-vacancy-31524155-coos-bay-or.html https://www.americantowns.com/news/governor-kotek-invites-applications-to-fill-klamath-county-district-attorney-vacancy-31524155-coos-bay-or.html Government and Politics Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0600