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Oregon temporarily lifts prohibition on self-service gas in response to coronavirus

The Chevron station in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  This article was originally published by the Oregonian/OregonLive, one of more than a dozen news organizations throughout the[Read More…]

State dispatch: DMV (mostly) closes, studded tire season extended, Republican legislators promise bipartisanship

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Coronavirus in Oregon: the numbers With more and more testing coming to Oregon, more and more positive cases[Read More…]

Utility companies could charge Oregon ratepayers for electric vehicle infrastructure improvements under proposed HB 4066

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – House Bill 4066, a prospective law that passed on a 7-2 vote that would allow the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to provide electric companies with the ability to recover costs for electric vehicle investments from ratepayers, passed the[Read More…]

Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation

Kris Strickler, current Oregon Highway Division administrator (right). Photo: ODOT SALEM – After a six month search, the Oregon Transportation Commission offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, ODOT’s current Highway Division Administrator at their Tuesday, September 10 meeting. Pending contract negotiations and Oregon[Read More…]

Oregon Department of Transportation names Paul Mather to Interim Deputy Director

Photo: ODOT SALEM – The Oregon Transportation Commission named retired Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Division Administrator Paul Mather as ODOT Interim Deputy Director at a special meeting of the Commission in Salem. His tenure began Monday, July 1. The Oregon Transportation Commission is the governing board of the[Read More…]

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