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How They Voted

House Bill 4712, Retroactively increase state subsidies for a particular developer: Passed 29 to 7 in the Senate To retroactively make a particular developer’s project eligible for increased “refundable” state business tax credits under a suspended program that authorized actual cash ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021. There are 73 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2021. There are 74 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and ...

Let life resume

NEW YORK — America remains bound by often extreme pandemic restrictions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying 6 feet away from others. In Oregon, everyone must wear a mask outdoors. In parts of the country, 2-year-olds must wear masks. Are such rules ...

Defining education down

WASHINGTON — What is the greatest threat to educating children today? Is it COVID-19, or ignorance? I’m going for number two. There is growing evidence to back me up. In August, Oregon Governor Kate Brown privately signed a bill ending a requirement that high school students prove they ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2021. There are 76 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in what was then a part of ...