Author: Emily Baker

Wyden, Merkley: Klamath Community College Earns $199,988 in Federal Funds

U.S. Department of Transportation award will support students in the schools’ commercial driver’s license program Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Klamath Community College has secured nearly $200,000 in federal funds to recruit and enroll veterans and current service members and/or members of

Merkley, Wyden Announce $450,000 for Water System Improvements in Echo 

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be awarding the City of Echo $450,000 to replace water service connections that are over 30 years old and create a digital mapping system.  “Outdated and underfunded water infrastructure

Wyden, Merkley: $70,000 in Federal Funds for Economic Development to the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs will receive $70,000 in federal funds for regional economic development. “Investing in Tribal communities is vital to spur economic prosperity in reservations across Oregon and nationwide,” Wyden said. “This federal investment will help strengthen

Wyden, Merkley: Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Receives $150,000 in Federal Aid

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton will receive $150,000 in federal aid for safety improvements. “Eastern Oregon residents and small businesses count on Pendleton’s airport to travel, transport goods and medical supplies, and contribute to their quality

Merkley, Wyden, Newhouse Announce Nearly $3 Million for Columbia Gorge Regional Airport

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-04) announced today that the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport will be awarded $2,965,213 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport infrastructure improvements under the FY23 Airport Improvement Program. “The Columbia Gorge Regional Airport


Thursday, August 7, 2023 KQEN On Wednesday, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that four rural Oregon Fire Departments, including two in Douglas County, will receive a combined nearly $2.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for firefighter recruitment and retention. Wyden said, “Firefighters have been working hard

Project at Ross Island could help stop the Willamette River from turning green

The recurring toxic algae bloom plaguing the Willamette River is in many ways a human-caused problem, and now it appears to have a human-made solution. Sunday, September 6, 2023 By: Chris McGinness KGW 8 PORTLAND, Oregon — Toxic algae blooms in the Willamette River have become a recurring summer problem in recent