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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley calls for cease-fire in Gaza

Oregon Capital Chronicle U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on Monday became the first member of Oregon’s congressional delegation to call for a cease-fire in Gaza, joining one other senator and 40 members of the U.S. House.  Merkley, a Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement

Central Oregon agencies get federal funds for road safety projects

 The Bend Bulletin Four Central Oregon agencies will receive $760,000 combined in federal funds to plan road safety projects, federal lawmakers announced Monday. The money will go to Crook County, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Deschutes County and the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, according to a press release from

Merkley joins 3 C.O. irrigation districts, nonprofits to break ground on $120 million in canal piping projects

KTVZ Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., joined leaders from three Deschutes River Basin irrigation districts and nonprofits Farmers Conservation Alliance and Energy Trust of Oregon to break ground Friday on a series of projects to modernize critical irrigation infrastructure serving 2,500 farmers and producers and 85,000 acres of land across Central Oregon. When complete, officials

Senator Merkley on USPS facility, fossil fuels and medical debt

KDRV  Senator Jeff Merkley spoke to NewsWatch 12 today about his plans to keep the Medford USPS facility a distribution center, his concern for fracked Canadian gas pipeline and the medical debt of Americans. After months of concern for the status of the Medford USPS facility and its employees, Congress

Oregon delegation approves fishery disaster assistance

KATUOregon senators and representatives announced October 13 that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined a fishery disaster for in-state salmon fisheries. This decision allows local fishermen eligible to apply for long overdue disaster assistance from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There is currently fishery disaster assistance through

Oregon senators Wyden and Merkley tout bills they argue will help families afford housing

KGW Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have outlined their priorities to provide affordable housing solutions around the Portland metro area.  They gathered for a press conference on Wednesday at Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, or PCRI. The nonprofit owns more than 700 units of affordable housing in north and Northeast Portland.  Sen.