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Prineville receiving $1.5 million to improve drinking water access

Central Oregon Daily The City of Prineville is receiving $1.5 million from the federal government to improve its water system and allow more access to drinking water. The money will help cover modifications to two existing wells, permitting and design of a new aquifer storage and recovery well and upgrades

$10M for Oregon’s Electric Vehicle System: Funding to improve reliability, accessibility

The Coos Bay World The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is set to receive $10 million to replace or repair electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The federal investments are designed to improve the reliability and accessibility of Oregon’s charging infrastructure stem from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program included

Housing Authority to receive HUD funds

Columbia Gorge News Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Jan. 8 that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding communities across Oregon a total of $3,035,546 from the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program fund. Mid-Columbia Housing Authority based in The Dalles has been

Merkley Monthly: Fighting for Safety, Training, and Support for Oregon Fishermen

Curry Coastal Pilot Oregon’s fishing industry is vital to our coastal communities and economy. In 2022, commercial fishing produced over $230 million worth of salmon and other fish, shrimp, crab, and seafood products, and put more than 1,200 fishermen to work. In my town hall conversations with coastal counties every

Merkley, Wyden announce $13M for aquatic ecosystem conservation, restoration

Columbia Gorge News Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Dec. 21 a total of $13 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior will benefit five Oregon projects intended to protect and conserve aquatic ecosystems and habitats around the state. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will

Senate Democrats push new amendment to condition US military aid to Israel

Washington Examiner More than a dozen Senate Democrats are backing an amendment to President Joe Biden’s nearly $111 billion national security supplemental request that would place conditions on U.S. aid to Israel and other allies. Progressive Democrats in the Senate are pushing the amendment to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip as a result of Israel’s war