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
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
Wednesday, August 6, 2023 By: Kendall Bartley & KVAL Staff KPIC As wildfires continue to burn statewide, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is working to bring more federal funding to the state to help reduce the wildfire risk. The senator is planning to introduce the Wildfire Resilient Communities Act, with hopes
Monday, August 21, 2023 KQEN U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joins us during the August Recess to cover a number of issues of interest. Listen HERE.
Saturday, August 19, 2023 The World Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined colleagues to introduce the Preventing Election Subversion Act, legislation which would institute new safeguards to insulate state election administration from partisan pressure, and empower non-partisan local election officials. In 2022, state legislators across the country
Merkley, Wyden: Over $1 million headed to SW, SE Oregon for sagebrush, fish passage, riparian restoration work
Friday, August 18, 2023 By: KTVZ News Sources KTVZ WASHINGTON (KTVZ) – A year after the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Friday a total of $1.3 million in IRA funding headed to Southwest Oregon and Southeast Oregon Sagebrush Restoration Landscapes. These funds will be used for
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 By: Tom Joyce The Center Square The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $300,000 to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to help it respond to opioid overdoses. It received the funds as part of the Department’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. The initiative aims to
Thursday, August 10, 2023 Hermiston Herald Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Tuesday, Aug. 8, that the city of Irrigon has received $1 million from the federal Small Business Administration to build a business opportunity incubator. “Irrigon is very excited about this funding.?This grant brings opportunities for
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 By: Tom Joyce The Center Square The federal government is giving La Grande School district in Oregon more than $500,000. The district will receive $515,000 through the Department of Education for a Community Initiated Project to establish housing construction and construction career and technical education programs.