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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


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.

Merkley, Wyden join legislation to safeguard elections from partisan interference

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

$1M coming to Irrigon to support small businesses

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