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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

Wyden, Merkley, colleagues urge immediate action on wildland firefighter pay reform

The World U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Senate colleagues this week called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to advance permanent, comprehensive pay reform for wildland firefighters in Oregon and nationwide as temporary pay increases are set to end. “Firefighters deserve fair pay, support for their mental

Wyden, Merkley talk federal housing legislation, tax credits in Portland

Oregon Capitol ChronicalOregon’s two U.S. senators say the timing is right for approval of more federal funding and tax credits for housing for low- and middle-income families in Oregon and elsewhere.  Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, discussed their housing legislation at a press event Wednesday with housing


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