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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

Umatilla Indian Reservation Getting Over $900,000 for Recycling Programs

Heartland Daily The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) $915,895 to improve and update the Tribes’ recycling plan. The funding, supported by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, aims to help the Tribes, “focus on

Congressional legislation supporting Siletz Tribe moving forward

The News Guard Oregon U.S. Representative Val Hoyle’s (OR-04) bill to restore fairness for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Siletz) has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote. The legislation will provide the legal ability for the Siletz and the State of Oregon to change a

Navy vet receives his medals after 50 years

 Columbia Gorge News Nov. 10 was a very special day for Tracy Wickwire: He finally received five of the medals he’d earned during two tours of duty in Vietnam, presented by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley at the Portland Airport USO. There to celebrate with him were his wife Patty, son

Connect to Congress: Q&A with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

KVAL Q: On federal investments in coastal fish habitat restoration? Merkley: We were able to announce about $5 million coming to the coast for habitat restoration. It will be going through the McKenzie River Trust and Wild Salmon Center, and we all want to see our salmon runs improve and they’re at high risk