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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

Oregon’s US senators announce $20M in anti-terrorism and disaster grants

Millions of federal dollars are coming to Oregon to guard against terrorism and deal with natural disasters, according to U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. Thursday, July 27, 2023 By: Tim Gordon KGW 8 Millions of federal dollars are coming to Oregon to guard against terrorism and deal with natural disasters,

Oregon Senators Reach Out to HHS Over Baker City Birthing Center Closure

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 By: Garrett Christensen Elkhorn Media Group BAKER CITY – In response to the impending discontinuation of obstetrical services at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, and the subsequent effort by state officials to negotiate a continuation of said services, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeffery Merkley

Eugene Airport to receive $12.7 million for improvements

Friday, July 21, 2023 By: News Staff KVAL EUGENE, Ore. – According to a release from the U.S. Senate’s Office, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that Eugene Airport will be receiving $12,669,789 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for infrastructure improvements. “Regional airports are critical to