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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

Wyden, Merkley pledge transparency

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and his former Republican colleague Gordon Smith received loads of positive press for working together on certain bills and even appearing together at some town hall meetings. With Smith gone and a fellow Democrat, Jeff Merkley, in his place, Oregon’s senators have embarked on an even

Merkley on recovery

Jeff Merkley, freshman Democratic senator from Oregon, was a big supporter of Barack Obama last fall, and he’s still a fan. Lately, he’s just been a little concerned. “Folks in key positions at the top of the Obama financial team are more oriented to Wall Street than families,” Merkley said

Merkley will look out for us in Congress

Jeff Merkley is sort of like the U.S. economy: He’s at the bottom, working his way up. In Merkley’s case, the bottom has to do with the U.S. Senate’s seniority system. But being a freshman senator hasn’t curbed his determination to help improve Oregon’s economy. Merkley has a seat at