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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

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

Central Oregon agencies get federal funds for road safety projects

 The Bend Bulletin Four Central Oregon agencies will receive $760,000 combined in federal funds to plan road safety projects, federal lawmakers announced Monday. The money will go to Crook County, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Deschutes County and the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, according to a press release from

Merkley amendment to boost watershed improvements, irrigation modernization passes key Senate vote

KTVZ Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced Friday that their bipartisan amendment to significantly boost investments for multi-benefit projects under the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program, including watershed improvements and irrigation modernization projects, has passed the full Senate. Clearing this key hurdle means the amendment will be included in the FY24 Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and

Merkley amendment to boost watershed improvements, irrigation modernization passes key Senate vote

KTVZOregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced Friday that their bipartisan amendment to significantly boost investments for multi-benefit projects under the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program, including watershed improvements and irrigation modernization projects, has passed the full Senate. Clearing this key hurdle means the amendment will be included in the FY24 Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug

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