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Central Oregon to receive $18 million for wildfire resiliency efforts

Hermiston Herald The federal government announced Thursday it will pour $18.2 million in new funds toward wildfire resiliency in Central Oregon. The funding is part of a larger $38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect Oregon forests from the impacts of climate change and wildfire, according


KQEN On Thursday, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced an investment of $27 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help support recovery efforts for Pacific salmon populations. A joint release said the federal funds are available due to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Wyden, Merkley Announce $70,000 for the Oregon Food Bank

The Skanner Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced an investment of $70,000 for the Oregon Food Bank from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service to connect local producers with emergency feeding organizations. “Nothing is more important than making sure folks in need

The U.S. should immediately mobilize ‘Operation Gaza Relief’

The Washington Post Israel has every right to pursue those who carried out Hamas’s horrific terrorist assault on Oct. 7. But the war strategy chosen by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has had a massive and unacceptable impact on Palestinian civilians. Israel’s campaign of bombing and shelling has killed an estimated 28,000 Palestinians, according to

Sen. Merkley: Border Bill failed due to Republicans playing politics

KVAL EUGENE, Ore. — Senate Republicans blocked a bill, in the works for weeks, that would combine tens of billions of dollars in aid for Ukraine and Israel together with border security measures. The agreement fell short of the 60 votes needed, but it may’ve been expected as most republicans had

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