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Umatilla Indian Reservation to receive $250k for high-speed internet

KOIN PORTLAND, Ore. – At long last, high-speed internet is heading for unserved parts of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Ron Wyden announced Monday that the reservation will soon receive $250,000 in federal funding to expand its broadband service to currently unserved areas. “Equitable access to

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

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

SENATORS ANNOUNCE $27 MILLION TO SUPPORT PACIFIC SALMON RECOVERY

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.

KWUA signs agreement for collaboration in environmental restoration

Herald and News In the spirit of collaboration and mutual support, Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Klamath Tribes, the Yurok Tribes, the Karuk Tribes (Tribes), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) to further the common goals of achieving sustainability

Over $38 million in wildfire funding coming to Oregon

KRDV WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is sending $38 million to Oregon to improve wildfire resilience, U.S. senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today.  Funding will go to projects in Central Oregon, the Klamath River Basin and Mount Hood Forest Health and Fire-Resistant Communities, the senators

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

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